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Hudson's Bay Company Announces Appointment of Eileen DiLeo to Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hudson's Bay Company Announces Appointment of Eileen DiLeo to Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor14:05 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson's Bay Company ("HBC") (www.hbc.com) (TSX:HBC) announced today that Debbie Edwards, Executive Vice President, Stores, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, will retire May 1, 2013 and will be replaced by Eileen DiLeo, reporting directly to Bonnie Brooks, President, HBC. With 30 years' retail experience, Ms. DiLeo began her career at Bloomingdales and went on to join May Department Stores where she progressed from sales roles to store management and into senior operations roles at Lord & Taylor. Since 2012, she has held the position of Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor, where she has been integral over the last year in introducing best practices and creating synergy across the banners. HBC extends a sincere thank you to Ms. Edwards for a remarkable 39 years of dedication and success with the company, and wishes her the very best in her retirement.About Hudson's Bay Company Hudson's Bay Company, founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company and is a leading retailer offering a wide selection of branded merchandise in Canada and the United States through its three banners. In the United States, HBC operates Lord & Taylor, a fashion department store with 48 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States and in two major cities in the Midwest. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest national branded department store with 90 locations. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, a kitchen, bed and bath superstore with 69 locations. With approximately 29,000 associates in Canada and the U.S., Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise at great value and with a dedicated focus on exceeding customers' expectations.CONTACT: INVESTOR RELATIONS: Lucas Evans Senior Vice President and Treasurer Hudson's Bay Company Phone: 416-861-4444 Email: investorrelations@hbc.com MEDIA CONTACT: Tiffany Bourre Senior Manager, External Communications Hudson's Bay Company Phone: (905) 595-7184 Email: tiffany.bourre@hbc.com