Signet Announces Executive Changes

Signet Announces Executive Changes 
HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/13 --  Signet Jewelers
Limited (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG) today announced that Rob Anderson,
Chief Executive Officer for Signet's UK division, plans to leave the
Company at the end of July, and Sebastian Hobbs has been promoted to
the new position of Managing Director for the UK division, effective
immediately. Mr. Hobbs will report to Mike Barnes, Signet Chief
Executive Officer. 
Mike Barnes, Signet Chief Executive Officer said, "I am pleased to
announce the promotion of Seb to Managing Director of our UK
division. Seb has made important contributions to our UK division,
and we believe his experience in UK retailing and strategy make him a
perfect fit for this role. I also want to thank Rob Anderson for his
13 years of dedicated service to Signet's UK division."  
Mr. Hobbs joined Signet's UK division as Commercial Director in March
2011. From November 2006 to March 2011, he was Group Commercial
Director of Blacks Leisure Group. Prior to this, Mr. Hobbs was
Trading Controller for WH Smith (LSE: SMWH), a retail consultant for
KPMG, and held management positions at Mothercare and British Home
Signet Jewelers is the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the US
and UK. Signet's US division operates over 1,400 stores in all 50
states primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers and Jared The
Galleria Of Jewelry. Signet's UK division operates approximately 500
stores primarily under the name brands of H.Samuel and Ernest Jones.
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This release contains statements which are forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements, based upon management's beliefs and
expectations as well as on assumptions made by and data currently
available to management, appear in a number of places throughout this
release and include statements regarding, among other things,
Signet's results of operation, financial condition, liquidity,
prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which Signet
operates. The use of words such as "will," "believe," and other
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance and are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, including but not limited to general economic
conditions, risks relating to Signet being a Bermuda corporation, the
merchandising, pricing and inventory policies followed by Signet, the
reputation of Signet and its brands, the level of competition in the
jewelry sector, the cost and availability of diamonds, gold and other
precious metals, regulations relating to consumer credit, seasonality
of Signet's business, financial market risks, deterioration in
consumers' financial condition, exchange rate fluctuations, changes
in consumer attitudes regarding jewelry, management of social,
ethical and environmental risks, security breaches and other
disruptions to Signet's information technology infrastructure and
databases, inadequacy in and disruptions to internal controls and
systems, and changes in assumptions used in making accounting
estimates relating to items such as extended service plans and
For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties which
could cause actual results to differ materially, see the "Risk
Factors" section of Signet's Fiscal 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28,
2013. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in
such forward-looking statements. Signet undertakes no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent
events or circumstances, except as required by law. 
James Grant
VP Investor Relations, Signet Jewelers 
+1 (330) 668 5412 
Alecia Pulman
ICR, Inc. 
+1 (203) 682 8224 
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