RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil, Inc. (Nasdaq:FOSL) (the "Company") announced today that Ron Murray has joined the Company as Senior Vice President Fossil Watch, Specialty Sales and Corporate Markets. Ron most recently served as President of Sales for Haddad Apparel in charge of Nike and Levi's Children's Wear. He also held senior leadership positions with Wear Me Apparel, May Merchandising Company and Filenes' Department Stores and brings over 30 years of retail and wholesale experience in sales, planning and design.
"Ron is a highly talented executive with a great combination of wholesale and retail success. His strategic outlook and enthusiasm for the business will bring additional strength to the Fossil organization," said Mark Quick, Vice Chairman. "We are extremely pleased Ron has joined the team and will be leading our Fossil watch business."
Fossil is a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer fashion accessories. The Company's principal offerings include an extensive line of men's and women's fashion watches and jewelry sold under proprietary and licensed brands, handbags, small leather goods, belts, sunglasses, cold weather products, footwear, and apparel. In the watch and jewelry product category, the Company's offerings include a diverse portfolio of globally recognized proprietary and licensed brand names under which its products are marketed. The Company's extensive range of accessories products, brands, distribution channels and price points allows it to target style-conscious consumers across a wide age spectrum on a global basis. The Company's products are sold to department stores, specialty retail stores, and specialty watch and jewelry stores in the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide through 23 company-owned foreign sales subsidiaries and a network of over 60 independent distributors. The Company also distributes its products in 354 company owned and operated retail stores and through international e-commerce websites and the Company's U.S. e-commerce website at , where certain product, press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company is also available.
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CONTACT: Fossil, Inc. Mike Kovar, Chief Financial Officer (972) 699-6811 Integrated Corporate Relations Investor Relations: Allison Malkin (203) 682-8200