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When was the Company founded?

In 1962 Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three, opened the first dressbarn store in Stamford Connecticut. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to launch a new era in women's fashion.

A year later, the second dressbarn store was opened. Soon after the inception of the business, her husband, Elliot, joined Roslyn. Together, they built the business as well as a reputation for quality, style, value, and customer service.

On January 1, 2011, The Dress Barn, Inc. reorganized, with each of the retail operating brands becoming subsidiaries of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., or Ascena.

Where are the Company's corporate offices located?
ascena retail group’s corporate headquarters, are located in Mahwah, NJ.
When was the Initial Public Offering of dressbarn Stock?
In 1983, The Dress Barn, Inc. stock was introduced on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol DBRN. On January 1, 2011, Dress Barn, Inc. completed a holding company reorganization. Ascena Retail Group, Inc., or Ascena, replaced The Dress Barn, Inc. as the publicly held corporation. Shares of Ascena common stock commenced trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "ASNA" on January 3, 2011.
Who is the Company’s stock transfer agent?
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is Ascena Retail Group, Inc.'s transfer agent. They may be contacted at (800) 937-5449, or you can obtain shareholder information through their Web site at
Has the stock of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. ever split?

Our stock has had several stock splits in the past. The most recent was a 1-for-20 reverse stock split, effective December 19, 2019. For a complete list of stock splits, please click here.

How can I receive an annual report on Form 10-K, proxy statement or other financial information on Ascena Retail Group, Inc.?
Our Company's annual report on Form 10-K and proxy statements are available online with our SEC filings. You may also contact Investor Relations to have an annual report mailed to you. Click here to view our financial statements and annual reports, or contact Investor Relations to request that copies be mailed to you.