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Express Names Michael Keane Executive Vice President of Human Resources

Express Names Michael Keane Executive Vice President of Human Resources

PR Newswire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), the specialty retail apparel chain operating more than 600 stores, announced today that Michael Keane has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

Keane's extensive experience includes more than twenty years in a series of human resource leadership positions with Tween Brands, Limited Brands, Borden Foods and Whirlpool Corporation.  He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Stores for Tween Brands, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

"I'm pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Keane as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, as well as welcome him back to Express," said Michael Weiss, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Express, Inc.  "Throughout his career, Michael has clearly demonstrated his commitment to organizational effectiveness and culture shaping.  As we continue to execute on our four pillars of growth, Michael's keen insight and experiences both domestically and internationally, will help contribute to the transformation of Express into a leading international specialty retailer," he added.

About Express, Inc.:

Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates over 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and also distributes its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that do not directly relate to any historical or current fact and include, but are not limited to, growth strategy and plans. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions, which may not prove to be accurate. These statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements. Among these factors are (1) changes in consumer spending and general economic conditions; (2) our ability to identify and respond to new and changing fashion trends, customer preferences and other related factors; (3) fluctuations in our sales and results of operations on a seasonal basis and due to store events, promotions and a variety of other factors; (4) increased competition from other retailers; (5) the success of the malls and shopping centers in which our stores are located; (6) our dependence upon independent third parties to manufacture all of our merchandise; (7) our growth strategy, including our international expansion plan; and (8) our dependence on a strong brand image. Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in Express, Inc.'s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

Media Contact:
Barbara Coleman
Corporate Communications
(614) 474-4083
bcoleman@express.com

SOURCE Express, Inc.

 

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