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ascena retail group Announces President of Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique Brands

MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2018-- ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), announced today that Eric Hunter will serve as President of ascena’s Plus Fashion segment which includes the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands.

“Eric’s broad experience and focus on the customer makes him well-equipped to take on this essential leadership position,” said Gary Muto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands.

Mr. Hunter’s background includes more than 20 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a position he held since 2013. Mr. Hunter also has experience as Senior Vice President and acting Chief Marketing Officer for JCPenney Company where he led strategy, research, creative, media, customer relationship management and digital direction. Prior to that, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Marketing Officer & Group President with Kellwood Company. He also gained experience at PMK/HBH/Momentum and Creative Artists Agency. Mr. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University and his master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

“After a comprehensive search process, we have found an outstanding individual to assume leadership of these iconic brands,” said David Jaffe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ascena retail group, inc. “Eric has a track record of strong leadership, vision and strategy both inside and outside of retail that make him uniquely qualified to lead our Plus Fashion segment into the future.”

“I’m very excited to join ascena and contribute to the company’s transformation and growth efforts by leading Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique,” said Mr. Hunter.

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, Catherines and Cacique), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, lanebryant.com, Catherines.com, and shopjustice.com.

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