MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2015--
Ascena Retail Group, Inc.(NASDAQ:ASNA) today announced that
Brian Lynch, a 35-year fashion and retail industry veteran, has been
named President and CEO of Justice, the largest premier tween specialty
retailer in the world.
Lynch most recently served as President of Ann Taylor Brand and
previously served in various executive positions with ANN, Inc.; Gap
Inc.; Learningsmith Inc.; and The Walt Disney Co.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone with Brian’s talent and
experience assume leadership of Justice,” said David Jaffe, President
and CEO of Ascena. “Justice sits atop this specialty market and Brian is
the right person to build upon that position.”
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with the team at Justice that
has been at the forefront of this market,” said Lynch. “It’s an
important transitional time for Justice and I look forward to joining a
group that is poised to continue as an innovative leader in the fashion
Headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, Justice has more than 1,000 stores in
48 states and around the world.
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 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 3,900 stores
throughout the United States and Canada.
For more information about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. and its brands,
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Keriake Lucas, 614-775-3160