bebe stores, inc. (Nasdaq: BEBE) today announced that effective August
9, 2010 Emilia Fabricant is the new President of bebe stores, inc.
Emilia will oversee the bebe division, including its merchandising,
design, planning and allocation, on-line sales, production, marketing
and retail planning and will report directly to Manny Mashouf, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer. Emilia has over 20 years of women’s apparel
merchandising experience, including filling the following leadership
roles: Senior Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager with
Barney’s New York, Chief Executive Officer at Cadeau Maternity and
President and Chief Merchandising Officer at Charlotte Russe.
bebe stores, inc. designs, develops and produces a distinctive line of
contemporary women’s apparel and accessories, which it markets under the
bebe, BEBE SPORT, bbsp, 2b bebe and PH8 brand names. bebe currently
operates 292 stores, of which 213 are bebe stores, 42 are PH8 stores, 36
are 2b bebe stores and 1 is a bebe accessories store. These stores are
located in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and
Canada. In addition, there is an online store at www.bebe.com.
The statements in this news release and on our recorded message, other
than the historical financial information, contain forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ from anticipated results. Wherever used, the words
“expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe” and similar expressions
identify forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties and the company's future results
of operations could differ materially from historical results or current
expectations. Some of these risks include, without limitation,
miscalculation of the demand for our products, effective management of
our growth, decline in comparable store sales performance, ongoing
competitive pressures in the apparel industry, changes in the level of
consumer spending or preferences in apparel, loss of key personnel,
difficulties in manufacturing, disruption of supply, adverse economic
conditions, and/or other factors that may be described in the company's
annual report on Form 10-K and/or other filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Future economic and industry trends that could
potentially impact revenues and profitability are difficult to predict.
bebe stores, inc.
Walter Parks, 415-715-3900