American Eagle Outfitters Names Mary Boland as Chief
Financial and Administrative Officer, a Seasoned Finance and
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 31, 2012-- American Eagle
Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced that Mary Boland
has been appointed executive vice president, chief financial
and administrative officer, effective July 9th. Ms. Boland's
responsibilities will include finance, investor relations,
merchandise planning and allocation, strategy planning, and
other administrative functions.
Ms. Boland joins AEO from Levi Strauss & Company where she
most recently served as senior vice president of finance for
Global Levi's, a $4 billion brand. In her role, she led
finance and various operating functions across the Americas,
Europe and Asia, encompassing both wholesale and retail
operations. Ms. Boland's accomplishments included driving
profitable growth and rigorous inventory management for the
multi-brand global organization. She also led operating
functions including distribution and logistics, labor
management, procurement and real estate.
Prior to joining Levi's in 2006, Ms. Boland worked at General
Motors Corporation, for more than 20 years, where she rose to
CFO, North America, a $120 billion business. In this role,
her span of accountabilities included finance, strategy,
capital allocation and engaging with external stakeholders.
"Mary brings 30 years of broad-based financial and operating
experience, with a proven track record in the global apparel
industry," stated Robert Hanson, chief executive officer.
"Mary is an influential, disciplined financial leader, with a
strong ROI focus. I'm confident she will have a positive
impact at AEO as we look to strengthen our financial results
and achieve consistent, long-term profitable growth."
"I'm excited to join American Eagle Outfitters and look
forward to building upon its success, contributing to
improved profitability and supporting the company's next
phase of growth and driving total shareholder returns,"
stated Mary Boland.
Ms. Boland has been a member of the board of directors and
audit committee chair for HealthGrades, Inc, and has served
on the board of New United Motors Manufacturing, Inc.
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 35
international franchise stores in 12 countries. For more
information, please visit
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