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Urban Outfitters announces retirement of John Kyees
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Dec '09
Urban Outfitters, Inc. a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, announced that John E. Kyees, Chief Financial Officer, will retire and be succeeded by Eric Artz on February 1, 2010. Mr. Kyees, 63, who most recently helped URBN successfully navigate the most challenging retail environment in decades, has been with the Company since 2003.

Glen T. Senk, Chief Executive Officer, said, "John has been an invaluable partner to me and the executive leadership team during his six-year tenure at the Company. Our organization congratulates him on a stellar 33-year career in retail and wishes him a wonderful retirement." Mr. Kyees will assume the role of Chief Investor Relations Officer on February 1, 2010 through the date of his anticipated retirement on June 30, 2010, and will assist the new Chief Financial Officer in his transition.

Eric Artz, 42, will join the Company on February 1, 2010 from VF Corporation, where he has served as Chief Financial Officer of VF Contemporary Brands for two years. Mr. Artz also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Seven For All Mankind, LLC from November 2006 through August 2007. Mr. Artz had been Vice President of Operations for VF Outdoor from June 2003 through October 2006, and since joining VF Corporation in 1992, served in several financial and operational positions for its divisions in the United States, Europe and Japan. Prior to joining VF Corporation, Mr. Artz worked as an accountant for Ernst & Young in their audit department. Mr. Artz earned his BS in accounting from Albright College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Senk commented, "Eric is an outstanding leader with a tremendous depth of multi-brand, multinational financial and operational experience. I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to our Company as we continue to execute our ambitious growth strategies."

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