Venator Group Names Two New Vice Presidents

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Venator Group, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Venator Group, Inc. (NYSE:   Z), the New
 York-based specialty athletic retailer, today announced the promotion of two
 finance executives.  Joseph N. Bongiorno has been named Vice President,
 Logistics and Peter D. Brown has been named Vice President, Investor Relations
 and Corporate Development.
     "Both Joe and Peter have played important roles as we streamlined and
 repositioned our Company as an athletic retailer," stated Matthew D. Serra,
 Venator Group's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to
 continuing to benefit from their talents and experience as we strive to
 profitably grow our business."
     Mr. Bongiorno, age 54, began his career with Venator Group in 1966 as a
 trainee at the Company's Financial Services Center in Camp Hill Pennsylvania.
 From 1966 to 1984 he received increasing responsibilities, rising to the
 position of Divisional Assistant Controller. In 1984, Joseph was promoted to
 the Corporate office in New York and has held various positions within the
 Finance Department, most recently as Corporate Expense Controller.
     Mr. Brown, age 46, began his career with Venator Group in 1976 as a
 divisional internal auditor at the Company's former Accounting Office in
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1980, Peter was promoted to the Corporate office in
 New York and has held various positions within the Finance department. Most
 recently, he was Assistant Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations.
     Venator Group is primarily a mall-based specialty athletic retailer that
 operates approximately 3,600 retail stores in 14 countries in North America,
 Europe, and Australia. Through its specialty retail stores, including Foot
 Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Champs Sports, as well as its
 direct-to-customer channel Footlocker.com/Eastbay, the Company is the leading
 provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
 
 

SOURCE Venator Group, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Venator Group, Inc. (NYSE:   Z), the New
 York-based specialty athletic retailer, today announced the promotion of two
 finance executives.  Joseph N. Bongiorno has been named Vice President,
 Logistics and Peter D. Brown has been named Vice President, Investor Relations
 and Corporate Development.
     "Both Joe and Peter have played important roles as we streamlined and
 repositioned our Company as an athletic retailer," stated Matthew D. Serra,
 Venator Group's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to
 continuing to benefit from their talents and experience as we strive to
 profitably grow our business."
     Mr. Bongiorno, age 54, began his career with Venator Group in 1966 as a
 trainee at the Company's Financial Services Center in Camp Hill Pennsylvania.
 From 1966 to 1984 he received increasing responsibilities, rising to the
 position of Divisional Assistant Controller. In 1984, Joseph was promoted to
 the Corporate office in New York and has held various positions within the
 Finance Department, most recently as Corporate Expense Controller.
     Mr. Brown, age 46, began his career with Venator Group in 1976 as a
 divisional internal auditor at the Company's former Accounting Office in
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1980, Peter was promoted to the Corporate office in
 New York and has held various positions within the Finance department. Most
 recently, he was Assistant Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations.
     Venator Group is primarily a mall-based specialty athletic retailer that
 operates approximately 3,600 retail stores in 14 countries in North America,
 Europe, and Australia. Through its specialty retail stores, including Foot
 Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, and Champs Sports, as well as its
 direct-to-customer channel Footlocker.com/Eastbay, the Company is the leading
 provider of athletic footwear and apparel.
 
 SOURCE  Venator Group, Inc.