Company Statement Regarding News Involving Build-A-Bear Workshop? on July 4, 2009

Posted July 5, 2009

On Saturday, July 4th, several news stories appeared regarding a drug dealer who allegedly hid drugs inside products purchased in our stores. We have not been contacted by state, local or federal authorities regarding this situation. What we know about this is what has appeared in the news media. Although our name was included in the story, this is clearly not about our products or our stores. It is about very serious allegations of illegal drug activities and the investigation is in very capable hands with the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

When requested, we will cooperate fully with the authorities on this matter.

Guests with questions should contact:
Guest services
314-423-8000
866-232-7269
Guest.Services@buildabear.com

Members of the media with questions should contact:
Jill Saunders
314-423-8000 ext. 5293
314-422-4523 (cell)
JillS@buildabear.com