dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLIA),
a direct marketing and retail company comprised of two lifestyle brands primarily targeting teenage girls and young women, announced that yesterday Thesis Fund Management LLC made public a letter dated June 14, 2010, and previously sent to the Company’s Board of Directors, regarding a potential sale of the Company. Although the Board has been contacted by Thesis, it has had no substantive discussions with Thesis and the Company is not presently engaged in similar discussions with anyone else.
Carter S. Evans, Chairman of the Board of dELiA*s stated, “The Board appreciates all stockholders’ concerns regarding the Company. After careful consideration, however, we currently believe that our strategies for the growth of dELiA*s, including our renewed focus on productivity under the leadership of Walter Killough, our new Chief Executive Officer, will lead to improved performance in all channels of our business and enhance stockholder value. The Board will continue to meet and work closely with Mr. Killough and his management team as we continue to implement our initiatives to deliver long-term growth and to increase stockholder value.”
About dELiA*s, Inc.
dELiA*s, Inc. is a direct marketing and retail company comprised of two lifestyle brands primarily targeting teenage girls and young women. Its brands – dELiA*s and Alloy – generate revenue by selling apparel, accessories, footwear and room furnishings to consumers through direct mail catalogs, websites, and dELiA*s mall-based specialty retail stores. dELiA*s, Inc. also formerly operated CCS, a premiere catalog and e-commerce site for skateboarding and snowboarding equipment, apparel and footwear products, which was successfully sold in 2008.
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