Ascena Retail Group Names President of Global Sourcing

  Ascena Retail Group Names President of Global Sourcing

Business Wire

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- February 15, 2013

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) today announced that they have named
Ronnie Robinson to the position of President of Ascena Global Sourcing (AGS).

David Jaffe, President and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented,
“Leveraging our sourcing capability across all our brands is an important
strategic initiative for Ascena. Ronnie’s experience and accomplishments make
him the ideal candidate to lead this effort.”

Mike Rayden, President and CEO of TweenBrands will be serving as Executive
Sponsor of AGS. Mr. Rayden stated, “AGS allows us to create a single direct
sourcing organization that supports all Ascena brands. Ronnie’s leadership
will be instrumental in this critical endeavor.”

Mr. Robinson joined Tween Brands in 2001 and most recently held the position
of EVP-Sourcing and Technical Design. Prior to joining Tween Brands, Robinson
spent 7 years with MAST Industries in both Hong Kong and the U.S. Robinson
started his career with Marks & Spencer in the mid 1980’s in the United
Kingdom as a textile technologist before joining a UK garment manufacturing
company, SR Gent.

Mr. Robinson has an undergraduate degree from the Scottish College of Textiles
in Applied Chemistry with a specialization in Color Science and Technology and
an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of

About Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading specialty retailer
offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women and
tween girls, under the Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and
Catherines brands. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries
approximately 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and

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