The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc announced the election of James Goldman, 48, to the Company's Board of Directors. Goldman has been appointed to the Compensation Committee.
With his appointment, the Company's Board will have seven directors - five of whom are independent as defined by Nasdaq.
Goldman has served as President, Worldwide of Godiva Chocolatier Inc, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company Inc, since 2004.
Prior to that, Goldman held the position of President, North America Food and Beverage, Campbell Soup Company Inc.
Before joining Campbell Soup, Goldman held various senior management positions with Nabisco Inc including President Lifesavers Company; President, Nabisco Margarine Company; and Vice President, Marketing, Nabisco Refrigerated Foods Company.
Earlier in his career, Goldman was a Senior Consulting Associate at McKinsey & Company Inc.
"We are delighted to welcome Jim to our Board of Directors," said Ezra Dabah, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc.
"Jim's expertise will be invaluable to our Company, as we continue to grow our brands and take each to the next level."
The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc is a leading specialty retailer of children's merchandise.
The Company designs, contracts to manufacture and sells high-quality, value-priced merchandise under the proprietary "The Children's Place" and licensed "Disney Store" brand names.
As of July 29, 2006, the Company owned and operated 822 The Children's Place stores and 320 Disney Stores in North America and The Children's Place online store.
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