Luca Donnini is the new President of Guess Europe. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the European business, as well as the Company's strategic initiatives in Europe and the Middle East. Donnini will report directly to Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board and Creative Director of Guess?, Inc.

Donnini worked with the Max Mara group for 20 years, developing the export business and retail and wholesale branches and held the position of President Worldwide Division as well as those of CEO of MaxMara Gmbh and MaxMara Hosiery.

Marciano said: “We are very pleased to have Luca Donnini join our global management team. Above all, he brings a very strong background in retail, a business where we intend to focus on even more in the European and Middle Eastern markets. Currently we have 350 stores in these territories, out of a total of 1,122 worldwide, a figure which we expect to grow by another 125 stores that are in the pipeline for financial year 2010. Luca’s in-depth knowledge of the European and international markets, combined with his strong management and leadership skills, will be great assets to our Company in this moment of consolidation and expansion of our business in these regions.”

—Maria Cristina Pavarini