TJX COMPANIES, INC. ELECTS DAWN LEPORE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by The TJX Companies, Inc. and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
June 11, 2013
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC. ELECTS DAWN LEPORE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Framingham, MA - The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX), the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, reported that its shareholders elected Dawn Lepore to its Board of Directors at the Company’s annual meeting today. Ms. Lepore joins a slate of ten ongoing directors who were reelected at the meeting.
Dawn Lepore, 59, most recently served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, from March 2012 until January 2013. Previously, she was CEO and Chairman of the Board of drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products, which she led from 2004 until its sale to Walgreen Co. in 2011. Prior to joining drugstore.com, Ms. Lepore held various leadership positions at The Charles Schwab Company, over the course of 21 years, including Vice Chairman of Technology, Operations, Business Strategy and Administration, and Chief Information Officer. She also served, at various times, as a member of Schwab’s executive committee and as a trustee of SchwabFunds. Ben Cammarata, Chairman of the Board of The TJX Companies, Inc., commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Lepore to our Board of Directors. Dawn brings extensive experience and expertise in e-commerce and information technology, including a strong background in building and operating online retail businesses. We believe that Dawn’s deep, valuable knowledge and experience will be important complements to our Board as TJX sees e-commerce as a significant long-term strategy to enhance the off-price experience for our customers and drive profitable sales. On behalf of our Board, we are very much looking forward to working with Dawn as we continue to pursue TJX’s many nearand long-term growth opportunities.”
About The TJX Companies, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S.and worldwide. The Company operates 1,047 T.J. Maxx, 911 Marshalls, 426 HomeGoods and 4 Sierra Trading Post stores as well as SierraTradingPost.com in the United States; 226 Winners, 89 HomeSense, and 21 Marshalls stores in Canada; and 352 T.K. Maxx and 24 HomeSense stores in Europe. TJX’s press releases and financial information are also available at www.tjx.com.
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