Respected Merchandising Executive Tapped to Lead America's Greatest Toy Store

Wayne, NJ (June 29, 2006) - Toys "R" Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Ronald D. Boire as President of Toys "R" Us, U.S. effective July 17. A highly talented and experienced retailing and consumer products executive, Mr. Boire, 45, joins Toys "R" Us from Best Buy Co., Inc., where he has served as Executive Vice President and Global Merchandise Manager since 2003. In his new position at Toys "R" Us, Mr. Boire will oversee all merchandising, marketing and operational responsibilities for the 587 store division. Mr. Boire will report to Gerald L. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Toys "R" Us, Inc.

Mr. Storch said, "Ron is a fabulous merchant with an outstanding track record. He is an important addition to our leadership team. With two decades of executive management experience, Ron has distinguished himself as a leader in the retail and consumer products industries by identifying customer needs, developing exciting merchandising statements and creating compelling store environments. I look forward to working with Ron in leveraging our toy specialist and authority positions for future growth."

Mr. Boire stated, "Toys "R" Us is one of the most recognized retail brands in the world, and I am excited about the tremendous opportunity that this great brand represents. I look forward to working with the Toys "R" Us team in developing differentiated merchandise assortments and a world-class shopping experience for customers."

At Best Buy, Mr. Boire led the merchandising organization, overseeing buying decisions for consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software, appliances and services for the company's 758 stores nationwide. Prior to joining Best Buy, he spent 17 years at Sony Corporation serving in a number of key marketing, sales and management positions before being appointed President of Sony Electronics Consumer Sales Company. In this role, he was responsible for managing sales and distribution of Sony's consumer electronics products across the United States. During his tenure at Sony Corporation, Mr. Boire also served as President, Sony Personal Mobile Products Company.

About Toys "R" Us, Inc.
Toys "R" Us is the world's leading specialty toy retailer. Currently it sells merchandise through more than 1,400 stores, including 587 stores in the U.S. and 648 international toy stores, including licensed and franchise stores as well as through its Internet sites at, and Babies "R" Us is the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 235 stores in the U.S. as well as on the Internet at

This press release contains "forward looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. All statements herein that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs or expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including, among others, risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in our reports and documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (which reports and documents should be read in conjunction with this press release). We believe that all forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions when made; however, we caution that it is impossible to predict actual results or outcomes or the effects of risks, uncertainties or other factors on anticipated results or outcomes and that, accordingly, one should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements in light of subsequent events or developments. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from anticipated results or outcomes discussed in any forward-looking statement.

For more information please contact:

Kathleen Waugh
Phone: 973-617-5888