Toys 'R' Us, Inc., Partners With Upromise in Helping Families Save For College

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Toys 'R' Us, Inc.

    PARAMUS, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Toys "R"
 Us, Inc., the world's leading retailer of toys and juvenile products, today
 joined Upromise, Inc., and other leading companies in helping customers to
 save for the college education of their children, grandchildren or any future
 student they wish to support.
     "Toys "R" Us is very pleased to be the exclusive toy retail partner in
 Upromise, which will change the way families save for higher education," said
 John Eyler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toys "R" Us, Inc.  "Toys
 "R" Us is in the business of making dreams come true for children.  Now, by
 helping families save for college every time they shop at a Toys "R" Us, Kids
 "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store, we are helping parents realize their dreams of
 a college education for their children."
     Toys "R" Us, Inc., will contribute 2% of a customer's total purchase to
 their Upromise account, once that customer enrolls, for free, with Upromise at
 http://www.upromise.com.  Contributions from Toys "R" Us and other Upromise
 contributing companies will be invested in nationally available Section "529"
 college savings plans managed by Salomon Smith Barney or Fidelity Investments.
     "Through Upromise, Toys "R" Us is helping our customers solve one of their
 biggest stay-awake issues -- affording a college education for their
 children," added Mr. Eyler.  "If families start to save for college as early
 as they begin buying diapers, clothes, cribs, car seats and toys for their
 children, they won't be forced to assume the level of debt most families take
 on.  Our goals are to help make it easy for families to get started saving
 early for college, save more and save in a quality savings plan."
     Toys "R" Us, Inc., the world's leading resource for kids, families and
 fun, currently operates 1,585 stores worldwide:  706 toy stores in the U.S.;
 492 international toy stores including franchise stores; 197 Kids "R" Us
 children's clothing stores; 150 Babies "R" Us stores; and 40 Imaginarium
 stores.  Customers may also visit the company's Internet sites at
 http://www.toysrus.com, www.babiesrus.com and www.imaginarium.com.
 
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    PARAMUS, N.J., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Toys "R"
 Us, Inc., the world's leading retailer of toys and juvenile products, today
 joined Upromise, Inc., and other leading companies in helping customers to
 save for the college education of their children, grandchildren or any future
 student they wish to support.
     "Toys "R" Us is very pleased to be the exclusive toy retail partner in
 Upromise, which will change the way families save for higher education," said
 John Eyler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toys "R" Us, Inc.  "Toys
 "R" Us is in the business of making dreams come true for children.  Now, by
 helping families save for college every time they shop at a Toys "R" Us, Kids
 "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store, we are helping parents realize their dreams of
 a college education for their children."
     Toys "R" Us, Inc., will contribute 2% of a customer's total purchase to
 their Upromise account, once that customer enrolls, for free, with Upromise at
 http://www.upromise.com.  Contributions from Toys "R" Us and other Upromise
 contributing companies will be invested in nationally available Section "529"
 college savings plans managed by Salomon Smith Barney or Fidelity Investments.
     "Through Upromise, Toys "R" Us is helping our customers solve one of their
 biggest stay-awake issues -- affording a college education for their
 children," added Mr. Eyler.  "If families start to save for college as early
 as they begin buying diapers, clothes, cribs, car seats and toys for their
 children, they won't be forced to assume the level of debt most families take
 on.  Our goals are to help make it easy for families to get started saving
 early for college, save more and save in a quality savings plan."
     Toys "R" Us, Inc., the world's leading resource for kids, families and
 fun, currently operates 1,585 stores worldwide:  706 toy stores in the U.S.;
 492 international toy stores including franchise stores; 197 Kids "R" Us
 children's clothing stores; 150 Babies "R" Us stores; and 40 Imaginarium
 stores.  Customers may also visit the company's Internet sites at
 http://www.toysrus.com, www.babiesrus.com and www.imaginarium.com.
 
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