Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), a specialty retail apparel chain operating over 600 stores, today announced that Theo Killion has been appointed to its Board of Directors as a Class III director, effective today.  Mr. Killion is Chief Executive Officer and a director of Zale Corporation.   Michael Weiss, Chairman of the Board and the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer commented: "I am delighted to welcome Theo to the Board and look forward to working with him again.  Theo's extensive retail experience in strategy and business development, talent development and risk management will be valuable to Express as we continue to deliver on our four pillars of growth."

Mr. Killion has served as Chief Executive Officer of Zale Corporation since September of 2010.  Prior to becoming CEO, he served in a variety of other positions with Zale including Interim CEO, President, and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy.   Before joining Zale, Mr. Killion worked as an executive recruiter with Berglass+Associates; served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Tommy Hilfiger and held various management positions with Limited Brands. 

Mr. Killion will also serve on the Company's Compensation and Governance Committee. 

Following this announcement, the Board will include seven members, five of whom are independent, and each of whom possesses significant professional experience, particularly in the financial, retail and business services sectors both domestically and internationally.  

About Express, Inc.:

Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer.  The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions.  The Company currently operates over 600 retail stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, in Canada and in Puerto Rico, and also distributes its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com

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