Former Ralph Lauren Exec Joins American Eagle Outfitters as CFO

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Former Ralph Lauren Exec Joins American Eagle Outfitters as CFO

10/03/2016
Bob Madore has been appointed executive vice president and CFO, reporting to CEO, Jay Schottenstein, effective Oct. 28, 2016.

In this role, Madore will oversee all aspects of finance, merchandise planning and allocation and investor relations. Madore joins AEO as a seasoned retail executive with extensive public company financial and operational experience, most recently as senior vice president, CFO at Ralph Lauren Corporation. Since 2004, he has served in various senior management roles at Ralph Lauren, where he was instrumental in growing its global business across multiple channels, concepts and product categories. Prior to that, Madore served in senior finance and retail operational roles at Nine West Group and New York and Company.

"I am excited to welcome Bob to American Eagle Outfitters and look forward to benefiting from his extensive financial and operational retail experience, global perspective and leadership as we execute our growth plan," said Schottenstein "I'm confident that Bob will be an excellent addition to our executive team and instrumental in driving continued shareholder returns. Additionally, I'd like to thank Scott Hurd, senior vice president and chief accounting officer, for his leadership and contributions as interim CFO over the past several months. Scott will play an integral role in onboarding Bob and will continue to have a leadership role within Finance."

"I'm pleased to join American Eagle Outfitters at an exciting time of transformation and growth," said Madore. "I look forward to building upon its success and contributing to a strong future."

Madore served as the CFO of Ralph Lauren Corporation from April 2015 to September 2016. Prior to that role, he held a number of key financial and operational roles at the Ralph Lauren Corporation, including senior vice president of corporate finance from December 2010 to March 2015, and senior vice president of operations and CFO of its retail division from 2004 to December 2010. Before joining Ralph Lauren, Madore was CFO for New York & Company from 2003 to 2004, and served as COO and CFO of FutureBrand, a division of McCann Erickson, from 2001 to 2003. Before that, he held various executive management positions at Nine West Group, Inc. from 1995 through 2000. Madore began his career in 1987 at Deloitte & Touche until 1995, and holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and economics from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a certified public accountant.

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