PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 18, 2012--
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced that its
chief financial officer, Joan Hilson, is stepping down. An active search
for a successor is currently underway. Ms. Hilson will work with the
company through the end of July 2012 to ensure an orderly transition.
Effective immediately, Scott Hurd, AEO?s vice president and controller,
will lead day-to-day management of the finance team, and assume the
roles of interim principal accounting officer and interim principal
financial officer until a successor is appointed.
Robert Hanson, chief executive officer, stated, ?Joan has been a
dedicated member of the AEO team for more than six years. On behalf of
the company, I?d like to thank her for her contributions. I also
appreciate Joan?s support during my transition and wish her all the best
in her future endeavors.?
?AEO is a great company with tremendous potential,? said Hilson. ?I am
grateful for the experience of working with such a talented group of
About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global
specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories
and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle
Outfitters®, Aerie® and 77kids® brands. The company operates more than
1,000 stores in North America, and ships to 77 countries worldwide
through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise
also is available at approximately 25 international franchise stores in
10 countries. For more information, please visit www.ae.com.
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