Wesley R. Card, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (NYSE: JNY) , announced the appointment of Amanda Bokman to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Moderate Apparel Division of Jones Apparel Group, Inc. In this capacity, Ms. Bokman will assume financial responsibility for all of the moderate businesses, which comprise the Company's moderate apparel segment. This includes Norton McNaughton, Erika, Energie, Gloria Vanderbilt, Evan-Picone, Nine and Company, and Joneswear. Ms. Bokman joined Jones Apparel Group in June 2001 through the acquisition of McNaughton Apparel Group, Inc. where she held the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer from 1992 through the date of the merger.
We look forward to the assumption by Ms. Bokman of this new position and her future contributions to the Corporation and our moderate apparel segment, which is targeted for further acquisitions and continued growth of the various businesses.
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (http://www.jny.com/), a Fortune 500 Company, is a leading designer and marketer of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company's nationally recognized brands include: Jones New York; Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Ralph by Ralph Lauren, and Polo Jeans Company, which are licensed from Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation; Evan-Picone, Rena Rowan, Norton McNaughton, Erika, Energie, Gloria Vanderbilt, Currants, Jamie Scott, Todd Oldham, Nine West, Easy Spirit, Enzo Angiolini, Bandolino, Napier and Judith Jack. The Company also markets costume jewelry under the Tommy Hilfiger brand licensed from Tommy Hilfiger Corporation and the Givenchy brand licensed from Givenchy Corporation. Celebrating more than 30 years of service, the Company has built a reputation for excellence in product quality and value, and in operational execution.
Certain statements herein are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements represent the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including the strength of the economy and the overall level of consumer spending, the performance of the Company's products within the prevailing retail environment, and other factors which are set forth in the Company's 2001 Form 10-K and in all filings with the SEC made by the Company subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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