updated 10/28/2010 4:45:20 AM ET 2010-10-28T08:45:20

LINCOLN, R.I., Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A.T. Cross Company (Nasdaq:ATX) today announced that Susan M. Gianinno has resigned from its Board of Directors effective October 27, 2010. In her letter of resignation, Ms. Gianinno stated that she was resigning because her company, Publicis Worldwide, has recently been engaged to provide services to an organization that is competitive with certain of A.T. Cross' businesses.

Ms. Gianinno also stated that her resignation relates only to the conflict of interest situation and in no way reflects any disagreement with Cross' Board of Directors or the Company.

In commenting on Ms. Gianinno's decision, Russell Boss, Chairman of the Board, stated, "We appreciate the commitment and the point of view that Susan brought to our Board during her tenure. We wish her well in her future endeavors."

About A.T. Cross Company

Building on the rich tradition of its award-winning writing instruments and reputation for innovation and craftsmanship, A.T. Cross Company is a designer and marketer of branded personal and business accessories. A.T. Cross provides a range of distinctive products that appeal to a growing market of consumers seeking to enhance their image and facilitate their lifestyle. A.T. Cross products, including award-winning quality writing instruments, timepieces, business accessories and Costa Del Mar and Native Eyewear sunglasses, are distributed in retail and corporate gift channels worldwide. For more information, visit the A.T. Cross website at www.cross.com , the Costa website at www.costadelmar.com  and the Native website at www.nativeyewear.com .

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