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|Sheree Waterson Joins lululemon athletica as Executive Vice President of General Merchandise Management and Sourcing|
Former Levi's Strauss & Co., Speedo Executive to Join lululemon's
VANCOUVER, Canada, Jun 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU; TSX: LLL) today announced that Sheree Waterson has been appointed to its Senior Leadership Team as Executive Vice President of General Merchandise Management and Sourcing. In this role, Ms. Waterson will oversee lululemon's Merchandise Management, Global Production, Community Legacies and Visual Merchandising.
Ms. Waterson brings 25 years of consumer and retail industry experience to lululemon. She most recently served as President of Speedo, a Warnaco, Inc. brand. Prior to this she served as Vice President of Merchandising, Women's, for Levi Strauss & Co., where she spearheaded initial work on new women's speed-to-market and profitability models and pioneered the "fit logic" initiative. At Gymboree she served as Vice President of Merchandising and served as CEO of Enfashion.com. Additional prior roles include senior level positions with Contempo Casuals and Wet Seal. She graduated from the University of California Berkley with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
"We are pleased to have found a merchandising veteran with a strong history of accomplishments for this important role," said Christine Day, President, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO designate of lululemon athletica. "Sheree is an excellent cultural fit for lululemon. This combined with her extensive industry knowledge and our new merchandise technology systems will help form a robust infrastructure to support our future growth plans."
About lululemon athletica inc.
lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU; TSX:LLL) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1998, lululemon athletica is extending into new communities across North America and throughout the world. For further information, please visit www.lululemon.com.
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