TANDY BRANDS ACCESSORIES, INC. ADDS MARVIN J. GIROUARD TO BOARD

 f Directors  ARLINGTON, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBAC) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved the addition of Marvin J. Girouard, 58, to the Board.  Mr. Girouard holds the post of President and Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors of Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR), having joined that company in 1975.  Mr. Girouard's appointment restores the number of directors to seven from six; Mr. Clayton Niles retired from the Board in October of 1997.  Mr. J.S.B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am very pleased that Marvin Girouard has joined the Company's Board.  His years of expertise in merchandising, sourcing and operations will prove invaluable as Tandy Brands Accessories embarks on a new phase of growth.  Marvin is a distinguished business executive, is an active member of the College of Business Administration Development Council at Texas A&M University, and has been recognized for his achievements as the recipient of the 1995 Outstanding Alumni Award from that school.  We look forward to his guidance and influence in the coming years."  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets fashion accessories for men, women and children.  Key product categories include belts, wallets, neckwear, suspenders, handbags, socks and scarves. Merchandise is sold under various national brand names, such as Jones New York, Rolfs, Amity, Greg Norman Collection, Haggar, Canterbury, Prince Gardner and Princess Gardner, as well as private labels to all major levels of retail distribution.    SOURCE  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. /CONTACT:  J.S.B. Jenkins, President/Chief Executive Officer of Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc., 817-548-0090; or Naomi Rosenfeld, or Carolyn Capaccio of Morgen-Walke Associates, or Press - Jeff Siegel of Morgen-Walke Associates, 212-850-5600, Tandy Brands Accessories/  (TBAC PIR)  CO:  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. ST:  Texas IN:  TEX REA FIN SU:  PER 
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