MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2015--
ascena retail group (NASDAQ:ASNA) (“ascena” or “the Company”)
today announced that Katie Bayne has been appointed to its Board of
Ms. Bayne currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling
Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for
global marketing, portfolio strategy, and innovation for Coca-Cola and
the company’s other sparkling brands around the world.
Ms. Bayne joined Coca-Cola in 1989 in brand management, and has since
held roles of increasing responsibility, focused on consumer strategy,
retail marketing and consumer marketing in the U.S. and Australia. From
2010 to 2013, she was President and General Manager, Sparkling
Beverages, Coca-Cola North America. Prior to her current position,
Ms. Bayne served as President, North America Brands for The Coca-Cola
Company. Ms. Bayne also previously served on the board of directors of
ANN INC. until its acquisition by the Company in August 2015.
Elliot Jaffe, Non-Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors
of ascena, commented, “We are very excited to add Katie’s deep
background in strategic marketing and brand management to our Board. Her
knowledge of the retail space has been informed and honed by almost
three decades of executive experience at a world class company in The
Coca-Cola Company. We look forward to leveraging her expertise in brand
management and strategic marketing across our portfolio of brands as we
continue to grow.”
About ascena retail group, inc.
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a leading specialty retailer
offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women
under the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices,
dressbarn, and Catherines brands, and for tween girls under
the Justice brand. ascena retail group, inc. operates through its
subsidiaries approximately 4,900 stores throughout the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information about ascena retail
group, visit ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com,
lanebryant.com, cacique.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com,
catherines.com, and shopjustice.com.
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