Lifestyle retailer American Eagle Outfitters has appointed Thomas Presby to its board of directors.

Presby will fill a newly created seat on the board's audit committee.

With this appointment the board will have ten directors, six of whom are independent.

Presby also serves on the boards of Tiffany & Co, World Fuel Services, TurboChef Technologies, and AMVESCAP. He retired from the international accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte Touche Thomatsu in June 2002.