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John Kyees

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Former CFO of Urban Outfitters, Currently sits on the board of Vera Bradley Inc.

Former CFO of Urban Outfitters, Currently sits on the board of Vera Bradley, Inc, Destination XL Group, Inc, Hot Topic, Inc, Rackwise, Inc and Arhaus Furniture

Mr. John Edward Kyees served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer of Destination XL Group, Inc. since January 31, 2014 until June 1, 2014. Mr. Kyees served as the Chief Investor Relations Officer at Urban Outfitters, Inc from 2009 to June 2010. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Outfitters Inc. from 2003 to February 2010. He joined Urban Outfitters in November 2003. He served as the Secretary at Bebe Stores, Inc., (a 185-store retailer headquartered in San Francisco). He served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Bebe stores, Inc. since March 2002 and served as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Kyees served as the Chief Financial Officer for Bebe stores, Inc. from March 2002 to November 2003. He is a 30-year veteran in the retail industry with Chief Financial Officer roles at several retailers. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for Skinmarket from March 2000 to March 2002. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for HC Holdings from December 1997 to March 2000. He held various executive positions at both specialty and national retailers including Chas, a Stevens, a division of Hartmax, J.L. Hudsons Co. and HC Holdings. From May 1997 to December 1997, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Ashley Stewart and from November 1984 to January 1997, Mr. Kyees served as the Chief Financial Officer for Express, which is a division of The Limited Brands, Inc. He has over 40 years of experience in the consumer products retail and manufacturing industries. He has over 30 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer and nine years serving in that role for a public company. He has been a Director at Rackwise, Inc. since July 18, 2012, Destination XL Group, Inc. (Formerly Casual Male Retail Group, Inc) since May 3, 2010 and Hot Topic Inc. since March 22, 2012. He serves as Lead Independent Director of Vera Bradley, Inc. He has been a Director of Vera Bradley, Inc. and Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. since April 2010. He served as a Director of Teavana Holdings, Inc. from 2011 to December 31, 2012. Mr. Kyees graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Administration and from the University of Detroit with an M.B.A.

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