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Longs Reports Preliminary March Retail Drug Store Sales
Date:4/10/2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) today reported preliminary total retail drug store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended April 3, 2008.

Periods ended April 3, 2008

Month Quarter to Date

(Dollars in millions) (5 weeks) (9 weeks)

Total retail drug store sales $474 $853

Increase from comparable prior year

period 4.7% 4.0%

Same-store sales increase:

Pharmacy 0.1% 1.0%

Front-end 5.7% 3.2%

Total 2.8% 2.1%

Longs estimated that preliminary March front-end same-store sales were favorably impacted by approximately 350 to 400 basis points as a result of the three-week shift in Easter holiday sales. Easter occurred on March 23 this year versus April 18 last year.

Longs estimated that preliminary March pharmacy same-store sales were unfavorably impacted by approximately 525 to 575 basis points as a result of recent generic introductions being substituted for higher-priced brand name drugs. In addition, the switch of the prescription allergy medicine Zyrtec to over-the-counter status and a mild conclusion to the cold and flu season versus last year had an unfavorable impact of approximately 125 to 150 basis points on pharmacy same-store sales.

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 512 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 http://www.longs.com and more information about RxAmerica is available at http://www.rxamerica.com.

Contact: 925-979-3979


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