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ANN INC. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Mar 13, 2015, 7:45 am

—  Company Provides Outlook for the Fiscal First Quarter and Full Year 2015  — —  Supply Chain Initiative Expected to Generate $50M in Annualized Incremental Gross Margin by 2017  — —  Launches New SG&A Optimization Program; Targeting Additional $35M in Annualized SG&A Savings by 2016  — NEW YORK, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year of 2014 ended January 31, 2015.  The Company also provided its outlook for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2015. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.01.  This includes the impact of $8.3 million, or ...

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ANN INC. Raises More Than $5.6 Million in 2014 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Feb 27, 2015, 7:30 am

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, raised a record-breaking $5.6 million in 2014 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, bringing the Company's total commitment since 2007 to more than $26 million. To achieve these groundbreaking efforts, ANN INC. activated the sale of LOFT Cares Cards in the spring at LOFT and LOFT Outlet and supported the 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign during the holiday season companywide. The steadfast passion and commitment of associates and clients propelled incredible levels of giving. During the holiday season, at all points within ANN INC. -- spanning the Company's Ann Taylor, Ann Ta...

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ANN INC. to Release Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results on March 13th

Jan 30, 2015, 5:05 pm

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) will release its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2014 results on Friday, March 13, 2015.  Results will be released over PR Newswire at approximately 7:45 A.M. Eastern 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 March 13th through March 21st.  To hear the recordi...

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ANNpower Launches Search for Girls Who Want to Change the World

Jan 20, 2015, 7:45 am

50 Young Women to be Selected for Leadership Training and Mentorship NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative announced today that it is launching its fourth annual search in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada for the next generation of women leaders. Now through March 8, 2015, girls who are high school sophomores and juniors can apply at ANNpower.org to become an ANNpower Fellow and receive leadership training and mentorship by global women leaders. The Initiative is a partnership between ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading non-governmental organization. "I think everyone knows...

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ANN INC. Elects Katie J. Bayne to Board of Directors

Nov 24, 2014, 8:01 am

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, today announced that Katie J. Bayne has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ms. Bayne serves as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brands at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for global marketing, portfolio strategy and innovation for the flagship brand, Coca-Cola, and the Company's other sparkling brands around the world. She also oversees worldwide licensing, retail and attractions for The Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Bayne joined Coca-Cola in 1989 in brand management and has since held roles of increasing responsibility, focused on consumer strategy, retail...

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ANN INC. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Nov 21, 2014, 7:45 am

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal third quarter, ended November 1, 2014. For the fiscal third quarter of 2014, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.65 on a GAAP basis, or $0.72 per diluted share excluding the impact of a charge associated with the closure of Ann Taylor's Madison Avenue store of approximately $0.07 per diluted share.  This compares with earnings per diluted share of $0.89 in the third quarter of 2013. Kay Krill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our results for the third quarter were slightly ahead of the outlook we provided earlier this month. As previously noted, our performa...

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ANN INC. Updates Outlook for Third Quarter and Full Year 2014

Nov 06, 2014, 7:01 am

-- Provides Fourth Quarter 2014 Outlook -- -- Company Launches Comprehensive Supply Chain Initiative -- NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today updated its outlook for the fiscal third quarter and full year 2014, and provided its outlook for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014.  Kay Krill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our results for the third quarter at both the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands fell short of our expectations, reflecting lower mall traffic and a highly promotional retail environment.  In addition, sales during the first half of the quarter were negatively impacted by product shipment delays related to labor uncertainty at the...

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ANN INC. Enters into a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Golden Gate Capital

Oct 14, 2014, 4:22 pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today announced that it has entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Golden Gate Capital providing for the sharing of certain non-public information with Golden Gate. The Company said that subsequent to Golden Gate's filing of a 13D on March 20, 2014, it has been engaged in a collaborative, constructive dialogue with Golden Gate.  The Company and Golden Gate believe that, given Golden Gate's expertise in specialty retail and the positive interactions between the companies to date, it would be beneficial to continue discussions on a more detailed basis. ABOUT ANN INC. ANN INC. is the parent Company of Ann Taylor and L...

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ANN INC. Furthers Strategic International Expansion With Entry Into Mexico

Oct 07, 2014, 7:30 am

--Fashion retailer LOFT opens first of three stores planned for 2014-- NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today announced the opening of its first LOFT store in Mexico, continuing the Company's international expansion.  The store is located in the Antea Lifestyle Center in Queretaro, with additional locations planned for later this year in Mexico City's Parque Toreo Mall and Puebla's Angelopolis Mall.  ANN INC. is working with its franchise partner Grupo Axo to establish its retail presence in Mexico. Kay Krill, ANN INC.'s President and CEO, noted, "Entering Mexico is a natural next step in our international expansion strategy that takes advantage of our brand...

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ANN INC. Expands Support of Critical Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

Sep 24, 2014, 7:31 am

Company Fully Funds 17 Pioneering Research Grants with Record Breaking $4.25 Million Donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, today announces  its expanded commitment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) through its annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and latest in-store and online promotions. Since 2005, the Company has donated $18.5 million to BCRF, with a record breaking $4.25 million donated last year alone. The annual contribution expands the Company's longstanding support of advancing lifesaving science by fully funding seventeen research grants this yea...

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