Brown Shoe Company Board of Directors Names Diane Sullivan Chairman

  Brown Shoe Company Board of Directors Names Diane Sullivan Chairman

             Sullivan to assume role, effective February 2, 2014

Business Wire

ST. LOUIS -- June 3, 2013

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS)( today announced the
company’s board of directors has appointed Diane Sullivan chairman of the
board, effective February 2, 2014. Sullivan will add chairmanship duties to
her existing roles as president and chief executive officer, when Ron Fromm
steps down from his chairman role. Fromm will remain a member of Brown Shoe
Company’s board of directors.

Diane Sullivan, Chairman, President and CEO of Brown Shoe Company (Photo:
Business Wire)

Diane Sullivan, Chairman, President and CEO of Brown Shoe Company (Photo:
Business Wire)

Since she took on the role of president and chief executive officer in May
2011, Sullivan has been focused on aligning the company’s brands and
businesses with both its mission and strategic financial goals. Over the past
two years, Brown Shoe Company has made great strides in its portfolio
realignment efforts at the infrastructure, retail and brand levels, which has
led to a significant improvement in shareholder value.

Sullivan joined Brown Shoe Company in 2004 as president and assumed the
additional role of chief operating officer in 2006. She was elected to Brown
Shoe Company’s board of directors in 2007. Prior to Brown Shoe Company, she
worked at The Stride Rite Corporation, where she served as president and chief
operating officer of the corporation and as a member of the board of
directors. From there, Sullivan went to Phillips-Van Heusen as vice chairman
of Footwear before joining Brown Shoe Company. In addition to serving on
several footwear industry boards, Sullivan is currently on the boards of BJC
HealthCare and Enterprise Holdings and will become a member of the board of
trustees at Washington University on July 1.

About Brown Shoe Company

Brown Shoe Company is a $2.6 billion, global footwear company whose shoes are
worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life. Our products are available
virtually everywhere — in the nearly 1,300 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer
retail stores we operate, in hundreds of major department and specialty
stores, on 14 branded ecommerce sites, and on many additional third-party
retail websites. Through our broad range of products, we serve three key
market segments. Our Family brands — Famous Footwear,, and — are one-stop-shopping destinations for high quality, affordable
styles for a family’s every occasion. Active people who want comfort, style
and performance can look to our Healthy Living brands — Naturalizer, Dr.
Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride and Ryka. Our Contemporary Fashion brands — Via
Spiga, Vince, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear —
keep fashionistas in step with the latest trends. At Brown Shoe Company, we
inspire people to feel good and live better... feet first!

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