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May 22, 2019

Express taps Timothy Baxter as CEO

By Beth Wright

Fashion apparel retailer Express has named former Delta Galil Premium Brands boss, Timothy Baxter, as its new CEO.

Baxter, who will join Express on 17 June, will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and will also join Express’ board of directors.

He succeeds Matthew Moellering, who has served as interim president and interim CEO since January 2019. Moellering will remain with Express as executive vice president and COO.

“We are thrilled to have Tim join Express. He is a seasoned retail executive and a strong merchant,” said chairwoman of the board, Mylle Mangum. “Tim’s expertise in both specialty retail and department stores provides a unique perspective. He has proven public company leadership experience and a mix of skills that make us confident in his ability to return the business to growth. On behalf of the board of directors, we’d also like to thank Matt for his leadership during this transition and his ongoing role in the transformation of the business.”

Baxter was most recently CEO of Israel-based apparel major Delta Galil’s Premium Brands business, a group of specialty retail apparel brands. Prior to that, he spent 26 years with Macy’s and the former May Department Stores in various roles, most recently as Macy’s chief merchandising officer.

“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to join this iconic fashion brand and to lead Express through its next phase of revitalisation and growth,” he said. “I look forward to working with the team at Express, building on the company’s 40-year history of delivering great product and experiences for customers.”

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