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Kosta N. Kartsotis has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2000 and Chairman of the Board
since May 2010. Mr. Kartsotis also served as President of the Company from December 1991 to December 2006
and as Chief Operating Officer from December 1991 until October 2000. Mr. Kartsotis joined the Company in
1988. He has been a director of the Company since 1990. Mr. Kartsotis has extensive senior level experience as
our CEO, substantial experience in the fashion retailing industry and substantial sales, marketing and
merchandising experience. He has deep knowledge of the Company and its businesses, having served on our
Board since 1990.
Diane L. Neal was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 20, 2012, and she is currently a member
of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Neal most recently served as CEO of Bath & Body Works. She resigned
from that position in July 2011 to relocate to San Francisco for personal reasons. Ms. Neal joined Bath & Body
Works, a national retailer of personal care products, in November 2006 as President and COO and held those
positions until her promotion to CEO in June 2007. Prior to joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Neal served as
President of the Outlet Division for Gap Inc., a leading global specialty retailer, where she was responsible for
the outlet business for all three Gap Inc. brands. Prior to joining Gap Inc., Ms. Neal spent 22 years with Target
Corporation in multiple divisions, including Dayton's Department Stores (now Macy's), Mervyn's, Target
Sourcing Services and Target Stores. During her career with Target Corporation, Ms. Neal spent 16 years at
Target Stores, where she held multiple positions and responsibilities, including merchandising, planning,
distribution and sourcing. Ms. Neal was promoted to President of Mervyn's in 2001 and served in that capacity
until 2004, when she joined Gap Inc. Ms. Neal has extensive leadership experience as the CEO of a large
organization and substantial experience in retailing, merchandising and strategic planning.
Thomas M. Nealon was appointed to the Board of Directors on April 16, 2012. Mr. Nealon is currently a
member of the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines Co. Mr. Nealon most recently served as Group
Executive Vice President at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Mr. Nealon resigned from that position effective
December 1, 2011 for personal reasons. Mr. Nealon joined J. C. Penney, a national retailer, in 2006 as Chief
Information Officer and held that position until his promotion to Group Executive Vice President in 2010. Prior
to joining J. C. Penney, he was with Electronic Data Systems, an information technology and services company
now a division of the Hewlett-Packard Company, from 2004 to 2006 where he served on assignment as the
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Southwest Airlines Co. Prior to joining Electronic Data
Systems, Mr. Nealon was a partner from 2000 to 2004 at the Feld Group, an IT management consultancy firm
later acquired by Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Nealon also spent fifteen years with Frito-Lay, Inc., a division of
PepsiCo, ultimately serving as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Nealon has extensive experience in information
technology, corporate strategy and ecommerce.
Elysia Holt Ragusa was appointed to the Board of Directors effective December 20, 2007. Ms. Ragusa is
currently a member of the Company's Compensation Committee and Chairperson of the Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Ragusa is also currently the Lead Independent Director and has served in
that role since May 2010. Ms. Ragusa currently serves on the Board of Directors of Texas Capital Bancshares
Inc. She has served as Senior Managing Director and International Director for Jones Lang LaSalle since July
2008. Jones Lang LaSalle provides integrated real estate and investment management services to owner, occupier
and investor clients worldwide. She previously served as President, Corporate Services-East Staubach
Holdings, Inc., and was a member of both the Executive Committee and The Staubach Company's Board of
Directors. Ms. Ragusa served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Staubach Company from July
2001 until June 2007. Jones Lang LaSalle and The Staubach Company merged in 2008. Ms. Ragusa has
extensive experience in leading large organizations with special skills in operations, marketing, sales and
developing people. She also has experience in commercial real estate acquisition and disposition.
Jal S. Shroff is formerly an employee of Fossil (East) Limited and served as its Managing Director from
January 1991 until July 2009. Mr. Shroff has been a director of the Company since April 1993. Mr. Shroff has
extensive experience in manufacturing and sourcing operations and has a broad knowledge of the Asia-Pacific
markets for our products having been based in Hong Kong since 1959. He has deep knowledge of the Company
and its businesses, having served on our Board since 1993.