Kellwood Company, a leading apparel manufacturer and marketer owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., today announced the appointment of Jill Granoff as Chief Executive Officer. Granoff brings a vast knowledge of the fashion industry and retailing to the position with over 20 years of brand building and executive leadership experience.
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."

J.Crew Group, Inc. today announced financial results for the three months and the pro forma fiscal year ended January 28, 2012.

On March 7, 2011, J.Crew was acquired by Chinos Holdings, Inc., a company formed by investments funds affiliated with TPG Capital, L.P. and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.  Although the Company continued as the same legal entity after the acquisition, our financial statements were prepared for the following periods: (i) March 8, 2011 to January 28, 2012 (Successor) and (ii) January 30, 2011 to March 7, 2011 (Predecessor).  To facilitate a meaningful comparison to fiscal 2010, we have also prepared a pro forma statement of operations for fiscal 2011 which reflect the combination of the Successor and Predecessor periods, giving effect to the acquisition and related transactions as if they occurred on the first day of the fiscal year.  Comparisons for the fourth quarter reflect actual results of the Successor this year versus actual results of the Predecessor last year.