Zale Corporation

Standing left to right: Matt Appel, John Legg, Tom Haubenstricker, Gil Hollander, Theo Killion, Ken Brumfield, Rich Lennox and Becky Mick. Seated left to right: Richard Golden, Jamie Singleton, Brad Furry, Jeannie Barsam, Toyin Ogun and Bridgett Zeterberg.

Our Executive Team

The senior leadership team has extensive jewelry, retail and turnaround expertise and are committed to protecting our role as a leading retailer.
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Theo Killion, Chief Executive Officer

CEO

Mr. Theo Killion has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 23, 2010. He served as President of the Company from August 5, 2008 to September 23, 2010, and as Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 13, 2010 to September 23, 2010. From January 23, 2008 to August 5, 2008, Mr. Killion served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy. From May 2006 to January 2008, Mr. Killion was employed with the executive recruiting firm Berglass+Associates, focusing on companies in the retail, consumer goods and fashion industries. From April 2004 through April 2006, Mr. Killion served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Killion served in various management positions with Limited Brands. Mr. Killion serves on the board of Express, Inc.

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Matthew W. Appel, Chief Administrative Officer

CAO

Mr. Matthew W. Appel was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the Company effective May 5, 2011. Mr. Appel was named Executive Vice President of the Company effective May 2009 and appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company on June 15, 2009. From March 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Appel served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ExlService Holdings, Inc. Prior to ExlService Holdings, Inc, Mr. Appel was Vice President, BPO Product Management from 2006 to 2007 and Vice President, Finance and Administration BPO from 2003 through 2005 at Electronic Data Systems Corporation. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Appel was the Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting BPO at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Mr. Appel began his career with Arthur Andersen, where he spent seven years in their audit practice. Mr. Appel is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant.

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Gilbert P. Hollander, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchant & Sourcing Officer

CM&SO

Mr. Gilbert P. Hollander was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Sourcing Officer in September 2007, and was given the additional title of Chief Merchant Officer on January 13, 2010. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Hollander served as President, Corporate Sourcing/Piercing Pagoda beginning in May 2006, and was given the additional title of Group Senior Vice President in August 2006. From January 2005 to August 2006, he served as President, Piercing Pagoda. Prior to and up until that appointment, Mr. Hollander served as Vice President of Divisional Merchandise for Piercing Pagoda, to which he was appointed in August 2003. Mr. Hollander served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Piercing Pagoda from February 2000 to August 2003. Prior to February 2000, Mr. Hollander held various management positions within Piercing Pagoda beginning in May of 1997.

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Richard A. Lennox, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

CMO

Mr. Richard A. Lennox was named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company effective August 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lennox served as Executive Vice President, Marketing Director at J. Walter Thompson -- New York. Mr. Lennox started at J. Walter Thompson in 1989 and held various senior level marketing positions. He began his career in 1987 with AGB -- London.

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Jeannie Barsam, Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning and Allocation

MPA

Ms. Barsam was appointed Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning and Allocation effective March 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Barsam served as Senior Vice President, Planning and Allocation of Charlotte Russe, Inc. from November 2009 to February 2011. From December 2007 to November 2009, Ms. Barsam served as Senior Vice President, Merchandise Planning and Allocation of The Talbots, Inc. Prior to The Talbots, Inc., Ms. Barsam held various senior management positions with Gap, Inc. from August 2000 to December 2007.

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Ken Brumfield, Senior Vice President, Financial Products

FP

Mr. Brumfield was appointed Senior Vice President, Financial Products effective February 2012. He served as Vice President of Financial Products from May 2011 to January 2012 and as Vice President of Credit from September 2010 to April 2011. Prior to joining the Comany, Mr. Brumfield served as Director of Sales at Alliance Data Systems, Inc. from September 2003 through September 2010. From November 1997 to September 2003, Mr. Brumfield served as Senior Vice President of Credit Services at Stage Stores, Inc. From September 1986 to November 1997, Mr. Brumfield held various management positions with Zale Corporation.

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Brad Furry, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

CIO

Mr. Furry was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer effective September 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Furry served as Vice President of Enterprise Services at The Neiman Marcus Group from December 2009 to September 2011. From March 1990 to December 2009, Mr. Furry held various Information Technology management positions with The Neiman Marcus Group.

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Richard J. Golden, Senior Vice President, Real Estate

FP

Mr. Golden was appointed Senior Vice President, Real Estate effective May 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Golden served as Managing Partner of the R. Golden Group from August 2012 to April 2013 providing real estate consulting services to Private Equity and Venture Capital groups. From September 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Golden served as Director of Real Estate at HEB Grocery Company. From January 2005 to September 2008, he served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate at Designer Shoe Warehouse ("DSW"). Prior to DSW, Mr. Golden served as a Vice President of Real Estate at Gap Inc. from 1992 to 2004.

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Thomas A. Haubenstricker, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

CFO

Mr. Thomas A. Haubenstricker was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective October 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Haubenstricker served as Managing Director at Turnberry Advisors from January 2010 to October 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Haubenstricker spent 24 years at Electronic Data Systems (EDS, later acquired by Hewlett-Packard) in various finance and strategy leadership roles including Co-Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, EMEA Region, and Vice President, Finance for the combined Hewlett-Packard and EDS Business Services Group.

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John Legg, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply chain

Mr. John A. Legg was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain effective August 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Legg served as Managing Director of Management Services International, LLC from 2008 to 2010. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Legg was Senior Vice President, Global Distribution and Logistics of The Warnaco Group, Inc. Prior to The Warnaco Group, Inc., Mr. Legg was Vice President, International Distribution of Liz Claiborne, Inc., from 1999 to 2007.

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Becky Mick, Senior Vice President, Chief Stores Officer

CSO

Ms. Becky Mick was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Stores Officer effective July 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Mick served as Vice President, Zale North America from September 2008 to July 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Mick served as Vice President, Director of Stores and Operations of The Disney Store from May 2006 to April 2008. Ms. Mick served as Vice President of The Children's Place from August 2005 to May 2006. From 1997 to 2005, Ms. Mick held various management positions with Old Navy.

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Toyin Ogun, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

HR and CS

Mr. Toyin Ogun was appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources effective March 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ogun served as Vice President, Human Resources of L.L. Bean, Inc. from October 2009 to March 2010. Mr. Ogun served as Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer of Sears Holdings from August 2007 to August 2009. Prior to Sears Holdings, Mr. Ogun held various senior management positions with Limited Brands, Inc. from February 1998 to August 2007.

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Jamie Singleton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Piercing Pagoda

GM of Piercing Pagoda

Ms. Singleton was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Piercing Pagoda effective March 2012. Prior to joining Zale Corporation, Ms. Singleton served as Senior Vice President, Business Expansion at CPI Corp from May 2010 to April 2012. From May 2007 to May 2010, she owned and operated Custom Brands International, Inc. She served as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager from May 2004 to April 2007 and Vice President of Merchandising from March 2002 to May 2004 at the David's Bridal and After Hours Formalwear divisions of May Company's Bridal Group.

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Bridgett Zeterberg, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ms. Zeterberg was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary effective July 2013. She served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from February 2012 to July 2013 and as Associate General Counsel from September 2011 to February 2012. From September 2010 to September 2011, Ms. Zeterberg served as a Senior Attorney of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Zeterberg serviced in various Director and Vice President positions in the legal and human resource functions of Accor North America from January 1995 to December 2009.

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