Trans World Entertainment Announces Dean Adler to Leave Board of Directors

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Trans World Entertainment
Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC) announced today that Dean Adler has resigned from
the Board of Directors to pursue other interests that will prevent him from
dedicating the time necessary to exercise his duties as a board member.

“Over the past seven years Dean has provided excellent service as a
Director. We are grateful for his leadership and contributions to the Board
over these many years and wish him the best,” said Robert J. Higgins, Chairman
of the Board.

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music and
video products. The Company operates over 850 retail stores in 47 states, the
District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce
sites, http://www.fye.com and http://www.wherehouse.com. In addition to its
mall locations, operated primarily under the FYE brand, the Company also
operates freestanding locations under the names Coconuts Music and Movies,
Strawberries Music, Wherehouse, CD World, Spec’s and Planet Music.

Certain statements in this release 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.

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation
10/13/2004
CONTACT: John J. Sullivan, EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Trans World
Entertainment, +1-518-452-1242; or Rich Tauberman of MWW Group,
+1-201-507-9500, or , for Trans World Entertainment /
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http://www.fye.com
http://www.wherehouse.com /
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