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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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ANN INC. Announces Strategic Realignment

Mar 14, 2014, 7:30 am

-- Company Evolves Organization to Optimize Omni-Channel Opportunity -- -- Expects to Generate Approximately $25 Million in Annualized Pre-Tax Savings -- NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today announced a strategic realignment of its organization to support an integrated stores/ecommerce structure and position the Company for accelerated growth and efficiency. Commenting on the announcement, ANN INC. President and Chief Executive Officer Kay Krill stated, "Retailing has undergone a sea change over the last few years, driven by the continued rapid shift of consumers' purchasing behavior and the growth of omni-channel shopping.  ANN INC. has been at the fo...

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ANN INC. Makes Global Commitment to Women in Honor of International Women's Day

Mar 04, 2014, 8:00 am

ResponsiblyANN pledge to positively impact 100,000 women in the Supply Chain NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This International Women's Day, ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, pledges to positively impact the lives of 100,000 women through its ResponsiblyANN corporate social responsibility initiative by 2018. As a Company dedicated to women, ANN INC. places critical importance on positively impacting women around the globe every day. Through its new 100,000 Women Commitment, ANN INC. reaffirms its dedication to empowering women in its global supply chain community who make its beautiful products by providing in-factory health and financial education. "As ...

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ANN INC. Rallies to Raise Record-Breaking $4.6 Million for the 10th Annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Thanks and Giving® Campaign

Feb 25, 2014, 7:30 am

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, raised a record-breaking $4.6 million in the 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. Through ANN INC.'s long-standing commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the company has contributed a total of $20 million since 2007. To achieve its biggest fundraising year yet, ANN INC. supported the 10th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign through engaging and inspiring associate-led and client-facing events. From the company's Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet Stores to its corporate offices, associates demonstrated their passion for St. Jude in ways that enc...

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ANN INC. Provides Update for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

Feb 06, 2014, 7:45 am

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today announced that it expects to report another year of record earnings per share, despite lower than anticipated fourth quarter performance. Kay Krill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Once again, ANN INC. expects to report record earnings per share for the fiscal year. Our 2013 performance was driven by higher sales and a healthy gross margin rate.  In fact, this year marks the Company's fourth consecutive year of positive comparable sales performance at both the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. "We are pleased with the year's results, despite the fact that the fourth quarter came in lower than anticipated. The Co...

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LIGHTS. CAMERA. LIFE. Kate Hudson behind the Lens

Jan 29, 2014, 11:02 am

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, Ann Taylor goes behind-the-scenes with Kate Hudson on a Hollywood movie set to capture her where she works. As a working mother, Kate is in her element in the director's chair, setting up the shots, with her two leading men (sons Ryder and Bing), going over her lines and in wardrobe. It's the life within the life, and we're celebrating every moment of it. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62863-ann-taylor-spring-2014-kate-hudson  We are the directors of our own stories Photographer Mikael Jansso...

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Know a Girl Who Wants to Change the World?

Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 am

ANNpower Launches Annual Search For Next Generation of Female Leaders NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative announced today that it is launching a search in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada to identify the next generation of female leaders.  Now through March 1, 2014, high school sophomores and juniors can apply at ANNpower.org for the opportunity to become an ANNpower Fellow and receive leadership training and mentorship by global women leaders.  ANNpower is a partnership between ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. 50 young women will be selected and invited to the ANNpow...

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ANN INC. Reports Record Third Quarter 2013 EPS Results

Nov 22, 2013, 7:45 am

- Comparable Sales for the Company Increased 4% - - Both Ann Taylor and LOFT Brands Deliver Positive Comparable Sales - - Company on Track to Deliver Record EPS for Fiscal Year 2013 - NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal third quarter of 2013, ended November 2, 2013.  The Company also provided its outlook for the fourth quarter and updated its outlook for the full year of fiscal 2013. For the fiscal third quarter of 2013, the Company reported record earnings per diluted share of $0.89, compared with earnings per diluted share of $0.84 in the third quarter of 2012.  Diluted earnings per share for the fiscal third quarter ...

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