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Former PetSmart CEO appointed to Hanes board

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — HanesBrands has appointed former PetSmart chairman and CEO Robert F. Moran to the company’s board of directors.

Moran, 62, whose term runs until the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, will serve on the board’s audit committee. With Moran’s appointment, the Hanes board has 10 members.

Moran's international career in the retail industry spans four decades. He retired last month from PetSmart, where served as COO from 2001 to 2009, prior to being promoted to CEO.

“We are delighted to have Bob join our board with his wealth of retail leadership experience and a strong finance background,” Hanes chairman and CEO Richard A. Noll said. “Bob’s successful international career and North American retail experience will be assets to our company.”

Moran has held various leadership or finance roles with PetSmart, Toys “R” Us, Sears and Galerias Preciados, the second-largest department store chain in Spain. In addition to the United States and Spain, he has led retail operations in Canada and Mexico. He is director of GNC Holdings and USA Track & Field Foundation and is a former board director and audit committee member of Collective Brands. He earned his bachelor's of science degree in finance and accounting from Villanova University in Radnor Township, Pa.

HanesBrands is leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under the following apparel brands: Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, Barely There, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery and activewear. Hanes has approximately 51,500 employees in more than 25 countries.