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The Children's Place appoints Eric Bauer as COO
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May '11
The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc, the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America, announced the appointment of Eric Bauer as Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for supply chain, planning and allocation, store operations, finance, information technology and real estate.

Mr. Bauer, 48, has more than 25 years of broad-based retail experience. Most recently, he spent eight years with The GAP, Inc., culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President, Brand Operations - Chief Operating Officer, for GAP North America where he was responsible for finance, store operations, real estate, distribution, logistics, information technology and their Canadian operations. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Banana Republic. Prior to The GAP, he held the position of Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, for Tickets.com.

Mr. Bauer began his career as a credit analyst with Banque Arabe et Internationale D'Investissement and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility with KPMG Peat Marwick, International Marketing Associates, Pepsico Corporation's Taco Bell Division and Choice Hotels International. Mr. Bauer earned his BA degree from the University of California, and his MBA from Georgetown University.

"Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and proven operational expertise to The Children's Place," commented Jane Elfers. "His international background, coupled with hands-on experience leading finance, planning and allocation, store operations, real estate and information technology will be a tremendous asset. I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to pursue our key growth initiatives."

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