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Claire's Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors of Claire’s Stores has appointed James D. Fielding as chief executive officer. Fielding will assume the CEO position on June 18 and will also join the company’s Board of Directors.“Jim is a proven retail executive

“Jim is a proven retail executive with 25 years of experience who possesses a compelling combination of leadership skills and merchandising acumen,” says Peter P. Copses, chairman of the Board of Directors, Claire’s Stores. “At Disney Stores, Jim successfully managed a specialty retailer with significant international operations and a well-developed e-commerce business. Jim joins a talented and experienced senior management team at Claire’s today who have helped to build a successful foundation on which the Company is well positioned to grow.”

Fielding says that he looks forward to “capitalizing on the many growth initiatives available to the company, including new stores, development of the Icing concept, continued international expansion in markets such as Mexico, India and China, and optimization of e-commerce.”

Fielding comes to Claire’s from The Walt Disney Company, where he was most recently president of Disney Stores Worldwide.

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