Trans World Entertainment Pledges Support for Hurricane Katrina; Joins Efforts of American Red Cross

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Trans World Entertainment
Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), a leading specialty retailer of music, video and
video game products is assisting Hurricane Katrina relief efforts through an
in-store and online contribution effort as well as a pledge from the Company
of $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

Trans World, which operates FYE, Coconuts Music and Movies, Wherehouse, CD
World, Spec’s, Second Spin and Planet Music stores, is encouraging its
customers to make a contribution to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina when
visiting at any of its 800 stores across the country. Shoppers can simply add
on a contribution to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund at
the checkout counter and receive a receipt for their contribution.
Additionally, customers can go to www.fye.com, www.coconuts.com and
www.wherehouse.com to make a quick, simple and secure contribution to the
American Red Cross.

“Trans World is committed to helping those affected by the devastation of
Hurricane Katrina,” said Robert J. Higgins, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Trans World Entertainment. “We are focused on taking care of our
associates and their families in communities impacted by this disaster as well
as providing a means for our customers, associates and the Company to aid the
relief efforts.”

Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video
and video game products. The Company operates over 800 retail stores in 46
states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and
e-commerce sites, www.fye.com, www.coconuts.com, www.wherehouse.com and
www.secondspin.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, Second Spin and Planet Music.

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation

CONTACT:
John Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer,
Trans World Entertainment Corporation, +1-518-452-1242;
Rich
Tauberman of MWW Group,
+1-201-507-9500,
,
for Trans World
Entertainment Corporation
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