Urban Outfitters Announces Appointment of Steve Murray from Vans as Global President

Official press release: PHILADELPHIA, March 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN – News), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, today announced that Tedford Marlow, President, Urban Outfitters Brand, will retire and be succeeded by Steve Murray on April 12, 2010. Mr. Marlow, 58, joined the Company in 2001 and has led the Urban Outfitters brand through a period of significant growth and expansion. “Ted is a powerful leader, stewarding the Urban brand’s most successful period in its 39 year history,” said Glen T. Senk, Chief Executive Officer. “He built a strong global team and provided a creative vision and foundation that will carry the brand for years to come. I know Ted is thankful for the passionate commitment of those that have been part of the Urban Outfitters brand during his time with the Company. Personally, on behalf of the board and all URBN employees, we thank Ted and wish him all the best in retirement.” Mr. Marlow is expected to remain at URBN through the spring of 2011 in the role of Executive Director of Business Development focusing on international expansion and special projects. Steve Murray, 49, will join the Company on April 12, 2010 from VF Corporation, where he served as President, VF Action Sports Coalition since February 2009 overseeing the Vans and Reef brands. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Murray was President of VF’s Vans brand from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Murray had been the Chief Marketing Officer for Vans, Inc. from 2002 to 2004 and Senior Vice President, International...

VF Corporation Restructuring, Rumors of DC Acquisition Imminent

GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 20, 2009–VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), announced today a new coalition leadership structure designed to enhance our focus on growth in our outdoor, action sports and international businesses. As a result, three leaders are assuming new roles as coalition presidents, effective February 1. “VF’s Outdoor coalition has enjoyed significant success over the past five years, achieving scale in both the outdoor and action sports industries. To align our coalition structure to best capture future opportunities in these industries, we are replacing the Outdoor Americas coalition with two separate coalitions: Outdoor Americas and Action Sports Americas,” announced Eric Wiseman, VF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rendle, currently the President of The North Face, one of VF’s fastest-growing brands, has been promoted to President of VF’s Outdoor Americas coalition. In his new role he will be responsible for the continued expansion of The North Face(R), JanSport(R) and Eagle Creek(R) brands. Rendle, 49, joined The North Face in 1999 and has been a key leader behind the successful growth of the business since its acquisition by VF in 2000. He also has held leading sales management roles at both Youngone Corporation and W.L. Gore and Associates prior to joining The North Face. He will continue to be based in San Leandro, California. Stephen Murray, currently President of Vans, which has also shown tremendous growth since being acquired by VF in 2004, has been promoted to President – Action Sports Americas coalition. Murray, 48, will lead the continued growth and development of the Vans(R) and Reef(R) brands. Murray has been with Vans since 1998, when he served as Chief Marketing...