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Iconix Brand Group Announces Hiring of June K. DeFabio as EVP of Women's and Home

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company"), today announced that June K. DeFabio has joined the Company as Executive Vice President of the Women's and Home Divisions.

Ms. DeFabio brings to Iconix over 20 years of multi-brand operating expertise in retail, wholesale and licensing across apparel, accessories and beauty.  She most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Licensing at Ralph Lauren, where she managed all licensed product categories including contract terms and negotiations, revenue growth targets, and identification and cultivation of new partners, categories and geographies. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren in 2009, she held senior level merchant and planning positions at Macy's Inc. and May Company.  

"We are thrilled to welcome June to Iconix. June has extensive experience in brand licensing and retail, and has a track record of maximizing a brand's potential through strategic licensing. Furthermore, June's experience and success at Ralph Lauren, Macy's and May Department Stores will help Iconix Brand Group bring more value to our brands and our partners as we continue to be the leader in the brand management industry," said John Haugh, Chief Executive Officer of Iconix. "With our focus on organic growth, June will be instrumental in developing new opportunities for our brands as we evolve the business."

"I am excited to join the Iconix Brand Group team," said Ms. DeFabio. "Iconix has a strong foundation, with a great portfolio of brands and a broad network of relationships across retailers and wholesalers. I look forward to working with Iconix' existing partners to create additional value for the portfolio of brands, as well as develop new strategies to enhance each brand's growth objectives."   

About Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a portfolio of consumer brands including: CANDIE'S (R), BONGO (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R), MUDD (R), MOSSIMO (R), LONDON FOG (R), OCEAN PACIFIC (R), DANSKIN (R), ROCAWEAR (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R), CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R), WAVERLY (R), ZOO YORK (R), UMBRO (R), LEE COOPER (R), ECKO UNLTD. (R), MARC ECKO (R), and ARTFUL DODGER. In addition, Iconix owns interests in the MATERIAL GIRL (R), ED HARDY (R), TRUTH OR DARE (R), MODERN AMUSEMENT (R), BUFFALO (R), and PONY (R) brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments, Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include projections regarding the Company's beliefs and expectations about future performance and, in some cases, may be identified by words like "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "future," "will," "seek" and similar terms or phrases. These statements are based on the Company's beliefs and assumptions, which in turn are based on information available as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement and could harm the Company's business, prospects, results of operations, liquidity and financial condition and cause its stock price to decline significantly. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: the ability of the Company's licensees to maintain their license agreements or to produce and market products bearing the Company's brand names, the Company's ability to retain and negotiate favorable licenses, the Company's ability to meet its outstanding debt obligations and the events and risks referenced in the sections titled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in other documents filed or furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Jaime Sheinheit 
Iconix Brand Group 
jsheinheit@iconixbrand.com 
212.730.0030

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