Sequential Brands Group and QVC® announce new additions to Martha Stewart’s existing collection

America’s Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert Grows Existing Collection with New Products

NEW YORK, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”) and QVC® announce new additions to Martha Stewart’s signature QVC line, which spans multiple categories. This spring, Martha is set to introduce Martha Stewart Pets, and will also unveil the latest offerings from her Gourmet Food and Garden collections.

“From her very first appearance, Martha has impressed QVC customers not only with her carefully curated collection of products, but with her incomparable passion for helping others find easy solutions to everyday problems,” said Doug Howe, Chief Merchandising Officer for QVC Group. “Our customers trust in Martha’s expertise entirely and truly regard her as a lifestyle expert and teacher, and we know our customers are going to love Martha’s new items as much as we do.”

Tune in to QVC on Thursday, March 15 at 3PM (ET) for the premiere of “Martha Stewart – Pets” as Martha demonstrates distinctive ideas for grooming, feeding, outfitting, and playing with pets. After successfully launching Martha Stewart Wine Co., Martha’s curated wine collection, in January, Martha is scheduled to further expand her Gourmet Food collection with items ranging from pastries and seafood to seasonal offerings. Following the successful pre-sale of Martha Stewart’s 90th book, Martha’s Flowers, Martha is set to introduce her latest tools and products perfect for preparing any backyard or outdoor space for spring.

“The Martha Stewart brand is devoted to informing and inspiring people to live more beautiful and functional lives, and I’m thrilled to introduce new products that do just that,” said Martha Stewart. “QVC allows me to engage directly with consumers and share my signature collection with millions of shoppers around the country. I look forward to further expanding my line with QVC customers.”

“Since launching on QVC, the Martha Stewart brand has experienced a great deal of success across multiple categories,” said Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group. “We believe QVC, a multi-platform retailer, to be a perfect fit for the Martha Stewart brand and are excited to grow our business. QVC is truly unmatched when it comes to offering an American icon like Martha Stewart, who can span so many different categories, from food and garden to skincare and apparel, and we are excited to debut our new categories.”

Items from the Martha Stewart collection are available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515. For the latest news and happenings at QVC, please visit the QVC Newsroom at newsroom.qvc.com.

About Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an Emmy® Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 90 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living—cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. Currently, the Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

About QVC 
QVC exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries and counting, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers over 14 broadcast networks reaching nearly 360 million homes, seven websites, and 195 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.

QVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation and is attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit www.libertyinteractive.com.

Media Contacts:
Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Dana Miller
212-827-8347
dmmiller@marthastewart.com

QVC
Katie Dougherty
Katie.Dougherty@qvc.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

Sequential Brands Group announces the appointment of Peter Lops as Chief Financial Officer

Viacom Executive to Join Company’s Management Team

NEW YORK, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SQBG) today (Feb 28, 2018) announced the appointment of Peter Lops as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lops joins Sequential from Viacom Media Networks where he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Distribution and Business Development division.

In this position, Mr. Lops will be responsible for the Company’s financial operations. He assumes the role from President and Interim CFO Andrew Cooperwho will continue to serve as President.

In announcing the appointment, CEO Karen Murray stated, “Peter has a robust skill set, including extensive public company experience in finance and operations. His background as well as his deep understanding of the licensing business, make him a great addition to the team. We’re thrilled to have him join us.”

Mr. Lops brings with him 20 years of financial and operational experience in the licensing business. In his most recent role at Viacom, he was an integral part of the leadership team that delivered industry leading double-digit growth for nine consecutive years. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis of Viacom Media Networks. Before joining Viacom, Mr. Lops was Vice President of Finance for Fox Television Stations, Inc. For nine years, he held financial roles at the National Football League serving as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Finance Director and Controller. Early in his career, he worked at Andersen LLP, where he led the IPO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

About Sequential Brands Group

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the active, home and fashion categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design, and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States and around the world.

For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Investor Relations & Media Contact:

Katherine Nash
knash@sbg-ny.com
(512) 757-2566

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

Martha Stewart teams up with Jack in the Box to kick-off the ultimate “foodie feud” during Sunday’s big game

NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) announced today (Jan. 30, 2018) that Martha Stewart is teaming up with Jack in the Box to kick-off the ultimate “foodie feud” during Sunday’s big game.

The Super Bowl spot, which was shot in the studios at Sequential Brand Group’s headquarters, is just the beginning of the social media battle between Martha Stewart and Jack Box. Viewers are encouraged to follow #JackvsMartha after the commercial airs to see how this brawl unfolds.

“We’re thrilled that Martha will be part of the Super Bowl commercial line-up again this year. It is such an incredible opportunity to reach an audience of that magnitude – underscoring the strength and popularity of her brand and its strong connection with consumers,” said Sequential Brands Group CEO Karen Murray.

Martha Stewart is one of the most high-profile celebrities in recent history to be featured in a Jack in the Box commercial. From menu variety to a one-of-a-kind marketing approach, Jack in the Box is best known for challenging convention. Partnering with Stewart continues the brand’s trend of delivering unexpected experiences to fans.

About Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 90 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month. Her branded products can be found in over 70 million households and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Additionally, through a wholly owned subsidiary, the company operates and franchises QDOBA MEXICAN EATS®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 700 restaurants in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information on Jack in the Box and QDOBA, including franchising opportunities, visit www.jackinthebox.com or www.qdoba.com.

Media Contacts:

Magrino Leigh Ann Ambrosi/ Mary Blanton Ogushwitz
T: 212-672-0353/212-259-0534
E: lambrosi@smapr.com / mary.blanton@smapr.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

Sequential Brands Group announces the appointment of Carolyn D’Angelo as President of Home division

Executive Brings Over 25+ Years Experience in Strategic Marketing, Licensing, and Brand Building

NEW YORK, 2017-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”), today announced Carolyn D’Angelo as President of Home reporting, directly to CEO Karen Murray.

Ms. D’Angelo will oversee the Company’s brands in its home division, which include Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, and Linens N’ Things.

“Carolyn has an established track record of building some of the best brands in home. She is smart, strategic, and brings with her a depth of knowledge and experience in the licensing business. She is a huge asset to our Company and I’m thrilled to have her as part of our executive team,” said Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group.

Before joining Sequential, Ms. D’Angelo spent 10 years at Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ:ICON), where she was tapped to start the home division of the brand management company. She eventually took on more responsibility and became Executive Vice President of Brand Management for the Women’s and Home divisions, overseeing sixteen brands in the portfolio. Prior to that, Ms. D’Angelo was Senior Vice President of Ralph Lauren Home and Corporate Marketing at Westpoint Home, where she managed the team responsible for the successful Ralph Lauren bed and bath business. Ms. D’Angelo also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Licensing at Waverly Lifestyle Group and was credited with creating the first licensed program using the archives of Waverly’s design library.

“When I think about the most iconic home brand in the marketplace, Martha Stewart immediately comes to mind. With my experience and relationships in the space, I want to unlock the many growth opportunities that exist for the brand,” said Ms. D’Angelo. “I’m excited to work with Martha, Karen, and the rest of the executive team and look forward to leading the home division into this next chapter of growth.”

Early in Ms. D’Angelo’s career, she served as VP, General Manager of the Disney division at Springs Industries, where she led a team that grew the bed and bath licensing business for many of Disney’s film and character properties. She has a BBA and MBA from Pace University and is currently Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a member of its Home Products Advisory Board.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design, and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Media Contact:
Katherine Nash
knash@sbg-ny.com
(512) 757-2566

SOURCE: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./ GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Martha Stewart brand to launch at QVC

Martha Stewart brand to launch at QVC

America’s Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert to Appear on QVC

NEW YORK, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”) and QVC, Inc. announced today (May 4, 2017) a multi-year agreement for the Martha Stewart brand. Under the new agreement, QVC will launch several categories for the brand including skincare, fashion apparel, and food and beverage.

“Our brand has always been devoted to teaching and inspiring people to live more beautiful, more functional and more meaningful lives and our products provide solutions to do just that,” said Martha Stewart. “I am thrilled to partner with QVC, which offers unique opportunities to engage directly with an even broader audience, bringing to life several new categories for the Martha brand including beauty and fashion.

The new collaboration, which is expected to launch in the second half of this year, will feature frequent appearances on QVC by Martha Stewart and a team of Martha’s favorite experts as they showcase new and exciting products and share tips on how to incorporate them into everyday living.

“QVC at its core is about the joy of discovery and the power of relationships, and few do a better job of connecting with fans and inspiring them to embrace new ideas than Martha Stewart,” said Mike George, QVC President and CEO.  “QVC combines the best of retail, media and social to create the most engaging shopping experience, and to collaborate with a brand such as Martha’s further emphasizes our commitment to excellence and innovation. By leveraging the power of this relationship, QVC, which is among the nation’s top mobile and eCommerce retailers, brings to our customers Martha’s passion and expertise in a special and exciting new way.”

Sequential Brands Group CEO, Karen Murray, added “QVC’s proven differentiated retail experience plays perfectly with the strength of the Martha Stewart brand.  We are excited by this opportunity as it provides the brand with a new channel of distribution and further expansion into untapped categories where we see strong sales potential.”

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 88 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. Currently, the Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

About QVC
QVC combines the best of retail, media and social to create the most engaging shopping experience, one that exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships.  Every day, in nine countries and counting, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect with shoppers via live dialog, engaging stories, interesting personalities and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers via 15 TV channels reaching more than 360 million homes, seven websites, and 195 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.

QVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation and is attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). Liberty’s QVC Group also includes zulily, a digital retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day at incredible prices. zulily has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation since October 2015. zulily features an ever-changing, always delightful collection of clothing, home décor, toys, gifts and more–for the whole family. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. Launched in 2010, zulily is headquartered in Seattle. Among mass merchants, the combined QVC Group (including QVC and zulily) is the #3 mobile retailer in the U.S., the #8 mobile retailer globally, and the #4 ecommerce player in North America, according to Internet Retailer. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit www.libertyinteractive.com.

SOURCE: Sequential Brands Group

Media Contacts:

Sequential Brands Group
Jaime Cassavechia
212-518-4771 x108
jcassavechia@sbg-ny.com

QVC
Jane Crawford
484-701-1506
Jane.Crawford@qvc.com

Investor Relations:

Sequential Brands Group
Katherine Nash
512-757-2566
knash@sbg-ny.com

Liberty Interactive Corporation
Courtnee Chun, 720-875-5420
Courtnee@libertymedia.com

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Sequential Brands Group Starts Year Strong With First Quarter 2017 Results

Company Announces New Multi-Year Agreement with QVC for Martha Stewart Brand

  • Q1 Revenue increased 16% to $39.4 million
     
  • Q1 GAAP diluted EPS of $(0.02); Q1 non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.09
     
  • Q1 GAAP net loss of $(1.2) million; Q1 non-GAAP net income of $5.9 million
  • Q1 Adjusted EBITDA increased 38% to $23.0 million

NEW YORK, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:SQBG) today (May 04, 2017) announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

First Quarter 2017 Results:
Total revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased 16% to $39.4 million, compared to $34.0 million in the prior year quarter.  On a GAAP basis, net loss for the first quarter 2017 was $(1.2) million or $(0.02) per diluted share compared to a net loss for the first quarter 2016 of $(1.1) million or $(0.02) per diluted share. Included in the first quarter 2017 was a charge of $(0.11) or $6.7 million related to costs associated with the departure of our former CEO. The charge included $3.2 million in severance expense and $3.5 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expense, which represents the accelerated vesting of previously granted stock awards, and was calculated based on the fair value on the stock’s grant date in April 2015 of $14.33 per share in accordance with GAAP. The fair value of the shares on the termination date was $3.95 per share, or approximately $1.1 million total.  Taking this and other small items into consideration, Non-GAAP income for the first quarter 2017 was $5.9 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to $2.5 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA (defined in the accompanying Non-GAAP Financial Measures) for the first quarter of 2017 was $23.0 million, compared to $16.7 million in the prior year quarter.  See Non-GAAP Financial Measure Reconciliation tables below for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP measures.

“We started the year off strong with solid results in the first quarter and several new organic growth initiatives underway,” said Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group. “Going forward, our top priority is implementing new revenue initiatives across all of our brands, while maintaining a disciplined approach to expense management. At the same time, we are focused on taking the steps needed to improve our balance sheet.”

Financial Update:
For the year ending December 31, 2017, the Company is reiterating guidance of $170 million to $175 million in revenue and $98 million to $102 million of Adjusted EBITDA.  The Company’s GAAP net income is now expected to be $15.5 million to $18.1 million due to costs associated with the departure of the Company’s CEO as mentioned above.  The Company’s contractual guaranteed minimum royalties for 2017 are approximately $120 million.  Consistent with the Company’s historical quarterly results, the Company expects revenue for 2017 to be weighted to the third and fourth quarters due to seasonality in the businesses of many of the Company’s licensees.

Business Update:
This morning the Company announced a new multi-year agreement with QVC for the Martha Stewart brand. The partnership is expected to launch in the second half of this year and will include categories such as fashion apparel, skincare and food and beverage. The collaboration will also feature appearances on QVC by Martha Stewart and a select team of Martha’s lifestyle experts.

Investor Call and Webcast:
Management will provide further commentary today, May 4, 2017, on the Company’s financial results via a conference call and webcast beginning at approximately 8:30 am ET.  To join the conference call, please dial (877) 407-0789 or visit the investor relations page on the Company’s website www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
This press release contains historical and projected measures of Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per diluted share.  The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss attributable to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries, excluding interest income or expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, acquisition-related costs, non-cash compensation, MSLO Shareholder and pre-acquisition litigation costs, restructuring costs and costs incurred in connection with CEO transition.  Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures which represent net loss attributable to Sequential Brands Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries, excluding acquisition-related costs, non-cash mark-to-market adjustments to stock-based compensation provided to non-employees, restructuring costs, costs incurred in connection with CEO transition, MSLO Shareholder and pre-acquisition litigation costs and adjustment to taxes.  These non-GAAP metrics are an alternative to the information calculated under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), as provided in the reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may be inconsistent with similar measures presented by other companies and should only be used in conjunction with the Company’s results reported according to GAAP.  Any financial measure other than those prepared in accordance with GAAP should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  We consider these measures to be useful measures of our ongoing financial performance because they adjust for certain costs and other events that the Company believes are not representative of its ongoing business.  See below for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP metrics from the most directly comparable GAAP measure.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the home, active and fashion categories.  Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams.  Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world.  For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.  To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are forward-looking statements (“forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning estimates of GAAP net income, Adjusted EBITDA, revenue (including guaranteed minimum royalties), and margins, guidance, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, expectations, intentions, projections, developments, future events, performance or products, underlying assumptions and other statements that are not historical in nature, including those that include the words “subject to,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “aims,” “targets,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “can,” “future,” “seek,” “could,” “predict,” the negatives thereof, variations thereon and similar expressions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events, based on what the Company believes are reasonable assumptions. Whether actual results will conform to expectations and predictions is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including: (i) risks and uncertainties discussed in the reports that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the  “SEC”); (ii) general economic, market or business conditions; (iii) the Company’s ability to identify suitable targets for acquisitions and to obtain financing for such acquisitions on commercially reasonable terms; (iv) the Company’s ability to timely achieve the anticipated results of recent acquisitions and any potential future acquisitions; (v) the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquisitions into its ongoing business; (vi) the potential impact of the consummation of recent acquisitions or any potential future acquisitions on the Company’s relationships, including with employees, licensees, customers and competitors; (vii) the Company’s ability to achieve and/or manage growth and to meet target metrics associated with such growth; (viii) the Company’s ability to successfully attract new brands and to identify suitable licensees for its existing and newly acquired brands; (ix) the Company’s substantial level of indebtedness, including the possibility that such indebtedness and related restrictive covenants may adversely affect the Company’s future cash flows, results of operations and financial condition and decrease its operating flexibility; (x) the Company’s ability to achieve its guidance; (xi) continued market acceptance of the Company’s brands; (xii) changes in the Company’s competitive position or competitive actions by other companies; (xiii) licensees’ ability to fulfill their financial obligations to the Company; (xiv) concentrations of the Company’s licensing revenues with a limited number of licensees and retail partners; and (xv) other circumstances beyond the Company’s control.  Refer to the section entitled “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for a discussion of important risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition.  The Company’s stockholders are urged to consider such risks, uncertainties and factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as, a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at or by which any such performance or results will be achieved.  As a result, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements.  The Company is not under any obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Readers should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risks and uncertainties to which the Company may be subject.  Consequently, readers should not consider such disclosures to be a complete discussion of all potential risks or uncertainties.

For media inquiries, contact:
Jaime Cassavechia
T:  +1 212-518-4771 x108
E:  jcassavechia@sbg-ny.com

For Investor Relations inquiries, contact:
Katherine Nash
T:  +1 512-757-2566
E:  knash@sbg-ny.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc. /globenewswire

Sequential Brands Group and DRINKS announce the launch of Martha Stewart Wine Co.

Sequential Brands Group and DRINKS announce the launch of Martha Stewart Wine Co.

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) and DRINKS announced today (April 05, 2017 ) the launch of Martha Stewart Wine Co., an online wine shop featuring a carefully curated collection of wines, plus monthly wine club options and special occasion gift memberships, available only at MarthaStewartWine.com.

Beginning today, wine lovers can turn to Martha Stewart Wine Co. for a collection of wines tasted and selected by Martha from the world’s great wine regions, plus a special collection of “Martha’s Favorites” that she reaches for first when entertaining family and friends. An expert panel, which includes Chris Hoel, the former sommelier of The French Laundry, and Martha Stewart Wine Co.’s in-house winemaker, consulted with vintners from around the world to develop the collection, with selections from top wine-producing regions such as Bordeaux, Tuscany, and coastal California. The result is a diverse selection of wines that have all passed Martha’s personal test for quality, delicious flavor, and the ability to pair well with food.

“I am excited to bring my passion for wine to wine lovers across the nation with Martha Stewart Wine Co.,” said Martha Stewart. “Wine has played an important role in that part of my life focused on entertaining and teaching others how to entertain. With the launch of this fabulous online wine shop, I am confident that we can teach consumers how to pour the right wine, and enjoy the right wine, at every occasion.”

“Martha brings a trusted and authoritative point of view, and we are thrilled to work closely with her to offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy the wine that Martha serves to her family and friends,” said Zac Brandenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DRINKS. “Martha Stewart Wine Co.’s direct-to-consumer model offers wine lovers, and those new to wine, the chance to get award-winning wines conveniently delivered to their home or office.”

“We are thrilled to announce today’s expansion of the Martha Stewart brand, as it adds an entirely new product category to the business, while also furthering our e-commerce strategy,” added Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group. “With the successful growth we have seen of the Martha Stewart brand in direct commerce channels overall, we believe this new launch of Martha Stewart Wine Co. will become a significant business for us over time.”

Martha Stewart Wine Co. offers a wide range of varietals and price points, from affordable everyday wines to premium, special occasion bottles. When a customer shops at Martha Stewart Wine Co., their selections will be carefully packaged and delivered to their door in about three business days. Shipping is included with orders of 12 or more bottles.

Monthly wine clubs and year-long gift subscriptions are also available through Martha Stewart Wine Co., offering curated wine packs for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and more. Ongoing deliveries can be tailored to the customer’s liking and each shipment contains a congratulatory letter from Martha to the recipient, creating a special moment upon opening.

Additionally, MarthaStewartWine.com is a content-rich destination, offering in-depth wine storytelling and articles; video tasting notes and food pairings with “Martha’s Favorites” wines; education and etiquette; recipes and pairings; entertaining ideas and tips; bottle reviews and more.

Martha Stewart Wine Co. delivers wine to legal adults 21 years of age and older. Home and office delivery is available within the United States, only at MarthaStewartWine.com. Pricing and availability of wines subject to change, and wine selections may vary by state.

For more information and the full collection from Martha Stewart Wines Co. visit: www.MarthaStewartWine.com.

ABOUT MARTHA STEWART
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 88 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living – cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month. Her branded products can be found in over 70 million households and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.

ABOUT DRINKS
DRINKS (www.drinks.com) operates the leading consumer marketplace for high quality and affordable premium wine available for delivery around the United States. Leveraging big data and patent-pending technology, DRINKS maximizes consumer demand by generating customized store shelves and wine packs to match prospective customers with the right wines. DRINKS was founded in 2013 in Los Angeles, CA by a team of digital marketing, technology, and beverage alcohol experts.

ABOUT SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Both photos are available via AP PhotoExpress, and the photo, “Martha Stewart launches Martha Stewart Wine Co.,” is also available at Newscom, www.newscom.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mary Blanton Ogushwitz
Magrino
212-259-0534
mary.blanton@smapr.com

Morgan Boston
Magrino
212-822-8163
morgan.boston@smapr.com

Jaime Cassavechia
Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
212-518-4771 x108
jcassavechia@sbg-ny.com

Katie Gerber
Drinks Holdings, Inc.
310-441-8400
pr@drinks.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

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Sequential Brands Group announces the appointment of Karen Murray as CEO

Sequential Brands Group announces the appointment of Karen Murray as CEO

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (the “Company”) today (March 22, 2017) announced that Karen Murray has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company.  Ms. Murray has also been appointed to serve as a Director of the Company.  A strong operator who has a depth of management and industry experience, she was most recently President of VF Sportswear, a wholly owned subsidiary of VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel makers. Ms. Murray is replacing Yehuda Shmidman, who is stepping down from his position at the Company and as a member of the Board of Directors.

William Sweedler, Chairman of the Board said, “Karen Murray has outstanding leadership skills and industry experience and she has demonstrated her ability to activate and grow successful brands. We are excited to have an executive of Karen’s caliber join and lead our team at Sequential to grow with us.  I have admired her and watched her thrive in her career, and I am pleased that we will be able to work together.”

“I’m excited to join Sequential Brands Group, a company with powerful brands, world-class licensing and retail partners, and a talented team,” said Ms. Murray. “After 30 years of experience managing consumer brands in both licensing and operating businesses, I’m thrilled to join a company with such strong growth prospects, and I look forward to working with the team.

Prior to joining Sequential, Ms. Murray was the President of VF Sportswear, where she oversaw the $1.2 billion global brand, Nautica, as well as Kipling. She joined VF Sportswear, in 2007 as President of its Nautica Men’s Sportswear and Nautica Jeans Company businesses and the following year, she was appointed President of VF Sportswear. Ms. Murray began her career at Gant, where she remained for nine years before transitioning to Liz Claiborne. She assumed many different roles throughout her tenure at Claiborne, including President from 1998 to 2007.

“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Yehuda for his service and the contributions he has made during his tenure with the Company,” continued Sweedler. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active and home categories.  Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams.  Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world.  For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.  To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Media Contact:
Magrino
Leigh Ann Ambrosi/ Mary Blanton Ogushwitz
T: 212-672-0353/212-259-0534
E:  lambrosi@smapr.com / mary.blanton@smapr.com

Investor Contact:
Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Katherine Nash
T:  512-757-2566
E:  knash@sbg-ny.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire