American Eagle Outfitters Appoints Kitty Yung to EVP/President of Asia
Pacific, Promotes Simon Nankervis to SVP Americas and Global County
New Appointments Build Global Capabilities; Aligning With Strategic Vision
PITTSBURGH -- April 10, 2013
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced the appointment of
Kitty Yung to Executive Vice President/President of Asia Pacific and Simon
Nankervis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Americas and Global
“Kitty and Simon are proven retail executives with extensive brand management,
retail development and multi-national operations experience, each spanning
over 20 years. These appointments support our global geographic and channel
growth, while aligning with our strategic plan of fortifying core assets,
growing North America and transforming to a global omni-channel competitor
focused on delivering top-tier shareholder returns,” said CEO, Robert Hanson.
Previously, Kitty Yung was President, Asia Pacific at Guess Inc., with
responsibility across the region, including China, India, South East Asia and
Australia/New Zealand.While at Guess Inc., she grew the business to over 200
stores in Greater China. Kitty previously held a number of leadership roles in
apparel general management, supply chain and consumer goods in the Asia
Pacific region. With in-depth experience and business development skills,
Kitty will be instrumental in the expansion of AEO’s brands and
company-operated stores across China.
In his new role, Simon Nankervis will assume responsibility for the company’s
U.S., Canada and Mexico stores, as well as real estate and country licensing.
Simon has extensive management, business development and global store
experience and has been the leading architect of AEO’s successfully growing
country-licensing program. Additionally, he launched AEO’s company-owned and
operated stores in Mexico. Simon is an accomplished apparel leader, having led
businesses for Guess, Gap, Aldo and Tumi in his native Australia after an
earlier career in apparel general management and consultancy.
About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty
retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal
care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters® and
Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in North America,
and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle
Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at approximately 55
international franchise stores in 14 countries. For more information, please
American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Kristen Zaccagnini, 412-432-3300
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