NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) today announced that its Board of Directors has
elected Frederic Fekkai as a member of the Board. With his election, MSLO's
Board is now comprised of seven members.
A pioneering entrepreneur, Mr. Fekkai is widely recognized for helping to
establish the luxury haircare market; his branded product line is an industry
leader. Born in Aix-en-Provence, he came to New York at age 23 and quickly
developed a reputation as an exciting new talent in the beauty industry. In
1989, he opened the first of what are currently seven Fekkai salons in cities
across the country, servicing approximately 1,500 clients daily. In 1995, Mr.
Fekkai launched his eponymous luxury hair care product collection, which is
now sold in over 40 countries around the world. In May 2008, Procter & Gamble
acquired the Frederic Fekkai brand; Mr. Fekkai plays a strategic role at the
company, working closely with the Procter & Gamble team to develop new
products and to maintain the continuity and integrity of the brand that bears
his name. In addition, he is involved in a wide range of charitable
initiatives, including efforts to support women, children, breast cancer
research, victims of domestic violence, and the arts.
MSLO Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer Charles Koppelman
stated: "Frederic is an innovative entrepreneur who has built a successful
business and a respected brand from the ground up. We are delighted to have
him on our board and believe that MSLO will greatly benefit from his marketing
experience and expertise in the beauty industry, as well as from his proven
track record building an international brand."
"I'm proud and happy to be joining MSLO's Board," said Mr. Fekkai. "MSLO
is a fascinating company and Martha Stewart is a visionary. I truly believe
the company has incredible potential to grow, not only in the United States
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media
and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique
lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses
four magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart
Living, periodic special issues and books. The marthastewart.com website
provides consumers with instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search
and find capabilities, recipes, online workshops, community and
personalization, as well as wedding-planning tools powered by WeddingWire. The
Broadcasting segment produces such programming as the Emmy-winning daily,
nationally syndicated television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and Martha
Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS channel 112 and XM Radio 157. In addition to
its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through
licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha
Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, Martha Stewart Everyday at Kmart,
Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Wal-Mart, Michaels and independent
retailers, Martha Stewart for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and a co-branded food line
with Costco. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of
brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising
business, including television programming, cookbooks, and emerils.com website
and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about
MSLO, visit www.marthastewart.com.
SOURCE Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
CONTACT: Media, Elizabeth Estroff, SVP, Corporate Communications,
Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.,
Web Site: http://www.marthastewart.com