ascena retail group names Eric Hunter as President, Plus Fashion segment including Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands

MAHWAH, N.J., 2018-Jan-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), announced today that Eric Hunter will serve as President of ascena’s Plus Fashion segment which includes the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands.

“Eric’s broad experience and focus on the customer makes him well-equipped to take on this essential leadership position,” said Gary Muto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands.

Mr. Hunter’s background includes more than 20 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a position he held since 2013. Mr. Hunter also has experience as Senior Vice President and acting Chief Marketing Officer for JCPenney Company where he led strategy, research, creative, media, customer relationship management and digital direction. Prior to that, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Marketing Officer & Group President with Kellwood Company. He also gained experience at PMK/HBH/Momentum and Creative Artists Agency. Mr. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University and his master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

“After a comprehensive search process, we have found an outstanding individual to assume leadership of these iconic brands,” said David Jaffe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ascena retail group, inc. “Eric has a track record of strong leadership, vision and strategy both inside and outside of retail that make him uniquely qualified to lead our Plus Fashion segment into the future.”

“I’m very excited to join ascena and contribute to the company’s transformation and growth efforts by leading Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique,” said Mr. Hunter.

About ascena retail group, inc. ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, lanebryant.com, Catherines.com, and shopjustice.com.

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ascena retail announces Linda Yaccarino as the 9th member of its Board of Directors

MAHWAH, N.J., 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), today (Oct. 11, 2016) announced that, after an extensive search, Linda Yaccarino has been appointed as an independent director of ascena, effective immediately. Her appointment returns the ascena Board of Directors to nine members.

Ms. Yaccarino currently serves as Chairwoman, Advertising, Sales and Client Partnerships for NBCUniversal, Inc.With nearly $10 billion dollars of annual revenue responsibility, she is responsible for national advertising revenues and marketplace strategy and innovation for the company’s wide-reaching portfolio, which comprises two broadcast networks, 15 cable networks, and over 50 digital properties.

Since joining NBCUniversal, Inc. in 2011, Ms. Yaccarino has transformed advertising sales into the leading sales and marketing organization in the industry. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Yaccarino served as Executive Vice President and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising Sales, where she was responsible for advertising revenues, marketing and program acquisitions for the company’s portfolio of networks.

Ms. Yaccarino was recognized in 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” for the third year in a row. She was also recognized by Variety’s “Power of Women of New York” in 2014 and as a “CEO of Tomorrow” by BusinessWeek.

As an active leader in community and philanthropic work, Ms. Yaccarino sits on the Executive Committee and Board of the Ad Council and on numerous philanthropic boards such as Adults and Children with Learning and Development Disabilities (ACLD) and the John A. Reisenbach (JAR) Foundation. Her community and professional affiliations include active involvement with Women in Cable & Telecommunications and Penn State University, where she sits on the Dean’s Advancement Council in the College of Communications.

“We are delighted to have Linda join our Board,” said Elliot S. Jaffe, Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. “She brings a wealth of experience that we believe will add great value to our Board.”

About ascena retail group, inc.

ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands, and for tween girls under the Justice brand. ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,900 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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