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Longs Drug Stores Opens New Store in La Jolla

August 1, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Longs Drug Stores Corporation announced today that it will open a new Longs Pharmacy in La Jolla, California.

At Noon on Saturday, August 2, Scott Peters, President of the City Council, will be on hand to welcome Longs Pharmacy at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Store Manager Kevin Kennedy, Pharmacy Manager Peter Wanningham and all of the associates at the new Longs Pharmacy at 5495 La Jolla Blvd invite the community to visit Longs’ second location in La Jolla in the community of Bird Rock. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be festivities including games, prizes, free samples and a special grand opening sale.

The store is approximately 8,000 square-feet and offers services in pharmacy, wellness, beauty and convenience. The Longs Pharmacy is designed to increase the interaction between pharmacists and customers and the wellness area includes broad assortments of vitamins, supplements, and health foods.

The beauty department is designed to encourage customers to spend time browsing, testing and touching the skin care and cosmetic product offering.

The convenience food area, which includes dry cereal, snacks, meal solutions, dairy and frozen foods, is designed for quick fill-in trips between grocery store visits. The new Longs Pharmacy also features digital photo processing capabilities and expert services.

An important feature of this location is 32 spaces of underground parking available to provide more convenience for Longs’ customers.

   The hours of operation for the new Longs Pharmacy in La Jolla are:      Store Hours:     7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday      Pharmacy Hours:  9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday                      9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday                      10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday     About Longs Drug Stores Corporation  

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the West Coast and in Hawaii. The Company operates more than 500 retail pharmacies and offers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beauty and convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services and Medicare beneficiary prescription drug plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary, RxAmerica, LLC. Additional information about Longs and its services is available at http://www.longs.com/ and more information about RxAmerica is available at http://www.rxamerica.com/.

Contact: Mark L. Holz

925-979-3979

Longs Drug Stores Corporation

CONTACT: Mark L. Holz of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, +1-925-979-3979

Web site: http://www.longs.com/