(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
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
Sherry Lang or Debra McConnell
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