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11/25/08Zale Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results
3.7% decrease in first quarter comparable store salesDALLAS, Nov 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) Net loss per share of $1.43 for the first quarter Net loss per share adjusted for total warranty sales of $1.33 Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) today reported a net loss from continuing operations of $45.3 million, or $1.43 per share for the first quarter ended October 31, 2008, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $26.7 million, or $0.54 per share, for the prior yea... 
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11/20/08Zale to Announce First Quarter Results on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
DALLAS, Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that it plans to report financial results for the first quarter ended October 31, 2008, on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, before the market opens. Zale will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET the same day to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. Participants are enc... 
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09/08/08Zale Corporation to Host Investor Day on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that it will host an Investor Day on Wednesday, September 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. A live webcast of a portion of the event that includes a formal management presentation as well as questions and answers will be available on the Company's Web site at www.zalecorp.com. About Zale Corporation Zale Corporation is a lea... 
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08/28/08Zale Corporation Reports EPS Loss of $0.15 for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2008
-- 6.1% increase in fourth quarter comparable store sales -- $127 million clearance inventory reduction in fiscal 2008 -- 17.6 million shares were repurchased in fiscal 2008; 36% reduction in outstanding shares -- Fiscal year 2009 EPS guidance of $1.10 - $1.25; EPS adjusted for total warranty sales of $2.35 - $2.50 -- Fiscal year 2009 Free Cash Flow guidance of $145 - $155 millionDALLAS, Aug 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine je... 
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08/22/08Zale to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results on Thursday, August 28, 2008
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that it plans to report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended July 31, 2008, on Thursday, August 28, 2008, before the market opens. Zale will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET the same day to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. Participants are encouraged to listen to the p... 
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08/05/08Zale Announces Executive Management Promotions
-- Theo Killion Named President -- Steve Larkin Promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and E-Commerce OfficerDALLAS, Aug 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced the promotion of Theo Killion to President. Mr. Killion, who has served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy since January 2008, will retain his current responsibilities in addition to ... 
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08/05/08Zale Names Mary Kwan Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer
-- Alexandra Patton Sweeney Re-Joins Zale as Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 5, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that Mary Kwan, a retail veteran with more than 25 years of merchandising experience, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. Ms. Kwan's responsibilities will include oversight of the merchandising init... 
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06/23/08Zale Names Yuval Braverman to Its Board of Directors
DALLAS, Jun 23, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, announced effective June 19, 2008, that Yuval Braverman has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Braverman, 52, is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J. & J. Zaidman, Inc. a diamond wholesaler. Mr. Braverman co-founded J. & J. Zaidman, Inc. in 1981. The company deals in both rough and polished diamonds with offices in Antwerp and Ne... 
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05/27/08Zale Announces Increase of $50 Million in Stock Repurchase Program
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $50 million in the Company's stock repurchase program. The new $50 million authorization brings the total authorized to $350 million for fiscal 2008. The Company, fiscal year-to-date, has repurchased 13.8 million shares, at an average price of $18.06 per share, for an aggregate purcha... 
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05/22/08Zale Corporation Reports EPS Loss of $0.42 for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2008
-- Warranty adjusted EPS loss of $0.17 for the third quarter -- 5.8% increase in third quarter comparable store sales -- Better-than-expected progress on inventory reduction program -- Approximately 8.1 million shares repurchased during third quarter -- 13.8 million shares repurchased fiscal YTD at an average price of $18.06DALLAS, May 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today reported a net loss from continuin... 
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05/08/08Zale Corporation Announces 6% Comparable Sales Increase for the Third Quarter
DALLAS, May 08, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today reported that for the third quarter ended April 30, 2008, comparable store sales increased 5.8%. Revenues for the third quarter were $477 million compared to $449 million last year, an increase of 6.3%. As previously announced, the sale of Bailey Banks & Biddle was completed on November 9, 2007 and has been excluded from the results for both the current ... 
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05/01/08Zale Announces Change in Auditors
DALLAS, May 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that it has engaged Ernst & Young to serve as the Company's independent public accountants for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2008. Ernst & Young will replace KPMG. The Company and KPMG did not have any disagreement on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures which disag... 
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04/03/08Zale Names William Acevedo Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer
Eric Christopher Named VP of Quality Assurance DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that William Acevedo has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Stores Officer. Mr. Acevedo will be responsible for store operations for all of the Company's brands and will report directly to Neal Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I have known William for 13 y... 
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03/12/08Zale Announces Increase of $100 Million in Stock Repurchase Program
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of $100 million as part of the Company's stock repurchase program. The new authorization is in addition to the $200 million repurchase authorization disclosed in November of 2007. As previously announced, the Company expects to retire approximately 11 million shares in total on... 
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02/27/08Zale Initiates Operational Efficiency Program to Generate $65 Plus Million in Annual Savings
-- Program Will Reduce Staffing by Over 200 Positions -- Approximately 105 Store Closures Planned in Fiscal 2008 -- $40 Million Reduction in Capital Expenditures for Fiscal 2009 -- $100 Million Inventory Reduction DALLAS, Feb 27, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that it has begun the implementation of a program designed to enhance the Company's profitability and improve its overall effectiv... 
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02/21/08Zale Corporation Reports Diluted EPS of $1.16 for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 of $52.7 million, or $1.16 per diluted share, compared to $77.1 million, or $1.57 per diluted share for the second quarter of fiscal 2007. The second quarter ended January 31, 2007 included a $2.5 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, positive impact related to deriva... 
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02/07/08Zale Corporation Announces 7.3% Comparable Sales Decrease for the Second Quarter
DALLAS, Feb 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today reported that for the second quarter ended January 31, 2008, comparable store sales decreased 7.3%. Revenues for the second quarter were $827 million compared to $892 million last year, a decrease of 7.3%. As previously announced, the sale of Bailey Banks & Biddle was completed on November 9, 2007 and has been excluded from the results for both the c... 
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01/24/08Theo Killion Named Executive Vice President
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2008--Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced that retail industry veteran Theo Killion has been named Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy. Mr. Killion will report directly to Neal Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Theo brings tremendous experience and leadership skills to our senior management team. He will be instrumental in... 
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01/18/08Zale Corporation Announces Appointment of Two New Directors to Board
DALLAS, Jan 18, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today announced the appointment of two new directors to its Board. The Company said that Richard C. Breeden and James M. Cotter have joined the Board, effective January 17, 2008, expanding it from the current six members to eight. John B. Lowe, Jr., Chairman of Zale Corporation, said, "We have invited Richard Breeden and Jim Cotter to join the Zale Board and l... 
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01/10/08Zale Corporation Announces 9% Comparable Sales Decrease for the Holiday Selling Season
DALLAS, Jan 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zale Corporation (NYSE:ZLC), a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, today reported that comparable store sales decreased 9.0% for the combined months of November and December 2007, encompassing the entire holiday selling period. Total revenues for the two-month period were $723 million compared to $804 million last year, a decrease of 10.1%. As previously announced, the sale of Bailey Banks & Biddle was completed on Novemb... 
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