Zale Names Jamie Singleton General Manager of Piercing Pagoda

  Zale Names Jamie Singleton General Manager of Piercing Pagoda  Business Wire  DALLAS -- March 13, 2012  Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) announced today that Jamie Singleton has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Piercing Pagoda, effective March 27. In this role, Ms. Singleton will have overall responsibility for the Company’s kiosk business and will report to Theo Killion, Chief Executive Officer.  “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to our team. She is an experienced retail executive with a diverse set of skills that includes merchandising and business development,” said Theo Killion. “Jamie has a strong track record of maximizing opportunities for profitable growth. She will be instrumental in helping us grow the Pagoda brand.”  Ms. Singleton most recently served as Senior Vice President, Business Expansion at CPI Corp. where she led the integration of Bella Pictures, Inc., an internet-based wedding photography company. Prior to that, she served in a senior management capacity at Custom Brands International, Inc. and as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager at May Bridal Group.  About Zale Corporation  Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of diamonds and other jewelry products in North America, operating approximately 1,810 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale Corporation's brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers and Piercing Pagoda. Zale also operates online at www.zales.com, www.zalesoutlet.com, www.gordonsjewelers.com, www.peoplesjewellers.com and www.pagoda.com. Additional information on Zale Corporation and its brands is available at www.zalecorp.com.  Contact:  Zale Corporation Roxane Barry, 972-580-4391 Director of Investor Relations