This excerpt taken from the GPS 8-K filed Oct 16, 2006.
Gap Inc. Names Veteran Retail Executive Dawn Robertson President of Old Navy
SAN FRANCISCO October 16, 2006 Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced that Dawn Robertson will join the company as president of Old Navy, effective October 30. Ms. Robertson, 51, has nearly 30 years of apparel retail experience, having most recently served as managing director of Myer, Australias leading department store. During her four years at Myer, Ms. Robertson successfully repositioned the brand and improved its financial performance.
We are very pleased to bring Dawns deep merchandising and marketing experience to Old Navy, said Gap Inc. president and CEO Paul Pressler. She has a strong track record invigorating apparel retail companies, and I believe she will build an exciting vision for the future of Old Navy.
Before joining Myer, Ms. Robertson served as president and chief merchandising officer of Federated Direct, a division of Federated Department Stores, overseeing the online and catalog businesses for Macys and Bloomingdales. Ms. Robertson was previously executive vice president of the Federated Merchandising Group for mens, kids and home. Prior to that, she held several senior positions across various divisions of The May Company for 13 years and was president and CEO of McRaes, a division of Saks Inc. based in Jackson, Mississippi, operating 46 department stores.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the talented Old Navy team, said Ms. Robertson. I look forward to helping shape the future of such an iconic fashion brand.
Ms. Robertson will be based at the companys San Francisco headquarters and will oversee all aspects of Old Navys operations. She will report directly to Mr. Pressler. She succeeds Jenny Ming who left the company, as previously announced, on October 15.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Forth & Towne brand names. Fiscal 2005 sales were $16.0 billion. Gap Inc. operates about 3,000 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, France and Japan. For more information, please visit gapinc.com.
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