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Handleman Company Shareholders Approve Plan of Liquidation and Dissolution

Shareholders Re-Elect Eugene Miller and Adam Sexton as Directors

TROY, Mich., Oct 01, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Handleman Company (Pink Sheets: HDLM), www.handleman.com , today announced that its shareholders approved the Company's plan of liquidation and dissolution and also re-elected Eugene Miller and Adam Sexton as directors of the Company during the Company's annual meeting of shareholders. Comments made at the annual meeting of shareholders by the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Albert A. Koch, will be made available at the Company's website, www.handleman.com .
As previously reported, the decision to liquidate and dissolve the Company came primarily as a result of dramatic changes in the music industry, the Company's primary source of revenues. Over the past several years music sales have declined at double-digit rates, which had a significant impact on the Company's financial performance during that period. As a result, in June 2008 Handleman announced its decision to exit the North American music business and entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which it sold music inventory and selected other assets related to its Wal-Mart business in the United States to Anderson Merchandisers, L.P. ("Anderson"). Handleman also announced in July 2008 that it sold its Canadian operations to Anderson and sold its Artist to Market Distribution unit ("A2M") to Eurpac Service, Inc. In September 2008 Handleman announced that it sold a majority of its assets and operations in the United Kingdom to a subsidiary of Tesco PLC.

Handleman is continuing to explore opportunities to maximize the value of its other businesses and how best to maximize the economic return to its shareholders. These other businesses are Crave Entertainment Group, Inc. ("Crave"), a leading full-service distributor of video game software, hardware, and related accessories and a specialty video game publisher, and REPS LLC ("REPS"), a national in-store merchandiser.

While the Company believes that a cash distribution is a possibility, no assurance can be given to investors that any distribution will occur. Whether there will be any excess cash proceeds for distribution to shareholders is subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties that may prevent any such distribution from occurring. The Company will provide information about future cash distributions, if any, at such time as it believes that they are reasonably estimable.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are not historical facts. These statements involve risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements because of factors affecting any of a number of critical objectives, including, without limitation, successfully selling the Company's Crave and REPS businesses for amounts reasonably consistent with the Company's valuation of those assets, maintaining satisfactory working relationships with our lenders, maintaining satisfactory working relationships with Crave and REPS customers and vendors, maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund our day-to-day operations, retaining key personnel, satisfactory resolution of any outstanding claims or claims which may arise, finding and capitalizing on opportunities to maximize the value of the Company's non-music operations, selling certain other Company's assets in a timely manner, and other factors discussed in this press release and those detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Handleman Company notes that the preceding conditions are not a complete list of risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward- looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

SOURCE Handleman Company

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#49 becareful could drop Roy London 12/16/2012 05:45:36 PM
#48 holding up...sick Roy London 12/14/2012 03:30:37 PM
#47 holding up...sick Roy London 12/14/2012 03:30:33 PM
#46 By years end... Jbob 12/14/2012 11:14:13 AM
#45 What is the record date for the distribution? BioVestor1 12/14/2012 11:09:06 AM
#44 Wish I would have held this one, sold d3vnu11 12/14/2012 09:40:09 AM
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#42 Man, wished I was a short player bout now... Jbob 12/13/2012 08:53:42 PM
#41 Damn, on watch Jbob 12/13/2012 08:32:53 PM
#40 Nice 300K block. figone 12/13/2012 02:31:02 PM
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#38 on watch Roy London 12/09/2012 05:41:02 PM
#37 You still in this? What do you think d3vnu11 03/30/2012 02:16:21 PM
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#34 I am watching this closely too - looks mnadeau 03/13/2011 10:48:24 PM
#33 Channels are very tight. AliEn BRaInZ stox 03/13/2011 05:02:55 PM
#32 Man this thing is just trading sideways. AliEn BRaInZ stox 03/13/2011 04:53:47 PM
#31 HANDLE MAN 10Q today AliEn BRaInZ stox 03/03/2011 11:31:13 AM
#30 Man the ask is sooo thin AliEn BRaInZ stox 03/03/2011 11:09:56 AM
#29 No reply as of yet. transam73wi 12/14/2009 06:49:43 AM
#28 i didn't get a reply did you ? mitch9830 12/12/2009 02:26:07 PM
#27 Big drop down to support : ( illhonky 12/11/2009 02:13:35 PM
#26 I can't 100% confirm this but the way Henry Jo Bob 12/11/2009 11:35:12 AM
#25 I may call, if I get no response... transam73wi 12/11/2009 08:31:09 AM
#24 i also mailed but no reply yet. mitch9830 12/11/2009 08:27:58 AM
#23 I have e-mailed the company to seek clarification transam73wi 12/11/2009 07:06:17 AM
#22 I have no clue really..am just throwing what Tony Jeletonev 12/11/2009 03:14:34 AM
#21 This means there is no reason to buy rbens 12/11/2009 01:37:27 AM
#20 this is what bothers me the most in Tony Jeletonev 12/10/2009 07:47:47 PM
#19 They are selling ALL assets including the corp Henry Jo Bob 12/10/2009 05:08:30 PM
#18 NO, they are liquidating the company, not making Henry Jo Bob 12/10/2009 05:06:37 PM
#17 Any new millionare here? due to today's action? risc6k 12/10/2009 02:04:59 PM
#16 this will be nice also tomorrow mitch9830 12/10/2009 12:04:53 PM
#15 Stock jumped because of the filing. They Cordog1356 12/10/2009 11:47:50 AM
#14 BUY NOW! Look at FILING! They made LOTS calhawk01 12/10/2009 10:44:24 AM
#13 Interesting Thanks...I jumped in @ .20 First $tockfather 12/10/2009 10:43:39 AM
#12 This is going to $1! WOHO! calhawk01 12/10/2009 10:42:51 AM
#11 I think they found a buyer... transam73wi 12/10/2009 10:40:41 AM
#10 Any thoughts on what this might do? Why $tockfather 12/10/2009 10:37:41 AM
#9 Called it this morning.... transam73wi 12/10/2009 10:31:45 AM
#8 Based on what??? $tockfather 12/10/2009 10:19:53 AM
#7 HDLM is heavily shorted @ 31%. This could $tockfather 12/10/2009 10:17:57 AM
#6 Going to $1.00! calhawk01 12/10/2009 10:17:27 AM
#5 LMAO.....more sells than buys this morning and it's $tockfather 12/10/2009 10:14:26 AM
#4 i am reading the filings to see what Sportsjunkie 12/10/2009 10:14:05 AM
#3 What happened???? $$$-Play 12/10/2009 10:12:39 AM
#2 exactly... Sportsjunkie 12/10/2009 10:11:22 AM
#1 WTF? edwards 12/10/2009 09:53:57 AM
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