CCA Appoints Robert J. Dennis to Its Board of Directors

CCA Appoints Robert J. Dennis to Its Board of Directors 
NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --   CCA (Corrections
Corporation of America) (NYSE: CXW), America's largest owner of
partnership correctional and detention facilities, announced today
that Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and CEO of Genesco Inc.,
has been appointed as an independent member of CCA's Board of
"We are very pleased to announce Bob Dennis as our newest board
member. CCA is strongly committed to finding the best people to lead
our company and help our industry become an increasingly valuable
component of our nation's corrections system," said John Ferguson,
chairman of CCA's Board of Directors. Bob brings significant
experience in leadership positions and is a current leader of a
publicly traded company. We believe his experience, vision and
leadership will be an asset in overseeing management's initiatives
and will benefit our organization for years to come." 
Robert Dennis was named chairman of Genesco (NYSE: GCO) in April
2010, adding to his responsibilities as president and chief executive
officer since 2008. At Genesco, Dennis served in a variety of
leadership roles including executive vice president and chief
operating officer from October 2005 until October 2006 when he was
named president and chief operating officer. Dennis began his career
at Genesco in June 2004, when he was named a senior vice president,
following the acquisition of Hat World in 2001, where he served as
chief executive officer from 2001 to 2004.  
A veteran of the retail industry with nearly 30 years of business
experience, Dennis held a senior position with Asbury Automotive from
1997 to 1999. From 1984 to 1997, Dennis was with McKinsey & Company,
an international consulting firm, where he served as a partner and
leader of the North American Retail Practice.  
Dennis served as a director of Teavana Holdings, Inc. from July 2011
until its acquisition by Starbucks in December 2012. He currently
serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Metropolitan
Nashville, the Nashville Symphony, and serves on the Board of
Visitors at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management. 
Dennis holds a master of business administration degree, with
distinction, from the Harvard Business School and bachelor's and
master's degrees in biology and organic chemistry from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute. 
About the Company  
CCA is the nation's largest owner of partnership correction and
detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the
United States, behind only the federal government and three states.
We own or control 51 facilities and currently operate 67 facilities,
with a total design capacity of approximately 92,500 beds in 20
states and the District of Columbia. CCA specializes in owning,
operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and
providing inmate residential services for governmental agencies. In
addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating
to inmates, our facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and
educational programs, including basic education, religious services,
life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment.  
CCA takes no responsibility for updating the information contained in
this press release following the date hereof to reflect events or
circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of
unanticipated events or for any changes or modifications made to this
press release. 
Karin Demler 
(615) 263-3005 
Steve Owen 
(615) 263-3107 
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