Zale Names Appel Chief Administrative Officer

Zale Corporation appointed its chief financial officer, Matt
Appel, as chief administrative officer, it announced May 10.

In this dual role, Appel will be responsible for real
estate, supply chain and logistics, merchandise planning and allocation,
information technology, warranty, repair and credit products, in addition to
ongoing management of finance and control functions. 

”In recognition of the critical role he has played, and
continues to play, in the turnaround of our business, the board and I are
pleased to appoint Matt as chief administrative officer of Zale,” said company
CEO Theo Killion in a statement. ”Since Matt joined the company in May 2009,
he has been a trusted partner whose leadership, determination and drive have
been critical to the progress we’ve made in stabilizing the business.”

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