NEW YORK, Mar 09, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Candie's, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAND) "the Company" announced
today the appointment of Warren Clamen as Chief Financial Officer.
Clamen brings to the Company a diverse portfolio of experience in
the areas of finance, operations and information technology, with a
particularly strong emphasis on licensing. Clamen joins the Company
from Columbia House, one of the world's largest licensees of content
for music and film, where he held the title of Vice President of
Finance for the past four years. Prior to that position, Clamen was
the Vice President of Finance at Marvel Entertainment, Inc., one of
the world's largest public licensing companies. Clamen also brings to
the Company international business experience, including working in
Canada and Europe.
Warren Clamen stated, "I am very excited to be joining the
Candie's team. Candie's has been able to implement a new business
model that successfully capitalizes on the core competencies of the
Company in a relatively short period of time. The management team has
a clear and ambitious vision of where they want to take the Company
and I am eager to work with them to achieve the Company's goals."
Neil Cole, CEO, Candie's, Inc., stated "Warren will be a wonderful
addition to our senior management team. He brings with him a
comprehensive understanding of the licensing business and has the
strength to balance rigorous financial planning and analysis with a
high level of creative and strategic thinking. Warren believes in our
vision for the Company and he will be a strong contributor to our
growth in the future."
Candie's, Inc. is in the business of licensing the CANDIE'S, BONGO
and BADGLEY MISCHKA trademarks on a variety of footwear, apparel and
fashion products. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Brightstar
Footwear, Inc., the Company also arranges for the manufacture of
footwear products for mass market and discount retailers under the
private label brand of the retailer. For investor information please
visit the corporate web site at http://www.candiesinc.com.
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SOURCE: Candie's, Inc.
Maria Dolgetta, 212-819-2084