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Iconix Brand Group Announces Hiring Of Jamie Cygielman As Chief Marketing Officer

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) ("Iconix" or the "Company"), today announced that Jamie Cygielman will be joining the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer on January 3, 2017.  

Ms. Cygielman brings to Iconix over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the fashion apparel, toy, entertainment and cosmetics industries from companies including The Jones Group, Madame Alexander Doll Company, Madison Square Garden, Hit Entertainment, Mattel and Revlon.   

"Jamie has extensive experience in brand building, licensing, promotional partnerships, advertising, creative platform development, and digital and social media," said John Haugh, Chief Executive Officer of Iconix.  "And as we discussed at our recent investor day, driving organic growth is a key component of our strategy, and Jamie's expertise across a broad range of consumer product categories will help us maximize the full potential of our portfolio of brands."

"I look forward to joining the Iconix team," said Cygielman. "As I look across Iconix' portfolio of brands, I see tremendous potential to develop leading edge marketing programs that will enable Iconix to deliver a differentiated value proposition to its retail and wholesale partners, create increased brand relevancy and drive long term brand equity."

Ms. Cygielman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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), SHARPER IMAGE (R), UMBRO (R), LEE COOPER (R), ECKO UNLTD. (R), MARC ECKO (R), ARTFUL DODGER and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (R). In addition, Iconix owns interests in the MATERIAL GIRL (R), PEANUTS (R), ED HARDY (R), TRUTH OR DARE (R), MODERN AMUSEMENT (R), BUFFALO (R), NICK GRAHAM (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 from the luxury market to the mass market 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 currently available information. 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, 2015 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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