Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Announces SVP-CIO Appointment

  Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Announces SVP-CIO Appointment

Business Wire

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- February 28, 2013

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) today announced that David Johns has
accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
effective March 11, 2013.

Mr. Johns joins ascena with extensive experience, including the past nine
years at Owens Corning where he held the position of Senior Vice President,
Chief Information Officer & Chief Global Shared Services Officer. In this
role, Mr. Johns had oversight for all Owens Corning business shared service
centers, manufacturing technology, project portfolio management, sourcing and
information systems. Mr. Johns held several senior leadership roles at Owens
Corning including Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief
Supply Chain Officer.

Prior to his experience at Owens Corning, Mr. Johns held technology positions
with Honeywell, Inc. and Time Warner. In both of these roles, he orchestrated
major computer systems development and management activities at both the
division and corporate levels.

“David joins ascena with years of experience and has an impressive record as a
leader and innovator,” said ascena’s COO John Sullivan. “I am pleased to
welcome him to ascena’s team and look forward to the energy, creativity and
vision he will bring to this role.”

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering from The
Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from the
University of Dayton. He was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2009 and
was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 information technology leaders
for 2012.

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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