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Ascena Retail Group Names President of Global Sourcing

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ascena Retail Group Names President of Global Sourcing09:05 EST Friday, February 15, 2013 SUFFERN, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) today announced that they have named Ronnie Robinson to the position of President of Ascena Global Sourcing (AGS). David Jaffe, President and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented, “Leveraging our sourcing capability across all our brands is an important strategic initiative for Ascena. Ronnie's experience and accomplishments make him the ideal candidate to lead this effort.” Mike Rayden, President and CEO of TweenBrands will be serving as Executive Sponsor of AGS. Mr. Rayden stated, “AGS allows us to create a single direct sourcing organization that supports all Ascena brands. Ronnie's leadership will be instrumental in this critical endeavor.” Mr. Robinson joined Tween Brands in 2001 and most recently held the position of EVP-Sourcing and Technical Design. Prior to joining Tween Brands, Robinson spent 7 years with MAST Industries in both Hong Kong and the U.S. Robinson started his career with Marks & Spencer in the mid 1980's in the United Kingdom as a textile technologist before joining a UK garment manufacturing company, SR Gent. Mr. Robinson has an undergraduate degree from the Scottish College of Textiles in Applied Chemistry with a specialization in Color Science and Technology and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.     About Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes, and accessories for missy and plus-size women and tween girls, under the Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates through its subsidiaries approximately 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. For more information about Ascena Retail Group, Inc. and its brands, visit www.ascenaretail.com, www.charmingshoppes.com, www.shopjustice.com, www.lanebryant.com, www.maurices.com, www.dressbarn.com, www.catherines.com, www.cacique.com. Ascena Retail Group, Inc.Investor Relations845-369-4600orICR, Inc.Alecia Pulman, 203-682-8224alecia.pulman@icrinc.com