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ANN INC. is First Women's Specialty Retailer to Partner with Give Back Box

Apr 22, 2015, 7:45 am

- Company Furthers Commitment to Environmental Sustainability- NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, affirms its commitment to reducing its environmental impact as the first women's specialty retailer to partner with Give Back Box, a social enterprise organization dedicated to facilitating charitable donations and sustainability. Through the partnership, ANN INC. gives clients the opportunity to donate gently worn clothing and accessories to Goodwill®, shipped in any box, for free. "As a company dedicated to women and the causes they care about most, we are thrilled to partner with Give Back Box to give our clients a convenient wa...

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ANN INC. to Release First Quarter 2015 Results on May 22nd

Apr 16, 2015, 4:05 pm

NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) will release its first quarter 2015 results on Friday, May 22, 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 May 22nd through May 30th.  To hear the recording, please call 800-839-557...

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ANN INC. Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Most Trustworthy Companies

Apr 03, 2015, 3:58 pm

NEW YORK, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, has been recognized as one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes Magazine. The recognition places ANN INC. among the most trustworthy mid cap companies for 2015. "We are honored to receive this acknowledgment," said Kay Krill, president and CEO of ANN INC. "At ANN INC., our success has always been based on our strong commitment to quality, honesty, and integrity. We are especially proud to be recognized as a company our clients and investors can trust." The list of the most Trustworthy Companies is published annually by Forbes and is based on thorough examination of accounting and...

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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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