HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Francesca's Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:FRAN) today announced the appointment of Richard W. Kunes as an independent Director to its Board of Directors, effective February 25, 2013.
Mr. Kunes brings to the board extensive financial, strategic and business leadership expertise gained over a distinguished career with highly successful consumer companies. Since August 2012, Mr. Kunes has served as Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor to the CEO at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Prior to that, he served for 12 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before being appointed CFO, Mr. Kunes served in several financial management positions at Estée Lauder including Corporate Controller.
Before joining Estée Lauder in 1986, Mr. Kunes spent 11 years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company in a variety of financial management positions. Mr. Kunes holds an MBA in International Finance from Pace University.Greg Brenneman, Chairman of the Board, said, "We are very excited to welcome Rick to our Board. As a highly accomplished finance executive, Rick brings a wealth of financial, strategic and operational leadership experience, enhancing the Board's ability to continue to successfully guide francesca's industry-leading business growth." About Francesca's Holdings Corporation francesca's® is a growing specialty retailer with retail locations designed and merchandised to feel like independently owned, upscale boutiques providing customers a fun and differentiated shopping experience. The merchandise assortment is a diverse and balanced mix of apparel, jewelry, accessories and gifts. francesca's® appeals to the 18-35 year-old, fashion conscious, female customers, although the Company finds that women of all ages are attracted to the eclectic and sophisticated merchandise selection and boutique setting. francesca's® boutiques carry a broad selection but limited quantities of individual styles and new merchandise is introduced five days a week. For additional information on francesca's®, please visit www.francescas.com The Francesca's Collections logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15831
CONTACT: Investors ICR, Inc. Jean Fontana 646-277-1214 Company Randi Sonenshein, Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations 832-494-2250
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV