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 www.zales.com, www.zalesoutlet.com, www.gordonsjewelers.com, www.peoplesjewellers.com and www.pagoda.com. Additional information on Zale Corporation and its brands is available at www.zalecorp.com.  Contact:  Zale Corporation Roxane Barry, 972-580-4391 Director of Investor Relations  
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