Tamara Chamberlain to Join Wet Seal’s Arden B Division

  Tamara Chamberlain to Join Wet Seal’s Arden B Division

            Appointed Vice President, General Merchandise Manager

Business Wire

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. -- April 12, 2013

The Wet Seal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTSL), a leading specialty retailer to young
women, today announced that the Company has appointed Tamara Chamberlain as
Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, for its Arden B Division,
effective April 15, 2013. She will replace Sharon Hughes, former President and
Chief Merchandise Officer for the Arden B Division, who resigned to pursue
other opportunities.

Ms. Chamberlain comes to Wet Seal with 15 years of experience in retail,
having most recently served as General Merchandise Manager for contemporary
women’s retailer bebe stores, Inc. Earlier in her career, she held various
merchandising leadership roles at Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. and
Nordstrom, Inc.

John D. Goodman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Tamara
brings a strong combination of merchandising and leadership skills, along with
deep knowledge of the women’s contemporary market, that will be instrumental
in our efforts to revitalize the Arden B brand. We are thrilled to have her on
board and believe her expertise, coupled with Arden B’s seasoned buying team,
will enable us to restore sales growth, capture greater market share and build
a more sustainable model for long-term success.”

Mr. Goodman added, “We would also like to thank Sharon Hughes for her
leadership of the Arden B Division over the past five years, and wish her well
in her future endeavors.”

About The Wet Seal, Inc.

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, The Wet Seal, Inc. is a leading
specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory
items. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated a total of 530 stores in
47 states and Puerto Rico, including 468 Wet Seal stores and 62 Arden B
stores. The Company’s products can also be purchased online at www.wetseal.com
or www.ardenb.com. For more company information, visit www.wetsealinc.com.

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Contact:

The Wet Seal, Inc.
Steven H. Benrubi, (949) 699-3947
 
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