John Varvatos Announces The Appointment Of Cristiano Quieti As The New President & CEO Of John Varvatos Enterprises

    John Varvatos Announces The Appointment Of Cristiano Quieti As The New
                 President & CEO Of John Varvatos Enterprises

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The John Varvatos brand is on the rapid
growth track with the announcement of a new President and a recent majority
stake investment from Lion Capital. Cristiano Quieti has been named President
and CEO of John Varvatos Enterprises, effective May 1, 2013. Quieti will
report to Mr. John Varvatos, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, who
currently holds the title of President.

Quieti, who will leave his current post as CEO of Diesel USA, has spent the
last 18 years building the Diesel business on a global basis, holding
significant positions in Italy, the U.K., and the last two years in the U.S.
His background is vast and includes experience in retail, wholesale,
eCommerce, international sales, and business development both domestically and

Mr. Varvatos explains, "Over the last six months, I have gotten to know
Cristiano on both a personal and professional level and I feel that he is the
perfect fit for the John Varvatos brand. He's passionate, strategic, a brand
builder, a strong leader, has great relationships with our retail partners,
and he will add immediate value ensuring that we meet our strategic global
growth and financial initiatives. I am very excited to have Cristiano as my

Quieti possesses a valuable business background and a solid understanding of
the industry. In his new executive role, he will partner with Mr. Varvatos
and work closely on all aspects of the business in order to fully develop the
potential of the 12-year-old designer brand.

"I am deeply honored by the opportunity to partner with John to drive this
wonderful and highly respected brand to the next level, accelerating its
business growth in North America and its global expansion." said Quieti.

Since John Varvatos' transition to Lion Capital, the company has been on the
move, launching its newly renovated website this week. Slated to open the
first new store in over three years next month in Miami, followed by three
additional doors by year's end, the appointment of Mr. Quieti further
positions the company for future global growth.

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