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July 30, 2015 5:22 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Alex and Ani Inc.

Company Overview

Alex and Ani Inc. designs and manufactures bangles, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and handbags. The company also offers gifts for her and for him, E-Gift cards, and scarves. It offers its products online, as well as through its stores, distributors, sales agencies, and retailers worldwide. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Cranston, Rhode Island with operations in the Caribbean Islands and internationally.

2000 Chapel View Boulevard

Suite 360

Cranston, RI 02920

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

401-633-1490

Fax:

401-467-8070

Key Executives for Alex and Ani Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director
President
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alex and Ani Inc. Key Developments

Alex and Ani Names Harlan M. Kent as President

Alex and Ani announced that Harlan M. Kent has been named president of the company. The former CEO of Yankee Candle, Mr. Kent is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of experience working in consumer focused public and private businesses, with a proven track record of building brands and driving profitable growth across multiple channels of distribution. Mr. Kent spent 13 years at Yankee Candle and under his leadership the company grew 2.5 times. During his tenure at Yankee Candle, he led the development of a world class team focused on innovative growth across a store base of 565 company stores, 30,000 wholesale locations. After leaving Yankee Candle in 2014, Mr. Kent served as CEO of C Wonder. Prior to Yankee Candle, he held marketing and sales leadership roles with Totes Isotoner, Olin Corporation and the Campbell Soup Company. He currently sits on the boards of PF Changes and The Savory Spice Shop. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree cum laude in economics.

Alex and Ani Inc. Presents at 17th Annual ICR XChange 2015, Jan-12-2015

Alex and Ani Inc. Presents at 17th Annual ICR XChange 2015, Jan-12-2015 . Venue: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida, United States.

Alex and Ani Announces Management Changes

Alex and Ani announced that it has strengthened its senior management team with the addition of six individuals who will provide leadership in the areas of finance, marketing, information technology, e-commerce, legal and human resources. A total of 250 new positions are expected to be created within the company at both the corporate and retail level during the next six months. Jayne Fitzpatrick-Conway: Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Fitzpatrick-Conway joins Alex and Ani with a long track record as a senior executive building strategic and financial value for a variety of high-profile national consumer and lifestyle brands. She will begin her new position on June 23, 2014. Prior to joining Alex and Ani, Ms. Fitzpatrick-Conway served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CIRCA Brands Inc. She replaces David Rozen who left the company to pursue other opportunities. Wendy Duncan: Senior Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Duncan has responsibility for evolving and achieving clearly defined marketing, communications, entertainment and events strategies worldwide that support consistent business growth, and enhance brand equity and awareness. Previously, Ms. Duncan held positions as Vice President of Global Digital Marketing for Staples Inc. Tarik Chaudhary: Senior Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Chaudhary has responsibility for the vision, leadership and management of the company's technology systems with a mandate to assist in the growth of Alex and Ani's competitive position. Mr. Chaudhary most recently served as the lead IT merchandising solutions architect for The TJX Companies. Igor Bekker: Vice President of E-Commerce: Mr. Bekker is responsible for developing and driving the strategy, development and implementation of activities surrounding all e-commerce initiatives within Alex and Ani. His prior experience includes Director of e-Commerce for NYGARD International as well as head of e-commerce for Swatch. Mary Beth Schneider: Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Operations. Ms. Schneider will serve as the principal assistant to the General Counsel, will advise the company on a wide range of legal matters including risk assessment and mitigation, developing and executing legal strategy, structuring global distribution and agency relationships, intellectual property management and implementing operational compliance programs, in addition to other legal matters. Jane Danek: Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Finance and Compliance. Ms. Danek will provide legal strategy and direction to the company relating to finance and securities law, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and other corporate issues. Ms. Danek comes to Alex and Ani from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP in New York where she was a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. Jeff Thomas: Senior Director of Human Resources. Thomas will provide Human Resources strategic and operational leadership in a variety of areas, including training, leadership, performance, talent acquisition and development. He will also work with other divisions within Alex and Ani to develop the company culture, promote the company's mission and values and implement talent management strategies.

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