The Barington Group encourages stockholders to visit its website, www.barington.com/chicos.html, dedicated to the election of its two highly qualified nominees to the Chico's Board at the Company's upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting.
The Barington Group's nominees are:
James A. Mitarotonda – Mr. Mitarotonda, 62, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barington Capital Group, L.P which has a successful track record investing in retail and apparel companies. Mr. Mitarotonda is an experienced public company director who has represented stockholder interests on more than a dozen boards. He is collaborative in his approach and has helped numerous public companies improve their long-term financial performance, corporate governance and executive compensation practices.
Janet E. Grove – Ms. Grove, 65, has over 40 years of retail industry experience, including serving as Vice Chairman of Macy's, Inc., a leading department store chain, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy's Merchandising Group, where she was responsible for designing, sourcing, marketing and merchandising Macy's private branded products and managing key vendor relationships. Since retiring from Macy's, she has served as a senior advisor to the CEO of Karstadt Department Stores, one of the largest department store chains in German. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Aeropostale, Inc., a specialty retailer of teen apparel, and Safeway, Inc., one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States.
THE CHOICE IS CLEAR: VOTE THE BLUE PROXY CARD NOW TO PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT!
If you have any questions or need assistance in voting the Barington Group's BLUE proxy card, please contact the Barington Group's proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC.
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Stockholders Call Toll-Free at: (877) 566-1922
About Barington Capital Group, L.P.:
Barington Capital Group, L.P. is a fundamental, value-oriented activist investment firm that was established by James A. Mitarotonda in January 2000. Barington invests in undervalued publicly traded companies that Barington believes can appreciate significantly in value as a result of a change in corporate strategy or improvements in operations, capital allocation or corporate governance. Barington's investment team, advisors and network of industry experts draw upon their extensive strategic, operating and boardroom experience to assist companies in designing and implementing initiatives to improve long-term shareholder value. Barington has substantial experience investing in retail and other consumer-focused companies, with prior investments in Dillard's, The Children's Place, The Jones Group, Warnaco, Nautica, Steve Madden, Payless ShoeSource, Stride Rite, Collective Brands, Maxwell Shoe, Avon Products, Lone Star Steakhouse, Darden Restaurants and Harry Winston, among others.
Jared L. Landaw
Chief Operating Officer
Barington Capital Group, L.P.
Tel: (212) 974-5713
Okapi Partners LLC
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