Differential Brands Group Inc. (the " Company ") (NASDAQ:DFBG) today announced the appointment of Tom Nevell as Executive Vice President of Business Development, effective November 28, 2016. Based in Seattle, he will report to Michael Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, and be responsible for expanding the Company's Robert Graham, Hudson and SWIMS brands with strategic partners. Mr. Nevell has more than 22 years of experience in the retail industry. He spent over 20 years in various roles within the Nordstrom organization, most recently as Brand Manager of Men's Clothing and Furnishings, where he was responsible for brand design and product development, as well as sales. Mr. Nevell also held a variety of management positions within Nordstrom including Retail Director of Men's Sportswear, Divisional Merchandise Manager for Men's, and Store Manager at Mall of America. Mr. Nevell holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Buckley commented, "We are delighted to welcome Tom to the Differential Brands team. Tom is a talented merchant with extensive retail industry experience. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our company, particularly in merchandising, buying, and strategic business development, which will be invaluable to Differential Brands' growth. Importantly, he has a long track record of success at Nordstrom, and we believe he will provide strong brand guidance for our Robert Graham, Hudson, and SWIMS businesses. I look forward to working closely with Tom as we further focus our efforts on the wholesale relationships to grow our businesses over the long-term." Mr. Nevell said, "I am excited to be joining the Differential Brands team and to be working with the strong teams at Robert Graham, Hudson, and SWIMS. I believe there is an opportunity to achieve meaningful growth in each of these premium brands as we expand our presence in North America." About Differential Brands Group Differential Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DFBG) is a platform that focuses on branded operating companies in the premium apparel, footwear and accessories sectors. Our focus is on organically growing our brands through a global, omni-channel distribution strategy while continuing to seek opportunities to acquire accretive, complementary, premium brands.