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ANN INC. Receives 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award

Aug 14, 2014, 8:01 am

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award. This prestigious award recognizes organizations around the world for having the most highly engaged work environments. "We are so proud to receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award as it recognizes our commitment to creating an engaging workplace culture," said Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC. "Developing engaged employees is important to us and this award is a testament to all of our 20,000 employees who help fuel our purpose of helping women put their best foot forward every day." The Gallup Great Workplac...

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ANN INC. Updates Outlook For Second Quarter 2014

Aug 07, 2014, 7:45 am

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today updated its outlook for the fiscal second quarter of 2014, reflecting lower-than-anticipated comparable sales and gross margin rate performance.   Based on preliminary results, the update to the second quarter 2014 outlook provided on May 30, 2014 is as follows: Total Company net sales for the fiscal second quarter of 2014 are now expected to be $648 million, reflecting a comparable sales decline of 2.3%. At the Ann Taylor brand, total comparable sales increased 0.7%, reflecting an increase of 2.0% at Ann Taylor partially offset by a decline of 1.9% in the Ann Taylor Factory channel. At the LOFT brand, total compa...

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ANN INC. to Release Second Quarter 2014 Results on August 22nd

Jul 24, 2014, 4:00 pm

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) will release its fiscal second quarter 2014 results on Friday, August 22, 2014.  Results will be released over PR Newswire at approximately 7:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.  The Company will also host a live conference call and simultaneous audio webcast from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time which will include comments from management and a question and answer session. Parties interested in participating in this call should dial in at 888-469-3144 five minutes prior to the start time.  The conference access code is 8117215.  A recording of the call will be available from August 22nd through August 30th.  To hear the recording...

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Third Annual ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum Brings Together Global Women Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Jun 23, 2014, 7:46 am

Renowned Leaders Mentor 50 ANNpower Fellows NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are proud to announce the successful completion of the third annual ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum held last week in Washington, D.C. The annual event, which kicked off on June 16th, brought together 50 exceptional young women from around the United States in their sophomore and junior years of high school for four days of comprehensive leadership training and mentorship from international women leaders across the private and public sectors. The 2014 ANNpower Fellows were selected from a highly...

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ANN INC. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

May 30, 2014, 7:50 am

-- Company Provides Outlook for the Fiscal Second Quarter 2014 -- NEW YORK, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal first quarter of 2014, ended May 3, 2014.  The Company also provided its outlook for the second quarter and updated its outlook for fiscal 2014. For the fiscal first quarter of 2014, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.11 on a GAAP basis, or $0.33 per diluted share excluding the after-tax impact of a restructuring charge of approximately $0.22 per diluted share.  This compares with earnings per diluted share of $0.44 in the first quarter of 2013.  There was no restructuring charge recorded in the first quar...

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ANN INC. to Release First Quarter 2014 Results on May 30th

May 01, 2014, 5:46 pm

NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) will release its first quarter 2014 results on Friday, May 30, 2014.  Results will be released over PR Newswire at approximately 7:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.  The Company will also host a live conference call and simultaneous audio webcast from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time which will include comments from management and a question and answer session. Parties interested in participating in this call should dial in at 888-469-3144 five minutes prior to the start time.  The conference access code is 8117215.  A recording of the call will be available from May 30th through June 7th.  To hear the recording, please c...

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ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2014 ANNpower Fellows

Apr 23, 2014, 7:45 am

50 Fellows selected to attend third annual ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are proud to announce the 2014 ANNpower Fellows. The newly selected ANNpower Fellows hail from 25 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada, and share a common interest in creating effective and sustainable solutions to challenges in their communities. Their ideas range from building mentorship programs for girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), addressing healthy eating in their communities to environmental preservation. The young women represent a diverse...

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ANN INC. Comments on Golden Gate Capital's Schedule 13D Filing

Mar 20, 2014, 5:51 pm

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today issued the following statement regarding the Schedule 13D filed today by Golden Gate Capital: "ANN INC. has reviewed Golden Gate Capital's Schedule 13D filing disclosing its beneficial ownership of approximately 9.5% of the Company's outstanding common stock. Following ANN INC.'s second consecutive year of delivering record earnings per share and our fourth consecutive year of delivering positive comparable sales at both Ann Taylor and LOFT, the Company's Board of Directors and management team remain committed to building value for our shareholders through the ongoing successful execution of our strategy and growth initia...

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Ann Taylor taps Kate Hudson for exclusive LBD Collection

Mar 19, 2014, 11:02 am

NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing a woman can own, the little black dress may be the most essential item in a woman's closet. This spring, Ann Taylor and Kate Hudson team up to celebrate the ubiquitous LBD with a capsule collection designed by Kate Hudson. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62864-ann-taylor-kate-hudson-lbd-collection-little-black-dress The Kate Hudson LBD collection premieres this April with five limited edition little black dresses designed in partnership with Ann Taylor creative di...

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ANN INC. Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2013 Results

Mar 14, 2014, 7:32 am

-- Company Provides Outlook for the Fiscal First Quarter and Full Year 2014 -- NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year of 2013, ended February 1, 2014.  The Company also provided its outlook for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2014. For the fiscal fourth quarter of 2013, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.10, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.05 in the fourth quarter of 2012.   For the full year of fiscal 2013, the Company reported record earnings per diluted share of $2.19, compared with earnings per diluted share of $2.10 in the full year of fiscal 20...

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