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Chico's FAS, Inc. Appoints Janice L. Fields to its Board of Directors

    Chico's FAS, Inc. Appoints Janice L. Fields to its Board of Directors

PR Newswire

FORT MYERS, Fla., May 6, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS)
today announced that it has appointed Janice L. Fields to its Board of
Directors, effective May 3, 2013, increasing the total number of Board seats
to nine.  Ms. Fields was also appointed to the Board's Corporate Governance
and Nominating Committee.


Ms. Fields served as President of McDonald's USA, LLC, a subsidiary of
McDonald's Corporation, from January 2010 through November 2012. Previously,
Ms. Fields held numerous roles at McDonald's, having started her career as a
crew member. Prior to serving as President, she held several executive
positions within McDonald's USA, including U.S. Division President for the
Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer from 2006 through January 2010.

Ms. Fields currently serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto Company, a
leading global provider of agricultural products. Ms. Fields also serves on
the boards of The Field Museum, The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House
Charities, and chairs the Board of United Cerebral Palsy.

Ross E. Roeder, Chairman of the Board commented, "We are delighted to welcome
Jan to our Board of Directors.  Jan has deep experience with innovation and
strategic insights in a world-class company.  Jan's perspectives on growing a
large retail organization while maintaining brand-right messaging and personal
service will be highly valuable as we chart our path for future growth."  


The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House | Black Market, Soma
Intimates, and Boston Proper, is a women's specialty retailer of private
branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary
accessories, and other non-clothing items.

The Chico's brand offers women a combination of great style, one-of-a-kind
details and warm personal service. Chico's currently operates 611 boutiques
and 102 outlets throughout the U.S., mails a catalog and offers
round-the-clock shopping at

White House | Black Market strives to make women feel beautiful with apparel
and accessories in the honest simplicity of black and white and the
individuality of styles built from it. White House | Black Market currently
operates 409 boutiques and 48 outlets, mails a catalog highlighting its latest
fashions and connects with customers at

Soma Intimates offers beautiful and sensual lingerie, loungewear and beauty.
Soma Intimates currently operates 209 boutiques and 16 outlets, mails a
catalog coinciding with key shopping periods and sells direct-to-consumer at  

Boston Proper is a leading direct-to-consumer retailer of women's apparel and
accessories. Boston Proper provides unique, distinctive fashion designed for
today's independent, confident and active woman. The merchandise focus is
about creating a daring, modern style with a sensual feel and is available
through the Boston Proper catalog, at, and two boutiques.

For more detailed information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please go to our corporate
website at

Executive Contact:
Todd Vogensen
Vice President-Investor Relations
Chico's FAS, Inc.
(239) 346-4199


SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.

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