Sportswear seller Tween names de Aguiar as CFO

May 21, 2008 - United States Of America

Tween Brands Inc announced that Rolando de Aguiar has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 2, 2008.

Mr. de Aguiar, 59, was most recently a managing director with Abacus Advisors LLC, a New York City based management advisory company, with extensive background in consulting with the retail industry. Prior to joining Abacus, Mr. de Aguiar was a senior officer of Ames Department Stores and served as their chief administrative officer.

At Ames, Mr. de Aguiar had responsibility for finance, information technology, human resources and external communication. Prior to joining Ames, he was executive vice president and chief administrative officer with Gruma, S.A. de CV, an international manufacturer and distributor of consumer products, and held senior finance positions with Sears, Roebuck and Co. in both domestic and international assignments.

Mr. de Aguiar also spent nine years at Occidental Petroleum Corporation in positions of increasing managerial responsibility.

“We are extremely pleased to have Rolando join our team,” said Mike Rayden, Tween Brands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His vast experience with several retail organizations, plus his earlier experience with other world-class companies, will serve us well as we continue on our growth path.”