Francesca's Holdings Corporation Appoints Richard W. Kunes to Its Board of Directors

Francesca's Holdings Corporation Appoints Richard W. Kunes to Its Board of

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Francesca's Holdings Corporation
(Nasdaq:FRAN) today announced the appointment of Richard W. Kunes as an
independent Director to its Board of Directors, effective February 25, 2013.

Mr. Kunes brings to the board extensive financial, strategic and business
leadership expertise gained over a distinguished career with highly successful
consumer companies. Since August 2012, Mr. Kunes has served as Executive Vice
President & Senior Advisor to the CEO at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
Prior to that, he served for 12 years as Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. Before being appointed CFO, Mr. Kunes served in several
financial management positions at Estée Lauder including Corporate Controller.

Before joining Estée Lauder in 1986, Mr. Kunes spent 11 years with the
Colgate-Palmolive Company in a variety of financial management positions. Mr.
Kunes holds an MBA in International Finance from Pace University.

Greg Brenneman, Chairman of the Board, said, "We are very excited to welcome
Rick to our Board. As a highly accomplished finance executive, Rick brings a
wealth of financial, strategic and operational leadership experience,
enhancing the Board's ability to continue to successfully guide francesca's
industry-leading business growth."

About Francesca's Holdings Corporation

francesca's® is a growing specialty retailer with retail locations designed
and merchandised to feel like independently owned, upscale boutiques providing
customers a fun and differentiated shopping experience. The merchandise
assortment is a diverse and balanced mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and
gifts. francesca's® appeals to the 18-35 year-old, fashion conscious, female
customers, although the Company finds that women of all ages are attracted to
the eclectic and sophisticated merchandise selection and boutique setting.
francesca's® boutiques carry a broad selection but limited quantities of
individual styles and new merchandise is introduced five days a week. For
additional information on francesca's®, please visit

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