– USA, NJ – Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL), a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, today announced appointments to its Board of Directors (“Board”). Frank Cooper III, Chief Marketing Officer, Global Consumer Engagement for PepsiCo’s Global Beverages Group and William (“Mac”) McNamara, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s Midwest division have been appointed to the Company’s Board effective immediately. Mr. McNamara will also serve on the Company’s audit committee. Following this announcement, the Board will include eight members with significant experience across the financial, retail, marketing, and consumer products sectors.
Tom Kingsbury, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, stated, “I am delighted to welcome Frank and Mac to the Burlington Stores Board adding further strength and range to our Board of Directors. Frank’s proven track record in brand development and significant experience in digital and social media will be highly valuable to our Company. Equally important is Mac’s deep knowledge of retail. Mac is a highly talented merchant and marketer demonstrated by his many accomplishments during his 30-year career at Federated/May Company. We will look to leverage Frank and Mac’s vast experience in our ongoing efforts to capitalize on our enhanced off-price operating model. I look forward to Frank and Mac’s counsel and believe both possess the leadership skills and business acumen to make significant contributions to our current Board.”
Frank Cooper, III serves as Chief Marketing Officer, Global Consumer Engagement for PepsiCo’s Global Beverages Group since January 2010 when he was promoted from Chief Marketing Officer, Sparkling Beverages — PepsiCo Americas Beverages. Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. Cooper applied his marketing expertise in the Internet and Music industries. From 2003 until 2005, he was Vice President Interactive Marketing at America Online. In 1998, he Co-Founded the Internet company, Urban Box Office Networks, UBO.net. Mr. Cooper began his career in marketing at iconic music labels, including Motown and Def Jam Records. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he served as the Supreme Court Editor of The Harvard Law Review. In addition, to Burlington Stores, Cooper currently serves on the boards of the American Advertising Federation (for which he was Chairman from 2009-2011) and New York-based technology start-up Flyby Media.
William P. McNamara possesses over 30 years experience in retail with two prominent department stores, Macy’s/Federated and May Department Stores Company. McNamara began his career at Filene’s, a division of May Department Stores, rising through the ranks of the merchandising organization. In 1995, Mr. McNamara was promoted to lead all brand merchandising and private label product development for ladies sportswear. In 2000, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of May Department Stores Companywhere he had direct responsibility for all of its department store divisions. In 2005, upon completion of the merger between Federated and May, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Midwest division. In 2008, McNamara became President of Macy’s Reinvent Strategies and served in that capacity through his retirement in 2009. Mr. McNamara is a graduate of Boston College. McNamara volunteers at several organizations, including Loyola Academy of St. Louis, The United Way of Greater St. Louis, and Junior Achievement of St. Louis where he participates on the Board of Directors and Advancement Committee.
About Burlington Stores, Inc.
The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, operates a national chain of off-price retail stores offering ladies’, men’s and children’s apparel and accessories, home goods, baby products and coats, principally under the name Burlington Stores.
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