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Joanne Calabrese joins Joe's Jeans board

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Mar '12
Joe's Jeans Inc announced that Joanne Calabrese has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

Ms. Calabrese, a 30-year veteran of the retail apparel industry, presently serves as the founder and owner of jcr3, a retail consulting firm specializing in merchandising, marketing, multi-channel retailing and strategic planning for global retail expansion. Prior to her consulting practice, Ms. Calabrese served as President of the Americas region for The Body Shop, a personal care retailer with 450 stores in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

Ms. Calabrese has also previously served in executive positions for other well-known retail companies, such as the Gap, Inc., Macy's Inc., and DFS Group, the operator of Duty Free Shops. Ms. Calabrese began her career as a buyer for shoes and fashion accessories at Marshall Field's.

Samuel J. Furrow, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, "Joanne brings many years of retail industry knowledge, experience and relationships to Joe's. We are excited to add a person with such extensive experience in the retail industry to our Board of Directors."

Furrow continued, "We look forward to Joanne's guidance and input as we continue to expand the Joe's brand in the retail marketplace."

Joanne Calabrese commented, "I am pleased and excited to be selected to join the Board of Directors of Joe's Jeans. The recent announcement of the new launch of else(TM) for Macy's underscores that this innovative group has a brilliant future.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to work with Joe Dahan, Marc Crossman, and my fellow board members to further the growth of this exciting company and brand."

Leadership Capital Group, a North American- and EMEA-based search firm, assisted the Board of Directors in the search process and selection. According to Leadership Capital Group CEO Marc Lewis, "Joanne's experience as a senior international fashion, retail and consumer goods executive at US- and Europe-based companies, plus Board of Directors' experience, will add immediate value to Joe's as it continues to expand globally at retail, as well as through department and specialty store distribution."

Joe's Jeans Inc. designs, produces and sells apparel and apparel-related products to the retail and premium markets under the Joe's brand and related trademarks.

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