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Global franchising expert joins Zale board

DALLAS — Zale has named Beth Pritchard to its Board effective March 9. This appointment will increase the total number of board seats to eight.

Pritchard currently serves as the North American Advisor for M. H. Alshaya Company, a global franchise company representing over 65 premium brands throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. Pritchard also helped found Sunrise Beauty Studio LLC, a developer of exclusive beauty brands and products. Prior to that, Pritchard served as vice chairman and CEO of Dean & Deluca and served as president and CEO of Limited Brands’ Bath & Body Works. She currently serves on the boards of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. and Cabela’s Inc.

“We are pleased to welcome Beth to our board of directors,” said John Lowe, Jr., Zale’s chairman. “I am confident that Beth’s extensive retail experience will be invaluable to our efforts of returning the company to profitability.”

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