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bebe stores, inc. Announces Appointment of Perry Mandarino to Board of Directors


Mandarino to succeed Kenneth M. Young on the Company’s board

bebe stores, inc. (BEBE) (the “Company”) today announced Perry M. Mandarino has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective April 22, 2019. Kenneth M. Young, a director on the Board since 2018, has resigned his role to focus on other endeavors, effective on the same date. Mr. Mandarino is an accomplished business executive who brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance and significant retail and consumer industry expertise.

“We are excited to welcome Perry to bebe’s board of directors. Perry brings deep knowledge of our industry and has served as a trusted advisor to us throughout the successful completion of our business transformation. We look forward to his future contributions as we continue to focus on executing on our core strategy,” said Manny Mashouf, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, we truly appreciate the service Kenny has provided to the Board during his tenure and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Mandarino currently serves as senior managing director, co-head of investment banking and head of corporate restructuring at B. Riley FBR, Inc. He has advised more than 400 companies over the course of his career as a financial advisor and has significant experience helping retail and consumer companies navigate complex debt and equity transactions and in developing strategic solutions in support of companies’ business transformation initiatives.

Mr. Mandarino is nationally recognized for his contributions to the industry as a thought leader. He regularly speaks at conferences and is a frequent contributor to the media on the evolving retail industry landscape. He regularly appears on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, among others.

About bebe stores, inc.

bebe is a global specialty retailer of women’s apparel and accessories that distributes and sells bebe branded products through its licensees and www.bebe.com in approximately 21 countries.

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