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Longs Reports Preliminary February Retail Drug Store Sales

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) today reported preliminary total retail drug store sales of $379 million for the four-week period ended February 28, 2008, an increase of 3.2 percent from $368 million in the comparable period a year ago.

(Dollars in millions) 4 weeks ended February 28, 2008

Total retail drug store sales $379

Increase from comparable prior year

period 3.2%

Same-store sales increase:

Pharmacy 2.1%

Front-end 0.3%

Total 1.2%

About the Company

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the West Coast and in Hawaii. The Company operates 510 retail pharmacies and offers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beauty and convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services and Medicare beneficiary prescription drug plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary, RxAmerica, LLC. Additional information about Longs and its services is available at and more information about RxAmerica is available at

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