– USA, AL – Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB), an athletic specialty retailer, today announced that James A. Hilt has been added to the Company’s Board of Directors, bringing its current membership to nine directors. Mr. Hilt, whose term expires in 2020, will serve on the Company’s Audit Committee.

Mickey Newsome, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Jim to our Board. With the recent launch of our transactional website and our transition to a robust digital retailer, Jim’s experience in retail and background in optimizing e-commerce strategies will be invaluable as we grow this business in the future. He also understands the importance of the brick-and-mortar presence as it relates to the digital experience, and knows how to leverage the customer base across channels.”

Mr. Hilt has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and eCommerce at Express, Inc. since March 2016. Mr. Hilt joined Express in February 2014 as Senior Vice President of e-Commerce. Prior to joining Express, he was Vice President of eBooks and Managing Director, International at Barnes & Noble, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hilt held several executive positions at Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. Before Sears, Mr. Hilt was a Director of Global Marketing at SAP and held several senior positions at IBM.

Jim Hilt added, “I am very pleased to join the Board of Hibbett Sports during this exciting transition to a fully functional digital retailer. With the majority of its store base in smaller, rural communities, we can now leverage our digital site to connect with our customer base. I believe that my past experience will provide a solid basis for me to contribute to Hibbett’s long-term strategy.”

Hibbett Sports, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama is a leading athletic-inspired fashion retailer with more than 1,000 stores, primarily located in small and mid-sized communities across the country. Founded in 1945, Hibbett stores have a rich history of convenient locations, personalized customer service and access to coveted footwear, apparel and equipment from top brands like Nike, Under Armour and Adidas. Consumers can browse styles, find new releases, shop looks and make purchases online.

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