Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Announces New Executive Vice President And Chief Merchandising Officer Of Dressbarn

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) today announced that Judith Langley has joined dressbarn as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

David Jaffe, President and CEO of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., commented, “Judi is an outstanding merchant with deep specialty and large retail format experience. She will play a key role in the evolution of the dressbarn brand and we are delighted to have her joining the team.”

Ms. Langley brings to dressbarn extensive experience as a senior merchant and in product development. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer with Charming Charlie’s, a jewelry and accessories chain. Previously, Ms. Langley was Senior Vice President of Design and Trend at Kohl’s, where she oversaw product direction for 15 brands; Vice President of Merchandising at Ann Taylor; and held merchandising and product development positions with Banana Republic, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, and May Company.

“Judi’s track record as a successful merchant with design expertise will be a tremendous asset to dressbarn,” said Jeff Gerstel, President of dressbarn. “I am pleased to welcome Judi to dressbarn’s team and look forward to the leadership, creativity, and vision she will bring to our brand’s transformation.”

Ms. Langley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Notre Dame.

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, under the Lane Bryant, Cacique, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands; and for tween girls and boys, under the Justice and Brothers brands. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 3,900 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.shopjustice.com, www.lanebryant.com, www.maurices.com, www.dressbarn.com, www.catherines.com, www.cacique.com and www.shopbrothers.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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