McNaughton Apparel Group Inc has appointed Lynne Fish to the position of president of Norton McNaughton of Squire Inc, effective immediately.

Ms Fish, who was previously executive vice president of merchandising of the company's Norton McNaughton of Squire brands, will continue to report directly to Peter Boneparth, who is the chief executive officer of both McNaughton Apparel Group Inc and Norton McNaughton of Squire Inc.

In her new capacity, Ms Fish will continue to oversee merchandising, design and production and will also be responsible with Mr Boneparth for the overall growth and direction of this division. In addition, Lynne will direct all aspects of the development of the new Norton McNaughton Dress line scheduled to launch in Spring 2002.