Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc (Nasdaq:WLSN), the US-based specialty retailer of leather outerwear, apparel and accessories, today announced that Douglas J. Treff, Wilsons' chief financial officer and assistant secretary, has resigned from the company, effective September 29, 2000, to accept a position with another publicly traded company. Wilsons Leather has not named a replacement at this time.

About Wilsons Leather
Wilsons Leather is a specialty retailer of leather outerwear, apparel and accessories in the United States. As of August 26, 2000, Wilsons Leather operated 555 retail stores in 44 states, Canada and England, including 458 mall stores, 68 outlet stores, and 29 airport locations. The company, which regularly supplements its permanent mall stores with temporary holiday stores during its peak selling season from October through December, operated 249 of these stores in 1999, and plans to operate approximately 240 in 2000. Additionally, the company's e-commerce site at www.wilsonsleather.com offers leather apparel and accessories, as well as company background and financial information.