New Look for Trans World Entertainment's E-Commerce Site, TWEC.COM; TWEC.COM's E-Commerce Site to Feature Daily Updates, Fast Page Loads and Easy Site Browsing

ALBANY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2000–Leading entertainment products retailer, Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq National Market: TWMC), announced today the redesign of its web site, TWEC.COM, the online hub for Trans World’s brick and mortar stores.

The features will include a user-friendly homepage with daily updates, up-to-the-minute entertainment news, product promotions and giveaways, as well as provide customers with the latest music, movies, video games and digital downloads. In addition, the site now uses one click access to reach all product and service pages.

“Our goal is to help shoppers find the products they are looking for as quickly as possible,” said William Tynan, General Manager of E-Commerce at Trans World Entertainment. “The new site design enhances the consumer’s experience by loading the pages faster and providing easier navigation throughout the web site.”

Michael Madden, Trans World Entertainment’s President and Chief Operating Officer said, “We continue to be devoted to providing the best online entertainment experience for our visitors. Now it will be even faster and more accessible for our customers to enjoy their favorite entertainment products.”

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United States. The Company operates retail stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as an e-commerce site, Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall and F.Y.E. Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Spec’s and Planet Music.

About The Web’s Entertainment Center (TWEC.COM)

TWEC.COM is the online hub for Trans World Entertainment’s retail stores. With worldwide distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United States, the site features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVD and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail stores, and more. TWEC.COM is home to Trans World’s “On Stage” series, featuring live concerts, online chats, in-store artist appearance schedules, in-studio performances and entertainment media that is on-demand.

Certain statements in this report set forth management’s intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future based on current facts and analyses. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such statements. Additional information on factors that may affect the business and financial results of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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