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Vitamin Shoppe president joins Express board

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Express has announced changes to its board of directors. Michael Archbold , president and COO of Vitamin Shoppe has been appointed to the board as a class I director effective Jan. 3.

Michael Weiss, chairman of the board and the company's president and CEO commented: "I am delighted to welcome Mike to the board. Mike's notable financial expertise and extensive retail experience will be invaluable assets as we continue delivering on our four pillars of growth."

Archbold joined Vitamin Shoppe in 2007 as CFO and COO.  He was promoted to president in 2011. Prior to this, he was EVP, chief financial and administrative officer of Saks Fifth Avenue from 2005 to 2007.  From 2002 to 2005 he served as CFO for AutoZone, originally as SVP and later as EVP.  Along with being appointed to the Board as an independent director, Archbold will also serve on the company's audit committee replacing Stefan Kaluzny , co-founder of Sycamore Partners, who resigned in late 2011. His appointment brings Express back into compliance with the New York Stock Exchange's listing rule that requires three independent directors on its audit committee.