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Guess? announces senior management changes

Staff writer | Los Angeles, Ca., USA | November 8, 2012
Guess?November 8, 2012, Los Angeles, Ca., USA - Guess?, Inc. announced the resignations of two of its executive officers, J. Michael Prince, COO, and Dennis Secor, senior vice president and CFO of the company.
Mr. Prince has been the Chief Operating Officer of Guess? Inc. since November 15, 2010. Mr. Prince joined Guess? Inc. from Nike, Inc., where he served since 2009 as Chief Financial Officer of the Nike Affiliates division, which manages a portfolio of global lifestyle and sports brands. Mr. Prince held the same position for Converse, Inc., a Nike subsidiary, from 2006 to 2009, and was Vice President of Finance for Converse, Inc. from 2005 to 2006.

Mr. Prince's other experience includes serving as Vice President, Corporate Finance at BancFirst Corporation from 2003 to 2005 and as a Senior Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Prince received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Prince will remain with the Company until November 26, 2012.

Mr. Secor has served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, since he joined the Company in July 2006. Mr. Secor joined the Company from Electronic Arts Inc., a developer of video game software, where he served from August 2004 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Canadian division.

Prior to joining Electronic Arts, he was employed from April 2001 to July 2004 at Callaway Golf Company, where he served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and ultimately as Senior Vice President, Finance. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Secor served in a variety of positions with Polaroid Corporation, ultimately serving as European Financial Controller. Mr. Secor, a certified public accountant, began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co., where he spent five years. Mr. Secor will remain with the Company until December 7, 2012.

The Company does not have any immediate plans to replace the COO position and will realign these responsibilities among various senior executives.

Michael Relich, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, will assume additional operational responsibilities, including logistics. Mr. Relich has been with the Company as its CIO for eight years.

Nigel Kershaw, Vice President of Finance & Accounting, and Treasurer, will assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer as of December 7, 2012. Mr. Kershaw has been with the Company for the past seven years in various roles of increasing responsibility.