Tractor Supply Appoints William Bass to Its Board of Directors

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Jan. 15 -- Tractor Supply Company (Nasdaq: TSCO), the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, today announced that William Bass has been appointed to the Company's board of directors.

Mr. Bass is a seasoned executive with expertise in e-commerce and
merchandising. He co-founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer
for Fair Indigo, a direct response men's and women's apparel retailer formed
on the premise of "fair trade." Prior to that, he held several management
positions with Sears, Roebuck & Company and was responsible for leading the e-
commerce initiatives for Sears Customer Direct and Lands' End Inc., where he
grew from $60 million in annual sales to more than $550 million.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bass managed the development and production of all
market research for e-commerce and other new media channels at Forrester
Research, Inc.

Jim Wright, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We
are very pleased Bill is joining Tractor Supply's board of directors. His
extensive retail knowledge coupled with his proven success in both e-commerce
and merchandising provides additional strength and broadens the expertise of
our board. Additionally, Bill's leadership experience and entrepreneurial
spirit will be valuable assets to Tractor Supply as we continue to grow our

Mr. Bass commented, "I welcome the opportunity to join Tractor Supply's
board of directors, particularly at this time when the Company is implementing
its multi-channel strategy. The Company has done an outstanding job creating
a distinct in-store experience that serves a unique lifestyle and I am excited
about its recent initiative to bring that dynamic online. I look forward to
contributing to the Company's success and long-term growth in the market."

About Tractor Supply Company

As of September 29, 2007, Tractor Supply Company operated 738 stores in 40
states. The Company's stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of
recreational farmers and ranchers. The Company also serves the maintenance
needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small
businesses. Stores are located in towns outlying major metropolitan markets
and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive
selection of merchandise: (1) equine, animal and pet products, including
everything necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2)
maintenance products for agricultural and rural use; (3) hardware and tool
products; (4) seasonal products, including lawn and garden power equipment;
(5) truck and towing products; and (6) work clothing for the entire family.

SOURCE Tractor Supply Company

CONTACT: Anthony F. Crudele, Chief Financial Officer, or Randy Guiler,
Director of Investor Relations, both of Tractor Supply Company,

Investors: Cara O'Brien or Erica Pettit, both of Financial
Dynamics for Tractor Supply Company, +1-212-850-5600

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