Signet Jewelers Limited appoints R. Mark Graf as an Independent Director

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers Limited (the “Company”) (NYSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed R. Mark Graf as an Independent Director effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Graf currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Discover Financial Services and has more than 30 years of experience in treasury, financial planning, accounting, corporate development and business line management.

H. Todd Stitzer, Chairman, commented, “Mark brings to Signet a deep, balanced and diversified finance, credit and leadership experience, which will make him a valuable addition to the Signet Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board, I welcome him, and we look forward to benefiting from his knowledge and insight.”

Prior to joining Discover Financial Services, Mr. Graf was an Investment Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the financial services industry. Prior to that, he served as Partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners from 2006 to 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Graf holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Additionally, Mr. Dale W. Hilpert notified the Company of his decision to retire from the Board of Directors for personal reasons, effective June 28, 2017.

Mr. Stitzer added: “On behalf of the Board, I thank Dale for his significant and valued contribution to Signet over the last 14 years and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

SOURCE: Signet Jewelers

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Signet Jewelers Limited expands its board to 12 members with the appointment of Brian A. Tilzer

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, today (January 31, 2017) announced that the Signet Board of Directors has voted to expand the board to 12 members and has appointed Brian A. Tilzer to fill the newly created board position effective immediately. Mr. Tilzer currently serves as Chief Digital Officer at CVS Health and has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and information technology, with a deep concentration in corporate and ecommerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Health, Mr. Tilzer was the Senior Vice President of Global e-Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies.

“Brian brings to Signet deep, innovative digital and e-commerce experiences at major retailers,” said Chairman H. Todd Stitzer. “There is a valuable connection between Brian’s very specific experience and the strong growth opportunities ahead for Signet. Brian is a successful innovator in the digital space and we believe his knowledge and insight will make Brian a valuable addition to the Signet Board of Directors.”

In his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for CVS Health, Mr. Tilzer is responsible for developing and leading the teams driving CVS Health’s company wide digital innovation efforts. He is also focused on connecting current and future digital initiatives and ensuring that CVS Health continues to use the most innovative technology available to seamlessly meet customers’ needs.

Mr. Tilzer holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from The Wharton School, and is a member of the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), a leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders.

About Signet and Safe Harbor Statement:

Signet Jewelers Limited is the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda. Further information on Signet is available at www.signetjewelers.com. See also www.kay.com, www.zales.com, www.jared.com, www.hsamuel.co.uk,www.ernestjones.co.uk, www.peoplesjewellers.com and www.pagoda.com.

This release contains statements which are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, based upon management’s beliefs and expectations as well as on assumptions made by and data currently available to management, appear in a number of places throughout this document and include statements regarding, among other things, Signet’s results of operation, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which Signet operates. The use of the words “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “believes,” “should,” “potential,” “may,” “forecast,” “objective,” “plan,” or “target,” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to general economic conditions, to general economic conditions, regulatory changes following the United Kingdom’s announcement to exit from the European Union, a decline in consumer spending, the merchandising, pricing and inventory policies followed by Signet, the reputation of Signet and its brands, the level of competition in the jewelry sector, the cost and availability of diamonds, gold and other precious metals, regulations relating to customer credit, seasonality of Signet’s business, financial market risks, deterioration in customers’ financial condition, exchange rate fluctuations, changes in Signet’s credit rating, changes in consumer attitudes regarding jewelry, management of social, ethical and environmental risks, security breaches and other disruptions to Signet’s information technology infrastructure and databases, inadequacy in and disruptions to internal controls and systems, changes in assumptions used in making accounting estimates relating to items such as extended service plans and pensions, risks related to Signet being a Bermuda corporation, the impact of the acquisition of Zale Corporation on relationships, including with employees, suppliers, customers and competitors, and our ability to successfully integrate Zale Corporation’s operations and to realize synergies from the transaction.

For a discussion of these risks and other risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward looking statement, see the “Risk Factors” section of Signet’s Fiscal 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 24, 2016 and Part II, Item 1A of Form 10-Q filed November 29, 2016. Signet undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.

Contact:

Investors:
James Grant
1-330-668-5412
VP Investor Relations

Media:
David Bouffard
1-330-668-5369
VP Corporate Affairs

Source: Signet Jewelers Limited