David P. Lauer Elected R.G. Barry Corp. Interim Lead Director

        David P. Lauer Elected R.G. Barry Corp. Interim Lead Director

PR Newswire

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2014

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --R. G. Barry Corporation
(Nasdaq: DFZ) announced today that in concert with the Company's succession
plan following the death of its Chairman of the Board Gordon Zacks, the Board
of Directors has elected David P. Lauer as Interim Lead Director. Mr. Lauer
will assume the leadership of the Board for the immediate future. He
currently serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and is a
member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He has been a member of the
Board since 2003.

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"Gordy's passion for R.G. Barry was unsurpassed," said Mr. Lauer. "He inspired
us all with his boundless energy, enthusiasm and tireless commitment to our
customers, shareholders and employees. His knowledge of the business and our
customers was a tremendous resource to our management group and the Board.
Gordy remained focused on the Company's business until the end and will be
greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him."

Mr. Lauer served as Acting Chief Financial Officer of The Ohio State
University's Medical Center from 2004 to 2006. He was President and Chief
Operating Officer of Bank One, Columbus, NA from 1997 to 2001; and was Office
Managing Partner of the Columbus office of Deloitte & Touche LLP from
1989-1997. He also formerlyserved as a member of the board of directors of
Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1988 to 1995. Mr. Lauer's past board service also
includes Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, Wendy's International, Inc., Tim
Hortons Inc. and Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. He has been a Certified
Public Accountant since 1968.

About RG Barry
RG Barry develops accessories brands that provide fashionable,
solution-oriented products for a great life. Our primary brands include:
Dearfoams slippers dearfoams.com; baggallini handbags, totes and travel
accessories baggallini.com; and Foot Petals premium insoles and comfort
products footpetals.com. To learn more, visit us at rgbarry.com.

SOURCE R.G. Barry Corporation

Website: http://www.rgbarry.com
Contact: Roy Youst, RG Barry Investor Relations, 614.729.7200,
ryoust@rgbarry.com
 
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