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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Announces Appointment of Anne Mulcahy to Board of Directors

10/26/18 2:00 PDT



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"We are delighted that Anne has joined our Board"

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that Anne Mulcahy has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted that Anne has joined our Board,” said Adrian Bellamy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “We look forward to adding Anne’s perspective as a widely respected executive and director to our Board discussions.”

Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Bellamy in welcoming Mulcahy to the Board. “We are thrilled to announce the addition of Anne to our Board,” she said. “We believe her wealth of executive experience in technology and services, coupled with her retail and consumer product experience, will add great value to our Board.”

Mulcahy is a 30-year veteran of Xerox Corporation, where she served as CEO from 2001 to 2009 and as Chairman from 2002 to 2010. She began her Xerox career as a field representative and assumed increasingly responsible sales and senior management positions, eventually becoming Chief Staff Officer in 1997 and corporate Senior Vice President in 1998. As Chairman and CEO, Mulcahy led Xerox through a massive transformation, reinventing it into an innovative technology and services company.

Mulcahy has served as a director of Johnson & Johnson since 2009, and as its lead independent director since 2012. She also currently serves as a director of Graham Holdings Company and of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees for Save the Children. Previously, Mulcahy served as a director of Target Corporation from 1997 through 2017.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing 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. These brands are also part of The Key Rewards, our free-to-join loyalty program that offers members exclusive benefits across the Williams-Sonoma family of brands. We operate in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offer international shipping to customers worldwide, and have unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines, Mexico and South Korea, as well as e-commerce websites in certain locations. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry.


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