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|Abercrombie & Fitch Promotes Jim Bierbower to Executive Vice President, Human Resources|
New Albany, Ohio, February 26, 2014: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) (the "Company") today announced the promotion of James N. Bierbower to Executive Vice President - Human Resources, effective immediately.
Mr. Bierbower, 49, joined Abercrombie & Fitch in 2006 as Vice President - Organizational Development. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2008 and assumed his most current role as Senior Vice President - Human Resources two years ago. Mr. Bierbower is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Prior to joining A&F, he held a variety of positions in merchandising, human resources, finance and operations with The May Department Stores Company.
In his new role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Bierbower will be responsible for recruiting, leadership development and training, associate relations, compensation, benefits, payroll and other services for the approximately 100,000 A&F associates throughout the world. He will continue to report to Michael S. Jeffries, Chief Executive Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch, and will remain heavily involved in the Company's profit improvement initiative as well as other key elements of A&F's long-range strategic plans.
Commenting on the appointment, Mike Jeffries said, "Jim's promotion is a timely and well-deserved acknowledgement of the important role he plays and the quality of work he does at Abercrombie & Fitch. Jim is a true leader in the Company and his accomplishments and perspective, particularly with regard to our culture, are widely respected."
Mr. Bierbower said, "I am honored by this promotion and grateful to all of the Abercrombie & Fitch associates with whom I have the pleasure of working every day. I look forward to taking on new responsibilities during these exciting times ahead at Abercrombie & Fitch."
About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks brands. At the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the company operated 843 stores in the United States and 163 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com, www.hollisterco.com and www.gillyhicks.com.