Tandy Leather Factory to Open Second Retail Store in Atlanta, Georgia

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq:TLF) announced today that it plans to open a new retail store in Atlanta, Georgia in November. This brings the number of Tandy Leather retail stores to 79 and is the second store in the Atlanta area. The new store is located in the Westfork Business Center at 351 Thornton Road in Lithia Springs and will open for business on November 18.

Chief Executive Officer and President, Jon Thompson, commented, "The Atlanta area is a very solid market for us and we believe it can easily support a second store. We have a store in Norcross that performs extremely well and we expect this new store on the west side of Atlanta to be as successful. David Gurule will be the manager of the new store. He has been training in several of our stores since May and understands how to sell our product. We are confident that he will do well in his new position as manager of the Atlanta West store."

Tandy Leather Factory, Inc., (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a specialty retailer and wholesale distributor of a broad product line including leather, leatherworking tools, buckles and adornments for belts, leather dyes and finishes, saddle and tack hardware, and do-it-yourself kits. The Company distributes its products through its 29 Leather Factory stores, located in 19 states and 3 Canadian provinces, 79 Tandy Leather retail stores, located in 37 states and 6 Canadian provinces, and three combination wholesale/retail stores located in the United Kingdom, Australia and Spain. Its common stock trades on the Nasdaq with the symbol "TLF". To be included on Tandy Leather Factory's email distribution list, go to http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=1625&to=ea&s=0.

This news release may contain statements regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results that are considered "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results and events may differ from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: changes in general economic conditions, negative trends in general consumer-spending levels, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of opening retail stores; availability of hides and leathers and resultant price fluctuations; change in customer preferences for our product, and other factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and except as required by law, we do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Shannon L. Greene, Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (817) 872-3200 or sgreene@tandyleather.com Mark Gilbert, Magellan Fin, LLC (317) 867-2839 or MGilbert@MagellanFin.com

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