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ANN INC. Responds to Engine Capital LP and Red Alder LLC

Sep 15, 2014, 9:12 am

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) issued the following statement today in response to a press release issued by Engine Capital LP and Red Alder LLC: The Company and its Board of Directors always welcome open communications with our shareholders and value their input.  We have met with Engine Capital and Red Alder, and the full Board has had the opportunity to review the presentation of Engine Capital and Red Alder referenced in their press release.  The ANN INC. Board is very active and consistently has been, and remains, focused on enhancing shareholder value.  To that end, the Board regularly reviews all options reasonably available to the Company and, as...

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ANN INC. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Results on November 21st

Sep 05, 2014, 4:15 pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) will release its third quarter 2014 results on Friday, November 21, 2014.  Results will be released over PR Newswire at approximately 7:45 A.M. Eastern Standard 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 November 21st through November 29th.  To hear the re...

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ANN INC. Issues Statement Regarding Engine Capital and Red Alder Press Release

Aug 25, 2014, 7:56 am

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today issued the following statement regarding the press release issued today by Engine Capital and Red Alder: ANN INC. welcomes open communications with its shareholders and values constructive input toward the goal of enhancing shareholder value. Our Board and management team are committed to creating value for all ANN INC. shareholders, and we will continue to take actions to accomplish this goal and position the Company for growth and success. About ANN INC.  ANN INC. is the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, two of the leading women's specialty retail fashion brands in North America.  As of August 2, 2014...

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ANN INC. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

Aug 22, 2014, 7:30 am

-- Company Provides Outlook for the Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 -- NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal second quarter of 2014, ended August 2, 2014.  The Company also provided its outlook for the third quarter and updated its outlook for fiscal 2014. For the fiscal second quarter of 2014, the Company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.70, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.76 in the second quarter of 2013.  Kay Krill, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our results for the quarter were slightly better than the outlook we provided earlier this month.  As previously reported, while the quar...

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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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