HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that Grace Nichols has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective January 30, 2011, increasing the number of directors to nine.
Ms. Nichols spent more than 20 years at Limited Brands, including 14 years as Chief Executive Officer of Victoria's Secret Stores from 1992 until she retired in January 2007. From 1986 to 1992, she served as Executive Vice President of Victoria's Secret Stores. Prior to joining Limited Brands, Ms. Nichols held various senior merchandising positions in teen's and women's apparel at The Broadway Southern California divisions of Carter, Hawley, Hale, Inc. Ms. Nichols currently sits on the board of directors of Pacific Sunwear and New York and Company, both publicly-traded companies. Ms. Nichols is a graduate of UCLA.
George Zimmer, Chairman of the Board and CEO said, "The election of Grace is an effort to broaden the perspective of our board of directors. Grace's extensive experience as a senior executive in the retail industry will be invaluable to The Men's Wearhouse."
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,213 stores. The Men's Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores. Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of TwinHill in the United States and Dimensions and Alexandra in the United Kingdom.
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the company's website at www.menswearhouse.com. The website for Dimensions is www.dimensions.co.uk and the website for Alexandra is www.alexandra.co.uk.
CONTACT: Neill Davis, EVP & CFO, Men's Wearhouse (281) 776-7000 Ken Dennard, DRG&L (713) 529-6600
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse
Released January 21, 2011