Sandra Stangl, President of Pottery Barn, will expand her role to include Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, effective March 20, 2013.Alber commented, “Sandra has led the Pottery Barn brand to record revenues and profits by offering a compelling and integrated product line supported by world-class service across all channels. Sandra was part of the small team that created and launched Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, and later served as Executive Vice President of both brands, where she oversaw product development and design, as well as brand merchandising and inventory management. Consolidating the brands under Sandra’s leadership will enhance our ability to meet our customers’ needs through every life stage.” Stangl has served as President, Pottery Barn, since 2008. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Executive Vice President, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. Between 1994 and 2006, Stangl served in various leadership roles in the Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements related to the strategies of the Williams-Sonoma brand and the benefits of consolidating the Pottery Barn brands under one leader. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk that the strategies of the Williams-Sonoma brand and the benefits of consolidating the Pottery Barn brands under one leader are not successful. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma ( cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn ( furniture and wedding registry), Pottery Barn Kids ( kids’ furniture and baby registry), PBteen ( girls’ bedding and boys’ bedding), West Elm ( modern furniture and room decor), Williams-Sonoma Home ( luxury furniture and decorative accessories), Rejuvenation ( lighting and hardware) and Mark and Graham ( personalized gifts and gifts for the home) – are marketed through seven e-commerce websites, eight direct mail catalogs and 581 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States and Canada, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and franchises its brands in Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.