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,,, and Additional information on Zale
Corporation and its brands is available at


Zale Corporation
Roxane Barry, 972-580-4391
Director of Investor Relations
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