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. 
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/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) 
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