NEW YORK, Oct 31, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) today announced Nancy Murray has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, a newly created position. The promotion is effective immediately.
Ms. Murray, currently Polo Ralph Lauren's Vice President of Investor Relations, will expand her responsibilities to include worldwide oversight of corporate, employee, and fashion communications, as well as investor relations. She will report to Ralph Lauren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and continue to report to Roger Farah, President and Chief Operating Officer. On matters related to fashion and corporate communications, she will report to David Lauren, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Communications.
Ms. Murray, joined Polo in August 1999 as the company's chief liaison to the investment community. Prior to joining Polo, she was Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at BF Holdings, Inc., responsible for financial and trade media relations, crisis management and public relations across the $2 billion New York-based corporation. Previously, she held newspaper management positions leading to her appointment as Vice President and an Officer of the Denver Rocky Mountain News, an E.W. Scripps property, in 1992. Prior to that, Ms. Murray spent 15 years as a journalist and editor with regional newspapers, beginning as a Fashion Editor at the Houston Chronicle where she focused on apparel market coverage in New York, Milan, London and Paris.
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 35 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include 'Polo', 'Polo by Ralph Lauren', 'Ralph Lauren Purple Label', 'Polo Sport', 'Ralph Lauren', 'RALPH', 'Lauren', 'Polo Jeans Co.', 'RL', 'Chaps', and 'Club Monaco' among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more investor information, go to http://investor.polo.com.
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