|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Best Buy Co Inc|
|Best Buy Co. Inc., was incorporated in the state of Minnesota in 1966 as Sound of Music, Inc. In 1983, it changed its name to Best Buy Co., Inc. The Company is a multi-national retailer of consumer electronics, computing and mobile phone products, entertainment products, appliances and related services. The company operates retail stores and call centers and conduct online retail operations under a variety of brand names such as Best Buy (BestBuy.com, BestBuy.ca), Best Buy Mobile (BestBuyMobile.com), The Carphone Warehouse (CarphoneWarehouse.com), Five Star, Future Shop (FutureShop.ca), Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales and The Phone House (PhoneHouse.com). It operates two reportable segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic segment is comprised of the operations in all states, districts and territories of the U.S., operating under various brand names including, but not limited to, Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video and Pacific Sales. The International segment is comprised of: all Canada operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, Cell Shop, Connect Pro, Future Shop and Geek Squad; all Europe operations, operating under the brand names The Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and Geek Squad; all China operations, operating under the brand name Five Star and all Mexico operations, operating under the brand names Best Buy and Geek Squad. The Company’s main competitors are consumer electronics retailers including vendors who offer their products direct to the consumer, internet-based businesses, wholesale clubs, discount chains and home-improvement superstores. The Company is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act and its rules and regulations.|
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