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Chico's FAS Names Bonnie Brooks Interim CEO After Shelley Broader Resigns

Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) on Wednesday announced the resignation of Shelley Broader from her roles as CEO and President, and as member of the Board of the company. The company has now appointed Bonnie Brooks as interim CEO of the Company, effective immediately.

Brooks is a former Vice Chair, President and CEO of Hudson's Bay Co. and a current member of the Chico's FAS Board of Directors since 2016. She has more than 30 years of global retail executive leadership experience.

From 2014 to 2016, she served as the Vice Chair of fashion retail group Hudson's Bay after joining it in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and President. From 2012 to 2014, she served as President of Hudson's Bay, responsible for both Hudson's Bay and Lord & Taylor department stores USA.

From 1997 to 2008, Brooks was based in Hong Kong serving as an executive officer, including as President of the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, a women's fashion retailer

Prior to that, Brooks spent over a decade at Canada-based fashion department store Holt Renfrew & Co. in roles that included Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager.

Chico's FAS has engaged Herbert Mines Associates to search for a permanent CEO and President.

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