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lululemon CEO Robert Meers to retire in June

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Apr '08
lululemon athletica inc announced the appointment of Christine Day as President, Chief Operating Officer and CEO designate. Robert Meers will be retiring from his position as CEO on June 30, 2008, at which time Ms. Day will assume this role.

Ms. Day joined lululemon athletica in January 2008 as Executive Vice President of Retail Operations where she oversees all of lululemon's retail operations in North America and on an international basis, as well as the Company's Community Relations, Real Estate Development, the Guest Education Center and Wholesale businesses.

She brings to lululemon extensive consumer and retail industry experience, having spent 20 years with Starbucks Corporation, most recently as President of their Asia Pacific Group. During her tenure at Starbucks, Ms. Day held numerous senior management positions including Co-President of Starbucks International, Senior Vice President of North American Administration, and Vice President of Sales and Operations for Business Alliances.

“Christine is a seasoned retail industry executive who has a proven track record in high growth retail and who truly understands our unique brand and guest experience,” said Bob Meers, CEO of lululemon. “I have the utmost confidence that lululemon will thrive under Christine's leadership as it enters its next phase of growth.”

Ms. Day said, “lululemon has an extraordinary brand with a loyal and growing following around the globe who have embraced our yoga inspired apparel and unique store experience. I am excited to be taking on this important role in shaping lululemon's future.


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