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ANN INC. Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

May 22, 2015, 7:45 am

-- Company Announces Completion of Omni-Channel 'Endless Aisle' Implementation at All Ann Taylor and LOFT Stores -- -- Provides Outlook for the Fiscal Second Quarter and Updates Full Year 2015  -- NEW YORK, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today reported results for the fiscal first quarter of 2015 ended May 2, 2015.  The Company also provided its outlook for the second quarter and updated its outlook for the full year of fiscal 2015. For the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company reported GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.29, compared with $0.11 per diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.  Excluding the $0.08 per diluted share impact of a $6...

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ascena Retail Group, Inc. To Acquire ANN INC. For $47 Per Share In Accretive Transaction

May 18, 2015, 7:30 am

- ANN INC. Stockholders to Receive $37.34 in Cash and 0.68 of an ascena Share for Each Share of ANN -  $150 Million in Annual Run Rate Synergies Identified, Expected by End of the Third Year Post-Closing -  Solid Combined Financial Profile with Strong Free Cash Flow Generation -  Combined Company with LTM Sales Exceeding $7.3 Billion to Operate More Than 4,900 Stores Exclusively Focused on Women's Retailing -  Conference Call Scheduled for 8:30AM EDT MAHWAH, N.J. and NEW YORK, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) and ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which ascena will acquir...

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ANN INC. and Vital Voices Global Partnership Announce 2015 ANNpower Fellows

May 13, 2015, 7:45 am

50 outstanding young women selected to attend fourth annual ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. June 14-17, 2015 NEW YORK, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are proud to announce the 2015 ANNpower Fellows. The incoming class of 2015 ANNpower Fellows come from 29 states and Puerto Rico, and have demonstrated a commitment to creating positive change in their communities.  These 50 young women represent a diverse group who aspire to build cross-cultural exchange, inspire engagement in the arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), advance critical co...

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ANN INC., Parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, Donates $4.3 Million to Advance Breast Cancer Research

Apr 27, 2015, 7:45 am

- Shop to Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® this Spring - NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, donated more than $4.3 million to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) to fund groundbreaking cancer research from the success of the brand's 2014 spring and fall campaigns, bringing the Company's total corporate donation to $22.3 million in the past 10 years. The Company currently fully funds seventeen pioneering research projects for the 2014-2015 grant period. Through the Ann Taylor brand, the Company continues its longtime support of lifesaving breast cancer research with the launch of its annual spring campaign b...

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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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