Citi Trends Announces Leadership Changes
David Alexander resigns as President and CEO
Board Chairman Ed Anderson returns as CEO
Jason Mazzola hired as Executive VP and Chief Merchandising
SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today announced that David Alexander,
who has served as President and CEO since April 2009, has resigned as
President and CEO and as a member of the Board, effective immediately,
to pursue other business opportunities. Ed Anderson, who served as the
Company's CEO from December 2001 through April 2009, and as Chairman of
the Board of Directors since May 2006, has returned as CEO. He will
continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.
The Company also announced that it has hired Jason Mazzola as Executive
Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Mazzola comes to
Citi Trends from a privately-held internet flash sales company, where he
served as Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to that, he spent over 12
years at TJX Companies, including three years as General Merchandise
Manager for the A.J Wright Division.
"We appreciate the many contributions that David Alexander made to our
Company," Mr. Anderson said. "We wish him the very best in his future
endeavors. We are very happy that Jason is joining our team to lead our
merchandising and marketing efforts. I believe that his background and
experience are a great fit for our company, and that he will lead our
merchandising team to new high levels of performance. While the economic
and industry environment remain difficult, I am excited to take on the
challenge of leading Citi Trends. With the addition of Jason Mazzola, I
believe that we have the team in place to deliver much improved sales
and earnings. I feel great about our future."
About Citi Trends
Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel
and accessories for the entire family. The Company operates 511 stores
located in 29 states. Citi Trends' website address is www.cititrends.com.
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Citi Trends, Inc.
Bruce Smith, 912-443-2075
Ed Anderson, 912-443-3705
Source: Citi Trends, Inc.
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