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Stacey  Rauch

Stacey Rauch, age 56. Ms. Rauch has been a director of the Company since January 2011. Ms. Rauch serves as director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company (“McKinsey”) from which she retired in September 2010. A 24-year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Rauch led engagements for a wide range of retailers, apparel wholesalers, and consumer goods manufacturers. Her areas of expertise include strategy, organization, marketing, merchandising, omni-channel management, global expansion, and retail store operations. From 1998 until her retirement in 2010, Ms. Rauch was a Senior Partner in the Retail and Consumer Products Practices group of McKinsey. From 2001 to 2008, she led McKinsey’s North American Retail Practice and was the first woman to be appointed as an Industry Practice Leader at McKinsey. From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Rauch was also co-leader of McKinsey’s Global Retail Practice. She is currently a director of Land Securities Group PLC, a real estate investment trust in the United Kingdom, and Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-traded company. Ms. Rauch also served as a director of Tops Holding Corporation, the parent company of the supermarket chain Tops Markets, LLC until December 2013. Ms. Rauch brings to ANN INC. extensive marketing, merchandising, business strategy and international experience in the retail industry. During her 24-year tenure at McKinsey, she developed substantial expertise working with specialty retailers, wholesale apparel manufacturers and department stores, and also acquired extensive experience in other areas of the retail sector, including grocery retail, consumer packaged goods and big-box hard goods retail.