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dELiA*s, Inc. Announces Mutual Agreement Not to Renew Chief Executive Officer’s Employment Agreement

2013-01-07 16:01 ET - News Release

NEW YORK -- (Business Wire)

dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLIA), a multi-channel retail company comprised of two lifestyle brands marketing to teenage girls and young women, today announced the Company and its Chief Executive Officer, Walter Killough, have mutually agreed not to renew Mr. Killough’s employment agreement. The agreement was scheduled to expire on August 2, 2013, however, it is anticipated that he will depart from dELiA*s on or about April 1, 2013. The Company has commenced a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. In the event a new CEO has not been named, Mr. Killough may agree to continue to serve as CEO of dELiA*s for a limited period of time after April 1, 2013.

Carter S. Evans, Chairman of the Board, stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Walter for his nine years of dedicated service to dELiA*s. Walter has been a great leader, following through on our strategic initiatives and positioning dELiA*s on the right course to profitability. At this time, the Board has commenced a search for a new CEO to lead the Company forward. Walter will continue to work with our strong team of operators to carry forward our objectives and ensure a smooth transition.”

Mr. Killough commented, “I want to thank the Board of Directors and the entire dELiA*s team for their support and confidence throughout my time here. During the search for a successor Chief Executive Officer, I will remain focused on and actively engaged in the continued execution of our strategic initiatives through the transition period. I am proud of what the team has accomplished and believe that dELiA*s is a compelling concept.”

About dELiA*s, Inc.

dELiA*s, Inc. is a multi-channel retail company comprised of two lifestyle brands marketing to teenage girls and young women. Its brands – dELiA*s and Alloy – generate revenue by selling apparel, accessories and footwear to consumers through websites, direct mail catalogs and dELiA*s mall-based retail stores.

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dELiA*s, Inc.
David Dick, 212-590-6200
Chief Financial Officer
Jean Fontana, 646-277-1214

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