Previously, Nedorostek was President and Chief Operating Officer for the Natori Company, where she oversaw the repositioning of the brand in the market and supported development of a strong management team. Before joining Natori, she was President of the cK Calvin Klein Shoes & Bags division of Nine West Group Inc., where she launched the division in both retail and wholesale channels globally. Prior to launching the cK division, Nedorostek was Chief Operating Officer for Judith Leiber. She also held senior management positions at Saks Fifth Avenue.Ms. Nedorostek currently serves on the Board of Directors of Select Comfort Corporation and Volunteers of America of Greater New York. About The Jones Group Inc. The Jones Group Inc. ( www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores and through its e-commerce sites. The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi& Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Jones Wear, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo, Rafe (L) and C&T Costello Tagliapietra (L). Investor Contact: John T. McClain, Chief Financial OfficerThe Jones Group (212) 703-9189 Media Contacts: Joele Frank and Sharon Stern Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher(212) 355-4449 SOURCE The Jones Group Inc.