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Zale Names Richard Golden as Senior Vice President of Real Estate

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Zale Names Richard Golden as Senior Vice President of Real Estate

16:05 EDT Wednesday, May 01, 2013

DALLAS (Business Wire) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) announced today that Richard Golden has been appointed senior vice president of real estate. In this role, Mr. Golden will have overall responsibility for the company's real estate strategy as well as all leasing, design, construction and maintenance of retail and corporate facilities. He will report to Matt Appel, chief administrative officer.

“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to our senior leadership team,” said Matt Appel. “Richard's extensive experience in all aspects of retail real estate management will help enable the next phase of Zale's growth strategy.”

Richard brings over 20 years of real estate leadership experience to the company. Mr. Golden most recently served as director of real estate, development and land acquisition at H-E-B Grocery Company. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of real estate at DSW Inc. and served in senior real estate leadership roles at Gap, Inc. and The Bombay Company, Inc.

About Zale Corporation

Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of diamond and other jewelry products in North America, operating approximately 1,750 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale Corporation's brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers and Piercing Pagoda. Zale also operates webstores at,,, and Additional information on Zale Corporation and its brands is available at

Zale Corporation
Roxane Barry, 972-580-4391
Director of Investor Relations

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