Neiman Marcus Names Ken Downing, Senior Vice President, Fashion Director

Mar 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

    DALLAS, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Katz, President and CEO of Neiman
 Marcus Stores, has announced the promotion of Ken Downing to Senior Vice
 President, Fashion Director.  In his new role, Mr. Downing will manage the New
 York City fashion office of Neiman Marcus and will be based at the store
 headquarters in Dallas, TX.  He will report to Ann Stordahl, Executive Vice
 President, Women's Apparel.
     "Ken's deep understanding of our customer, knowledge of our buying
 organization and relationships within the fashion community make him an
 excellent choice for this key position," said Karen Katz.  "His energy and
 commitment to our business are inspiring to us all."
     Ken assumed his current position, Vice President, Public Relations, in
 1997.  He joined Neiman Marcus Stores in 1990 in the Visual department of the
 Beverly Hills store.  In 1992 he advanced to Visual Manager in the same store
 and subsequently was promoted to Director of Visual Planning and Presentation
 for all stores.  Prior to joining Neiman Marcus, Ken worked in visual
 merchandising at I. Magnin.  Mr. Downing is a graduate of Seattle Central
 College and The Fashion Institute of Technology and has a degree in apparel
     The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail
 Stores segment and the Direct Marketing segment.  The Specialty Retail Stores
 segment consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores.  The
 Direct Marketing segment conducts both print catalog and online operations
 under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names.
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