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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Appoints Ryan Ross to Lead Rejuvenation Brand

Experienced Retail Executive to Drive Growth Strategies of Company’s Emerging Brand

7/25/17 1:31 PDT

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SAN FRANCISCO

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"I’m thrilled to be a part of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. again, and look forward to working alongside the Rejuvenation team to continue to build this amazing brand steeped in history and founded on quality, craftsmanship and wondrous discoveries."

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that it has named Ryan Ross, an executive with more than 20 years of retail experience, to lead the company’s Rejuvenation brand. Ross succeeds Alex Bellos, who recently became President of the company’s West Elm brand.

This is a return to Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for Ross, where from 2000-2008 he held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s Pottery Barn brand, culminating in the role of Vice President of e-commerce. In addition to his tenure at Pottery Barn, Ross most recently served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Creative and Digital Commerce at HSN, which he joined in 2013. Prior to HSN, he held strategic roles with Harrods Limited and Stylus Media Group.

As Executive Vice President, Ross will report directly to Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. He will be responsible for driving the growth strategies of Rejuvenation, one of the company’s emerging brands, which has delivered twelve consecutive quarters of double-digit growth.

Alber commented, “Ryan has deep expertise across all aspects of retail – merchandising, product design, marketing, e-commerce and stores – with a proven track record of delivering quality performance and results. His extensive retail experience, his motivational and collaborative leadership style, and his deep understanding of customer behavior make him an exceptional choice.”

Ross stated, “I’m thrilled to be a part of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. again, and look forward to working alongside the Rejuvenation team to continue to build this amazing brand steeped in history and founded on quality, craftsmanship and wondrous discoveries.”

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements related to the strategies of Rejuvenation. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include the risk that the strategies of Rejuvenation will not be successful. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and retail stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and South Korea, and stores and e-commerce websites in Mexico.

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