MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 8, 2017--
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), today announced that,
after an extensive search, Marc Lasry and Stacey Rauch
have been appointed as members of ascena’s Board of Directors, effective
MARC LASRY re-joins the Board, having previously served as a
member of the Board from February 2004 until October 2006. Since 1995,
Mr. Lasry has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
of Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm that focuses on
private and public debt, equity and real estate markets in the U.S.,
Europe and Asia. Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on
Foreign Relations and has served on the boards of advisors or directors
of both for-profit and not-for-profit public and private companies.
“Mr. Lasry brings a macro perspective of the business environment and
tremendous depth and experience with capital allocation strategies.
Marc’s insight, enhanced by his prior experience with the company, will
undoubtedly add significant value,” said Kate Buggeln who leads the
board’s Leadership and Corporate Governance Committee.
STACEY RAUCH joins the Board with extensive experience in retail,
strategy, marketing, merchandising, global expansion and multi-channel
management. Ms. Rauch is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company
(“McKinsey”) where she was a leader in McKinsey’s Retail and Consumer
Goods Practices, served as the head of the North American Retail and
Apparel Practice, and acted as the Global Retail Practice Convener. A 24
year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Rauch led engagements for a wide range of
retailers, apparel wholesalers, and consumer goods manufacturers in the
US and internationally. Ms. Rauch also has noteworthy board experience,
including her former membership on the ANN INC. board and her current
roles as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of Fiesta
Restaurant Group, Inc. and non-executive director of Land Securities,
PLC, the UK’s largest commercial property company, where she sits on its
Audit and Nomination Committees.
“We selected Ms. Rauch to serve as a director based on her extensive
experience across business, strategy, marketing, merchandising and
operations in the retail, consumer and apparel sectors. Stacey brings an
invaluable strategic perspective of the changing consumer environment
that we will leverage as ascena continues its evolution,” said Ms.
“Both Stacey and Marc bring tremendous experience to ascena,” said David
Jaffe, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the ascena
retail group. “Their collective expertise will be an excellent
complement to our Board and we look forward to working with both of them
as we continue to grow ascena in this highly competitive marketplace.”
About ascena retail group, inc.
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading national specialty
retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the
Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value
Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane
Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion
segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites
and over 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto
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James Palczynski, 203-682-8229
ascena retail group, inc.
Sue Ross, 218-491-2110
ascena Corporate Affairs