Divestitures, Social Programs, Expansions, Official Notices, and Appointments - Analyst Notes on Stage Stores, ANN, DSW,

Divestitures, Social Programs, Expansions, Official Notices, and Appointments
       - Analyst Notes on Stage Stores, ANN, DSW, Luxottica, and Buckle

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NEW YORK, March 11, 2014

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Stage Stores
Inc. (NYSE: SSI), ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW), Luxottica Group
SpA (NYSE: LUX), and The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE). Private wealth members
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Stage Stores Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, Stage Stores Inc. (Stage Stores) announced that it has
reached an agreement to sell its Steele's off-price retail stores (Steele's)
to a new retail unit of Hilco Global. According to Stage Stores, Steele's &
Deals, LLC, part of the Hilco Global Retail Group, will acquire the Steele's
retail chain from Stage Stores through a 100% equity purchase, and on
completion of the deal, Hilco will take over the responsibility for all but
one of the remaining Steele's real estate leases. In addition, Hilco will also
assume control over the Steele's buying operation located in New York City.
The Company expects the transaction to close during Q1 2014, subject to
customary closing conditions. Michael Glazer, President and CEO of Stage
Stores, said, "We are proud of how much the Steele's team has accomplished
since we launched this off-price concept in 2011 and I'm grateful to everyone
associated with Steele's for their hard work and tireless efforts." The full
analyst notes on Stage Stores Inc. are available to download free of charge



ANN INC. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, ANN INC. (ANN) reported that it has pledged to positively
impact the lives of 100,000 women through its ResponsiblyANN corporate social
responsibility initiative by 2018. ANN said that the pledge has been made in
honour of International Women's Day. Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN,
said, "As a Company that celebrates women, we are pleased to announce our
ResponsiblyANN 100,000 Women Commitment and kick off a week-long celebration
in honor of women around the world. At ANN INC., we live by our purpose of
inspiring and connecting with women to help them put their best selves forward
every day. We take these words seriously and are very proud to be the first
US-based women's specialty retailer to sign the Women's Empowerment
Principles." The full analyst notes on ANN INC. are available to download free
of charge at:



DSW Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, DSW Inc. (DSW) announced that the Company is opening a new
store in the Birmingham, AL on March 13, 2014. DSW said that the new store
will be located at 545 Brookwood Village, Homewood, AL 35209. The full analyst
notes on DSW Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



Luxottica Group SpA Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, Luxottica Group SpA (Luxottica) issued a notice of the new
composition of the fully paid-up share capital as of February 28, 2014, which
has been filed for registration in the Milan Company Register on March 5,
2014. This follows a share capital increase subscribed by employees pursuant
to the share capital increases approved by the shareholders at meetings held
on September 20, 2001 and June 14, 2006, stated the Company. The full analyst
notes on Luxottica Group SpA are available to download free of charge at:



The Buckle, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, The Buckle, Inc. (Buckle) announced that Michelle Hoffman
has been named to the post of Vice President of Sales, and Kyle L. Hanson has
been appointed as the Company's Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate
Secretary. Further, Buckle also announced the following changes to its
leadership team: Karen B. Rhoads has been promoted as Senior Vice President of
Finance and CFO from her current position as Vice President of Finance and
CFO; Brett P. Milkie as Senior Vice President of Leasing from his current
position as Vice President of Leasing; Patricia K. Whisler as Senior Vice
President of Women's Merchandising from her current position as Vice President
of Women's Merchandising; and Robert M. Carlberg as Senior Vice President of
Men's Merchandising from his current position as Vice President of Men's
Merchandising. Buckle stated that all the appointments are effective
immediately. The full analyst notes on The Buckle, Inc. are available to
download free of charge at:



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