Pacific Sunwear of California has appointed George R Mrkonic to the company's board of directors.

Mrkonic is the retired president and vice chairman of Borders Group, having previously served as a director from 1994 to 2004, vice chairman from December 1994 until January 2002 and president from December 1994 until January 1997.

He also serves as a director for AutoZone, Brinker International and Nashua Corporation.

Sally Frame Kasaks, chief executive officer of the company, said: "I am very pleased to have George Mrkonic join our board of directors. We believe he will be a great asset to our board and to our business."

Mrkonic's appointment takes the size of the company's board of directors to eight members.