RG Barry Shareholders Re-Elect Four Directors
Accessories Marketer Looks Beyond Record Fiscal 2012 Performance
PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2012
PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of R.G. Barry
Corporation (Nasdaq:DFZ) Friday re-elected four directors, supported
management's recommendation for executive compensation and ratified the
reappointment of its independent public accounting firm during the Company's
annual meeting held at its suburban Columbus, Ohio headquarters.
Directors Nicholas DiPaolo, Janice Page, Harvey Weinberg and Company President
and Chief Executive Officer Greg Tunney were each re-elected to two-year terms
on the accessories marketer's eight-member board.
Mr. DiPaolo is the former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Bernard
Chaus Inc. Ms. Page is a former Senior Group Vice President of Sears, Roebuck
and Co. Mr. Weinberg is the executive Chairman of the Board Optimer Inc. Mr.
Tunney has served as RG Barry's President and Chief Executive Officer since
Shareholders also approved an advisory vote on management's recommendation for
fiscal 2013 executive compensation and on the reappointment for fiscal 2013 of
KPMG LLP as the Company's independent public accountants.
Following the shareholder votes, Tunney discussed the Company's record fiscal
2012 performance, for which it reported consolidated top-line growth of about
20% and a consolidated net earnings improvement of 93%. He also talked about
the Company's vision of growing into a leading provider of many kinds of
"If you're going to have a great company, you have to have great brands," he
said. "For us to perform at a very high level in the future we're going to
have to answer the questions, 'How do we make our great brands even better?'
and, 'How do we acquire more great brands?' I think we have the plans and
people in place to do just that."
RG Barry will announce its first quarter FY2013 operating results early
Tuesday and conduct a conference call/ Webcast at 9 a.m. Eastern Time at
About RG Barry
RG Barry creates and markets great accessories brands and fashionable,
solution-oriented products that make life better. Our primary brands include:
Dearfoams slippers (dearfoams.com); baggallini handbags, totes and travel
accessories (baggallini.com); and Foot Petals premium insoles and comfort
products (footpetals.com). To learn more, visit us at rgbarry.com.
SOURCE R.G. Barry Corporation
Contact: Roy Youst, RG Barry Brands Investor Relations, +1-614-729-7200,
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