Ascena Retail Group, Inc. ( NASDAQ – ASNA) today announced that it will be hosting an Investor Day on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the Westin New York at Times Square. The presentations will begin at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. Presenters will include David Jaffe, President and CEO, Armand Correia, EVP and CFO, John Sullivan, EVP and COO, as well as brand leaders for Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines. Other senior executives will also be present, and the presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. As seating at the event is limited, presentations will be webcast simultaneously and available live to investors and the media on Ascena Retail Group, Inc.’s website, www.ascenaretail.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available following the completion of the event on the Company’s website. 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 and tween girls, under the Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. For more information about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. and its brands, visit www.ascenaretail.com, www.charmingshoppes.com, www.shopjustice.com, www.lanebryant.com, www.maurices.com, www.dressbarn.com, www.catherines.com, www.cacique.com, www.figis.com and www.figisgallery.com. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made at the Company’s presentation may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or review its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that our projected results expressed or implied will not be achieved. Detailed information concerning a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the information contained herein is readily available in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 28, 2012.