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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to be held on 05/29/08.

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


The Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Proxy Statement, Annual Report to Shareholders and Form of Proxy are available at:


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 Vote By Internet


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Voting items    
Notice is hereby given that the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Big Lots, Inc. will be held at our corporate offices located at 300 Phillipi Road, Columbus, Ohio, on May 29, 2008, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT, for the following purposes:  
1.   ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR each of the nominees named below.  
    01)     Jeffrey P. Berger                 06)     Philip E. Mallott    
    02)     Sheldon M. Berman 07)     Russell Solt    
    03)     Steven S. Fishman 08)     James R. Tener    
    04   David T. Kollat 09)     Dennis B. Tishkoff    
    05)     Brenda J. Lauderback      
2.     APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE BIG LOTS 2005 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN - The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the approval of amendments to the Big Lots 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan.  
3.   RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP AS THE INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR FISCAL 2008. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Big Lots' independent registered public accounting firm for the 2008 fiscal year.  
If any other matter properly comes before the Annual Meeting, common shares represented by proxies will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors on such matter.  
Only shareholders of record at the close of business on the record date, March 31, 2008, are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any postponement or adjournment therof.
Directions to the location of the Annual Meeting are available in the Investor Relations section of our website located at: