Ascena Retail Group Announces New Chief Merchandising Officer of maurices Brand

  Ascena Retail Group Announces New Chief Merchandising Officer of maurices

Business Wire

SUFFERN, N.Y. -- March 25, 2013

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) today announced that Erin Stern has
accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising
Officer with their maurices brand effective April 15, 2013. maurices (based in
Duluth, MN) is an 860-store chain serving a twenty-something female (sizes
0-24) in small- and mid-markets.

David Jaffe, President and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented, “Erin is
an outstanding merchant with a strong strategic vision and understanding of
this customer. Erin is an exceptional hire for this role.”

Ms. Stern joins maurices with over two decades of retail experience including
Chief Merchant for Juicy Couture and President of bebe Sport. The majority of
Erin’s retail career was with Gap, Inc. where she held several senior
merchandising positions across multiple product categories in their Old Navy

Ms. Stern earned a BA degree from Tulane University.

Ms. Stern commented, “I am very excited to join this organization. maurices
has a proven business model and an impressive runway for growth. I look
forward to sharing my experiences in enhancing the maurices customer

George Goldfarb, President of maurices added, “Erin is a unique merchant who
has an innate talent with product and also possesses exceptional analytical
and leadership skills. I’m thrilled to welcome her to maurices.”

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, under
the Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands; and for
tween girls and boys, under the Justice and Brothers brands. Ascena Retail
Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 3,800 stores
throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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