RTW Retailwinds, Inc. Announces Appointment of Traci Inglis as President, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RTW Retailwinds, Inc. (NYSE:RTW), an omni-channel specialty apparel
retail platform for powerful celebrity and consumer brands, today
announced the appointment of Traci Inglis as President, Chief Marketing
and Customer Officer, effective June 10, 2019, reporting directly to
Gregory Scott, CEO of RTW Retailwinds, Inc. In this newly created
position, Ms. Inglis will be responsible for the entire customer journey
including acquisition along with utilizing customer and digital
analytics to strengthen all aspects of the Company’s customer,
marketing, and digital initiatives.

Gregory Scott, RTW Retailwinds, Inc. CEO, stated, “We are pleased to
welcome Traci to the RTW Retailwinds executive team. Traci has
demonstrated an innate ability to translate analytics and insights into
innovative, customer-first strategies. Traci joins us at an important
time in our multi-brand evolution and in this newly created role, she
will develop and guide an elevated customer journey with a focus on
driving new and engaging existing customers across our brand portfolio.
Her experience will be incredibly important to our portfolio of brands
as we work to reinvent the way we market and deliver experiences to our
customers across all channels. We have recently introduced two digitally
native brands, Happy x Nature and Uncommon Sense, which combined with
the ongoing success of our Fashion to Figure brand and the strength of
our core New York & Company business will benefit from Traci’s deep
expertise in leveraging data and customer analytics to drive profitable
growth. I look forward to working with her on building for the future of
RTW Retailwinds and transforming our customer journey across our
portfolio of brands.”

Ms. Inglis will oversee all aspects of the Company’s marketing and
digital initiatives, including eCommerce operations, CRM and performance
marketing, loyalty, strategy and customer insights, and data analytics.
She will also be responsible for creative and brand marketing, celebrity
and talent relations, and all customer touchpoints across all brands.

“I believe there’s tremendous opportunity for RTW Retailwinds with its
powerful multi-brand platform,” said Ms. Inglis. “By balancing amazing
product with optimized customer experiences, I’m looking forward to
working with the team to build our portfolio of brands for the future.”

Ms. Inglis joins RTW Retailwinds from TechStyle Fashion Group, where she
most recently served as President of Global Fashion Brands since March
2017. She joined TechStyle Fashion Group in 2013, where she held various
marketing positions prior to her appointment as President of JustFab,
Fabkids, and Shoedazzle. Prior to joining TechStyle Fashion Group, she
spent nearly two years as the Director of Digital Marketing and CRM at
Hot Topic Inc. From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Inglis was a Director and Senior
Director of Strategy and Market Research at Westfield. Prior to joining
Westfield, she served as a Manager of Customer Insight, CRM, Brand
Development at Express. From 2001 to 2003, she served as a Database
Marketing Analyst and Program Manager at Alliance Data Systems. Ms.
Inglis holds a BSBA from Ohio State University – The Max M. Fisher
College of Business.

About RTW Retailwinds

RTW Retailwinds, Inc. is a specialty women’s omni-channel and digitally
enabled retailer with a powerful multi-brand lifestyle platform
providing curated lifestyle solutions that are versatile, on-trend, and
stylish at a great value. The specialty retailer, first incorporated in
1918, has grown to now operate 410 retail and outlet locations in 35
states while also growing a substantial eCommerce business. The
Company’s portfolio includes branded merchandise from New York &
Company, Fashion to Figure, Happy x Nature, Uncommon Sense, and
collaborations with Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union and Kate Hudson. Its
branded merchandise is sold exclusively at its retail and outlet
locations and online at www.nyandcompany.com,
and www.uncommonsense.com.
Additionally, certain product, press releases and SEC filing information
concerning the Company are available at the Company’s website: www.nyandcompany.com.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements,
including statements made within the meaning of the safe harbor
provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Some of these statements can be identified by terms and phrases
such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,”
“continue,” “could,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” and similar
expressions and references to assumptions that the Company believes are
reasonable and relate to its future prospects, developments and business
strategies. Such statements are subject to various risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
These include, but are not limited to: (i) the Company’s dependence on
mall traffic for its sales and the continued reduction in the volume of
mall traffic; (ii) the Company’s ability to anticipate and respond to
fashion trends; (iii) the impact of general economic conditions and
their effect on consumer confidence and spending patterns; (iv) changes
in the cost of raw materials, distribution services or labor; (v) the
potential for economic conditions to negatively impact the Company’s
merchandise vendors and their ability to deliver products; (vi) the
Company’s ability to open and operate stores successfully; (vii)
seasonal fluctuations in the Company’s business; (viii) competition in
the Company’s market, including promotional and pricing competition;
(ix) the Company’s ability to retain, recruit and train key personnel;
(x) the Company’s reliance on third parties to manage some aspects of
its business; (xi) the Company’s reliance on foreign sources of
production; (xii) the Company’s ability to protect its trademarks and
other intellectual property rights; (xiii) the Company’s ability to
maintain, and its reliance on, its information technology
infrastructure; (xiv) the effects of government regulation; (xv) the
control of the Company by its largest stockholder and any potential
change of ownership; and (xvi) other risks and uncertainties as
described in the Company’s documents filed with the SEC, including its
most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports
on Form 10-Q. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise the
forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect any
future events or circumstances.


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