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      BEST BUY’S GEEK SQUAD® Helps American Institute of Architects Members Make The Most of Their Technology

      Members receive special pricing on all online, in-store and in-home
      Geek Squad services; free setup on Geek Squad Office Support plans

      Contact: Matt Tinder
      202-626-7462
      mtinder@aia.org


      Best Buy Contact: Jeremy Baier
      Best Buy’s Geek Squad
      612-291-4812
      Jeremy.Baier@bestbuy.com


      For immediate release
      :
      Washington, D.C. – August 14, 2012
      Best Buy’s Geek Squad, Best Buy’s 24-hour tech support task force, today announced a new benefit that provides American Institute of Architects (AIA) members special pricing on all online, in-store and in-home services provided by Geek Squad. In addition to a 10 percent discount on these services, the program also offers free setup with the purchase of any Geek Squad Office Support plan.

      “This new offer helps AIA members make the most of their gear and get the right tools they need to grow,” said Brian Hutto, vice president of Best Buy Services. “Geek Squad is a trusted advisor that can answer questions around the clock, giving members the help they need with their computers, tablets and other devices when they need it most.”

      With approximately 20,000 technicians nationwide, Geek Squad provides tech installation, repair and optimization services for consumers and businesses alike, for computing, home theater, auto electronics, mobile devices and other products. Geek Squad Office Support helps customers with diagnostics and repair, client and server administration, and network integration, including network, firewall, VPN, and server support as well as data backup and transfers. The Standard Plan comes with an unlimited 24/7/365 phone and online support for $24.99 per month per seat, and the Advanced Plan with unlimited 24/7/365 phone and online support plus on-site agent support for $49.99 per month.

      The American Institute of Architects is the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for members in service and society.

      AIA members may obtain more information about the program by visiting http://www.aia.org/.

      About Geek Squad
      Since its expansion nationally in 2004, Geek Squad has grown to nearly 20,000 technicians who support install and repair for consumers and small businesses alike, including computing, home theater, auto electronics, mobile devices and appliances. Geek Squad technicians are available at Precincts in all Best Buy U.S. stores, through house calls and via online chat, remote support or over-the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      About Best Buy Co., Inc.
      Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees - 167,000 strong - are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For additional information about Best Buy, visit http://www.investors.bestbuy.com/.

      About The American Institute of Architects
      For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit http://www.aia.org.

 

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