Zale Names Richard Golden as Senior Vice President of Real Estate

  Zale Names Richard Golden as Senior Vice President of Real Estate

Business Wire

DALLAS -- May 01, 2013

Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) announced today that Richard Golden has been
appointed senior vice president of real estate. In this role, Mr. Golden will
have overall responsibility for the company’s real estate strategy as well as
all leasing, design, construction and maintenance of retail and corporate
facilities. He will report to Matt Appel, chief administrative officer.

“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to our senior leadership team,” said
Matt Appel. “Richard’s extensive experience in all aspects of retail real
estate management will help enable the next phase of Zale’s growth strategy.”

Richard brings over 20 years of real estate leadership experience to the
company. Mr. Golden most recently served as director of real estate,
development and land acquisition at H-E-B Grocery Company. Prior to that, he
was senior vice president of real estate at DSW Inc. and served in senior real
estate leadership roles at Gap, Inc. and The Bombay Company, Inc.

About Zale Corporation

Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of diamond and other jewelry
products in North America, operating approximately 1,750 retail locations
throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale
Corporation's brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers,
Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers and Piercing Pagoda. Zale also operates
webstores at,,, and Additional information on Zale
Corporation and its brands is available at


Zale Corporation
Roxane Barry, 972-580-4391
Director of Investor Relations
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