Hot Topic, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter Financial Results

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hot Topic, Inc. announced that a conference call to discuss the 2015
Fiscal Year results for the period ended January 30, 2016 is scheduled
for April 19, 2016 at 4:30PM (ET). Access information for this
conference call will be published on the Secure Financial Information
Exchange prior to the date of the conference call.

Hot Topic, Inc. is a mall- and web- based market-leading specialty
retailer of music/pop culture-influenced and licensed apparel and
accessories targeting 18- to 24- year-old men and women. Music and pop
culture are the overriding inspirations at Hot Topic. The company
launched a new retail concept, BoxLunch, during the third quarter of
fiscal 2015. Revenues are generated primarily through retail stores in
the United States of America, Puerto Rico and Canada, and online through
its websites hottopic.com and boxlunchgifts.com. As of January 30, 2016,
the company operated 688 stores.

The aforementioned conference call may contain forward-looking
statements, which may include statements relating to financial results,
guidance, store and online operations (including closures, remodels and
relocations), projections, financial performance including cost
reductions and changes in business operations, and related matters.
These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including risks and
uncertainties associated with meeting expected financial results,
fluctuations in sales and comparable sales results, music, license and
fashion trends, competition from other retailers, uncertainties
generally associated with specialty retailing, technology and other
risks associated with Internet sales, the effect of negative conditions
in the economic environment (including global capital and credit
markets), the effect of severe weather or natural disasters, political
and/or social changes or events that could negatively impact shopping
patterns and/or mall traffic, relationships with mall developers and
operators, relationships with our vendors, litigation proceedings and
contingent liabilities, as well as other risks detailed in the Annual
Report for the Fiscal Year Ended January 30, 2016. Historical results
achieved are not necessarily indicative of the future prospects of the
company, and actual results or circumstances could differ materially
from any forward-looking statements made.

Current noteholders, prospective noteholders and securities analysts may
request access to the Secure Financial Information Exchange at:
http://www.hottopic.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-hottopic-Site/default/CustomerService-FinanceInfo

Contacts

Hot Topic, Inc.
George Wehlitz, CFO
626-839-4681 x2174