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Chico's FAS appoints EVP & COO
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Feb '11
Chico's FAS, Inc. announced that it has appointed Kent A. Kleeberger to the position of Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kleeberger is assuming the position currently held by Jeffrey A. Jones, who is retiring from the company effective March 7, 2011. Mr. Jones has agreed to serve as part-time consultant to the company during a transition period.

President & CEO David F. Dyer commented, "Jeff Jones' contribution to the success of the company during his two years as COO is immeasurable. He has been a valued and trusted advisor to me, my executive team and our board of directors."

Kent A. Kleeberger, 58, has served as Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Chico's FAS since joining the company in November 2007. From 2004 through October 2007, Mr.Kleeberger was the senior vice president-chief financial officer for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. From 1998 to 2004, he served in numerous capacities for Tween Brands, Inc., now part of Ascena Retail Group, Inc., culminating in his appointment as executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer.

Prior to that, Mr.Kleeberger served in various financial positions with The Limited, Inc. Mr.Kleeberger serves on the board of directors of Shoe Carnival, Inc. and is chairman of their audit committee.

Chico's FAS has retained an executive recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search for a chief financial officer, a search that will include internal candidates. Mr. Kleeberger will remain the company's principal financial officer and principal accounting officer until a replacement is appointed.

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