Hot Topic, Inc. To Present At The B. Riley Investor Conference

Hot Topic, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: HOTT), is scheduled to present at the B. Riley Investor Conference at The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. Pacific time. Hot Topic, Inc. will be represented at the conference by Lisa Harper, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Jim McGinty, Chief Financial Officer; Mark Mizicko, Chief Planning Officer; and George Wehlitz, Vice President, Finance.

The audio portion of the presentation will also be available via live webcast and interested parties can access the event by going to the Investor Relations website for Hot Topic, Inc. located at This presentation will provide a review of historical data and address certain company initiatives. A replay of the presentation will be archived at the Hot Topic, Inc. Investor Relations website for approximately one month.

This conference and webcast will contain historical information and 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 store 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 company’s SEC reports including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 28, 2012, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Historical results achieved are not necessarily indicative of the future prospects of the company, and actual results or circumstances could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

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