CHRS » Topics » Other Information

This excerpt taken from the CHRS DEF 14A filed Apr 2, 2008.

Other Information

        We have enclosed our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2008 with this Proxy Statement. No material contained in the Annual Report is to be considered a part of the proxy solicitation material.

        Our mailing address is Charming Shoppes, Inc., 450 Winks Lane, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020. Our corporate website address is www.charmingshoppes.com. The contents of our website are not incorporated by reference into this Proxy Statement.


DIRECTORS STANDING FOR ELECTION

        Our Restated Articles of Incorporation provide for a classified Board of Directors, consisting of three classes of Directors with overlapping three-year terms. One class of Directors is to be elected each year, with a term extending to the third succeeding Annual Meeting and until the Directors' successors have been duly elected and qualified. The terms of the three current Class C Directors, Dorrit J. Bern, Alan Rosskamm and M. Jeannine Strandjord, will expire as of the date of the Meeting. At the Meeting, Ms. Bern, Mr. Rosskamm and Ms. Strandjord will be nominated for reelection as Class C Directors for additional three-year terms and until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE FOR THE BOARD'S NOMINEES FOR ELECTION AS DIRECTORS.

4



BIOGRAPHIES OF DIRECTORS

        Other than Dorrit J. Bern, each of the following Directors is "independent" under the NASDAQ Global Select Market listing requirements and the standards set forth in our Principles of Corporate Governance. For more information about our determination of independence, see "CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT CHARMING SHOPPES—Board of Directors."

The following Class C Directors have been nominated for reelection to terms scheduled to end in 2011:

DORRIT J. BERN   Director Since 1995

        Ms. Bern, 57, has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since August 1995 when she joined Charming Shoppes. She also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 1995 until January 1997 when she was elected Chairman of the Board. Before joining us, Ms. Bern was employed by Sears, Roebuck & Co., beginning in 1987 during which period she held various merchandising positions culminating with her appointment as Group Vice President of Women's Apparel and Home Fashions in December 1993. Before joining Sears, Roebuck & Co., Ms. Bern held merchandising positions at other prominent retailers. Ms. Bern is also a Director of Southern Company and OfficeMax Incorporated.

ALAN ROSSKAMM   Director Since 1992

        Mr. Rosskamm, 58, was the Chief Executive Officer of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. ("Jo-Ann"), from October 1985 to August 2006, and Chairman of the Board of Directors from July 1992 to August 2006. Under his leadership, Jo-Ann became the nation's leading retailer of fabrics and sewing supplies and one of the nation's largest retailers of craft and floral products, operating 800 stores in 47 states. He continues as a member of Jo-Ann's board of directors, where he has served since 1985. Since 2006, Mr. Rosskamm has advised a number of start-up ventures, including retailer PetSense, Inc.

M. JEANNINE STRANDJORD   Director Since 2006

        Ms. Strandjord, 62, was Senior Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Sprint Corporation ("Sprint"), a global communications company, from September 2003 until her retirement in November 2005, with responsibility for implementation of Sprint's transformation, including overall program management of comprehensive process redesign and organizational development. From January 2003 to September 2003, Ms. Strandjord was Senior Vice President of Financial Services for Sprint. From 1998 to 2003, Ms. Strandjord was Senior Vice President of Finance for Sprint Global Markets Group. From 1990 to 1998, Ms. Strandjord was Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Sprint. From 1986 to 1990, she served as Vice President and Controller for Sprint. Ms. Strandjord joined Sprint in January 1985, serving as Vice President, Finance and Distribution at AmeriSource, Inc., a Sprint subsidiary. Prior to joining Sprint, Ms. Strandjord was Vice President, Finance and Expense Control, for Macy's Midwest and had held positions with Kansas City Power & Light Co. and Ernst and Whinney. She is also a member of the Board of six registered investment companies which are a part of American Century Funds and a member of the Boards of DST Systems, Inc. and Euronet Worldwide, Inc. Ms. Strandjord has served as Chairman and President of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors for the last two years.

The following Class A Directors are continuing in office, with terms scheduled to end in 2009:

WILLIAM O. ALBERTINI   Director Since 2003

        Mr. Albertini, 64, retired in 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Atlantic Global Wireless, Inc., a provider of wireless communication services. Before joining that company, from 1995 to 1997 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bell

5



Atlantic Corporation, and also as a Director of Bell Atlantic. Mr. Albertini is also a Director of BlackRock, Inc., Triumph Group, Inc. and Airgas, Inc.

CHARLES T. HOPKINS   Director Since 1999

        Mr. Hopkins, 65, was associated with the public accounting firm of KPMG LLP from 1966 until 1999. During his term at KPMG LLP, Mr. Hopkins served as an audit partner and a SEC reviewing partner. From 1993 until 1998, Mr. Hopkins was managing partner of KPMG's Philadelphia Business Unit.

YVONNE M. CURL   Director Since 2004

        Ms. Curl, 53, was the Chief Marketing Officer of Avaya, Inc. ("Avaya") from October 2000 through April 2004. In that capacity, she was responsible for the strategic and operational management of Avaya's global marketing organization. Avaya provides voice, converged voice and data customer relationship management, messaging, multi-service networking and structured cabling products and services to its customers. Before joining Avaya, Ms. Curl was employed by Xerox Corporation beginning in 1976, where she held positions in sales, marketing and field operations culminating with her appointment as Corporate Vice President, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Public Sector, Worldwide in January 1999. In that capacity, she was responsible for developing strategic and tactical market plans for the provision of document solutions and services to the public sector worldwide. Ms. Curl is also a Director of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, HealthSouth Corporation and Welch Allyn Inc.

The following Class B Directors are continuing in office, with terms scheduled to end in 2010:

PAMELA DAVIES   Director Since 1998

        Dr. Davies, 51, has been the President of Queens University of Charlotte since July 2002. Dr. Davies was the Dean of the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte from June 2000 until March 2001 when she was appointed Chief Operating Officer of that institution. From June 1997 to June 2000, she served as Professor of Management and Dean of the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. From 1992 to 1997, Dr. Davies served as Chairman of the Department of Management at the University of Central Florida. Her professional specialization is in the field of strategic planning with a particular emphasis on competitive and marketing strategy. She has written and lectured on these topics extensively. Dr. Davies is also a Director of C&D Technologies, Inc. and Sonoco Products Company.

KATHERINE M. HUDSON   Director Since 2000

        Ms. Hudson, 61, served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brady Corporation until November 2003 when she retired. Prior to her appointment as Chairman, she was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Brady Corporation from January 1994 until March 2003. Brady Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of complete identification solutions which improve productivity, performance, safety and security. Its products include high-performance labels, signs, software, printers, specialty die-cut materials and data-collection systems. Before joining Brady Corporation, she was a Vice President at Eastman Kodak Company and General Manager of its Professional, Printing and Publishing Imaging Division. Her 24 years at Eastman Kodak Company included positions in finance, communications and public affairs, information systems and the management of instant photography and printing. Ms. Hudson is also a Director of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and serves on the Alverno College Board of Trustees and as Immediate Past Chairman of the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees. Ms. Hudson's term on the Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Board expires on April 8, 2008. She will not stand for re-election.

6



CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT CHARMING SHOPPES

        Our business is managed under the direction of our Board of Directors, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law and our Bylaws. Members of the Board of Directors are kept informed of our business through discussions with the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and other officers, by reviewing materials provided to them and by participating in regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees. In addition, to promote open discussion among our non-employee Directors, those Directors regularly meet in executive sessions without the participation of management or employee Directors. Our Directors are encouraged to, and do, attend continuing education programs on corporate governance practices from time to time.

These excerpts taken from the CHRS 10-K filed Apr 2, 2008.
Item 9B.  Other Information

Not applicable.












Item 9B.  Other
Information



Not
applicable.

























This excerpt taken from the CHRS DEF 14A filed May 14, 2007.

Other Information

We have enclosed our Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2007 and our 2006 Annual Review together with this Proxy Statement. No material contained in the Annual Report or the 2006 Annual Review is to be considered a part of the proxy solicitation material.

Our mailing address is Charming Shoppes, Inc., 450 Winks Lane, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020. Our corporate website address is www.charmingshoppes.com. The contents of our website are not incorporated by reference into this Proxy Statement.

This excerpt taken from the CHRS DEF 14A filed May 23, 2006.

Other Information

Copies of Charming Shoppes’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal 2006 and our 2005 Review accompany this Proxy Statement. No material contained in the Annual Report or the 2005 Review is to be considered a part of the proxy solicitation material.

Our mailing address is Charming Shoppes, Inc., 450 Winks Lane, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020. Our corporate website address is www.charmingshoppes.com. The contents of our website are not incorporated by reference into this Proxy Statement.

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki