Estee Lauder CEO named to Francesca's board

HOUSTON, — Apparel and accessories retailer Francesca's Holdings has named Richard Kunes as an independent director to its board of directors, effective Feb. 25, 2013.

Since August 2012, Kunes has served as EVP and senior advisor to the CEO at The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Prior to that, he served for 12 years as EVP and CFO. Before being appointed CFO, Kunes served in several financial management positions at Estee Lauder including corporate controller.

Before joining Estee Lauder in 1986, Kunes spent 11 years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company in a variety of financial management positions. Kunes holds an MBA in International Finance from Pace University.

Greg Brenneman, chairman of the board, said, "We are very excited to welcome Rick to our Board. As a highly accomplished finance executive, Rick brings a wealth of financial, strategic and operational leadership experience, enhancing the board's ability to continue to successfully guide francesca's industry-leading business growth."



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