Foot Locker Inc, the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today announced that Nicholas DiPaolo, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Bernard Chaus Inc, has been elected to the company's board of directors.

Mr DiPaolo has more than 35 years' experience, primarily in senior management positions at various apparel manufacturing companies. He has been a director of Bernard Chaus since 1999 and assumed his current position in January 2001.

From 1990 through 1997, Mr DiPaolo was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Salant Corporation, a diversified apparel manufacturing company whose lines included Perry Ellis and John Henry, among others.