PANDORA Jewelry Announces Partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, Four Continents Champion Ashley Wagner

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PANDORA Jewelry, one of world's largest jewelry brands, today announced that figure skater Ashley Wagner, 2012 U.S. Champion and 2012 Four Continent Champion, has been named as the one of newest PANDORA style ambassadors.

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The 30-year old international jewelry brand prides itself on offering high-quality pieces that celebrate each woman's personal style and individuality. PANDORA is honored to welcome Ashley into the family and help Ashley commemorate her figure skating accomplishments, particularly since 2012 has held so many unforgettable moments for her. She won her first national championship title at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January, her first Four Continents Championships in February,  a win at the 2012 Skate America Championship in October, as well as wins at the 2012 Grand Prix events at Skate America in October and Eric Bombard, Paris in November. 

As part of the partnership, the Alexandria, Va. native will make select appearances at several PANDORA stores in 2013 and provide social media support (@AshWagner2010), for the brand, among other marketing efforts. Ashley joins another well-known female athlete, U.S. Captain, gymnast Aly Raisman, in representing the individuality and style of PANDORA to girls and women of all ages.

"The success of our multi-year NBC Ice Skating sponsorship has demonstrated firsthand how much America loves figure skating," said Angel Ilagan, Vice President, Marketing, PANDORA Jewelry, North America. "It's an entertaining sport that can often bring families together and we are excited to partner with Ashley, as she continues her journey to her dream of competing in Japan in 2014."

While dates and locations of Ashley's in-store appearances are still being finalized, they are expected to begin during the first quarter of 2013. At these events Ashley will greet fans, take photos and sign autographs and select charms that represent her personality, style and unforgettable moments.

"I'm thrilled to partner with a brand that celebrates the big and little achievements in every woman's life. During the 15 years I've spent training and competing on the ice, I've learned to enjoy all of the moments, challenges and celebrations that you encounter on life's journey," said Ashley.

For more information about PANDORA, please contact Keshia Holland or Heather Woolford. For more information about Ashley contact Lynn Plage.

About PANDORA

For 30 years, PANDORA has been making its mark in the international fine jewelry industry and is world-renowned for its high-quality, hand-finished design. The collections inspire women to embrace their individuality with romantic and feminine pieces that capture the unforgettable moments of life. The strength of the PANDORA charm bracelet is the detailed design, the high quality and the unique threaded bracelet system (U.S. Pat. No. 7,007,507.) The affordable luxury collections include customizable charm bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and watches made from sterling silver and 14k and 18k gold. Perfect for any occasion, PANDORA jewelry is sold in over 65 countries on six continents through over 10,000 locations, including more than 800 PANDORA branded concept stores. To view the PANDORA collection, build a bracelet online or locate an authorized retailer, please visit PANDORA.net.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA employs over 6,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 4,000 are located in Gemopolis, Thailand, where the company manufactures its jewelry. PANDORA is publicly listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange in Denmark. In 2011, PANDORA's total revenue was DKK 6.7 billion (approximately 1.2 billion USD). For more information, please visit www.pandoragroup.com.

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