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Apparel retailer Express names Sona Chawla to BoD
03
Aug '12
Express, Inc. a specialty retail apparel chain operating over 600 stores announced that Sona Chawla has been appointed to its Board of Directors as a Class III director, effective today.  Ms. Chawla is President of E-Commerce and an officer for Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain operating 7,907 drugstores across the U.S., Puerto Rico and online. 

Michael Weiss, Chairman of the Board and the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer commented: "I am pleased to welcome Sona to the Board.  Sona's particular knowledge and experience in e-commerce, marketing, strategy and general management will be extremely beneficial to Express as we continue to deliver on our four pillars of growth, particularly e-Commerce."

Ms. Chawla has served as President of E-Commerce at Walgreens since January of 2011.  She was previously Senior Vice President, E-Commerce.   Before joining Walgreens, Ms. Chawla served as Vice President, Global Online Business at Dell, Inc.  Prior to Dell, she held a number of positions with Wells Fargo including Executive Vice President of Online Sales, Service and Marketing.  

Ms. Chawla will also serve on the Company's Compensation and Governance Committee.

Following this announcement, the Board will include seven members, six of whom are independent, and each of whom possesses significant professional experience, particularly in the financial, retail and business services sectors both domestically and internationally. 

Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. 

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