TBC prepares analysts for third-quarter results

Oct. 5, 2004

TBC Corp. will report its third-quarter results following the close of the NASDAQ on Monday, Oct. 25. A conference call discussing the financial results will be held the following day, Oct. 26, at

10 a.m. EST.

According to TBC, the hurricanes´ damage in Florida negatively impacted the company´s performance in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. The company has 160 retail stores in Florida, which represent approximately one-third of its total company-operated store base.

"Based on current assessments, the company expects the combined

negative impact of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne to be

approximately $0.09 to $0.12 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2004," says TBC.

The conference call also will be Webcast at TBC´s Web site, www.tbccorp.com. The Webcast will be archived at the Web site until Nov. 26, 2004. A telephonic replay of the conference call also will be available through Nov. 1 by calling (888) 203-1112,

passcode 840070.

TBC´s stock price closed at $22.81 on Monday, Oct. 4. That compares to a 52-week high and low of $30.90 and $20.31, respectively.