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Monica Bhargava Promoted to Executive Vice President, Product Development For Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma Brands

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3/8/12 3:02 PST

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SAN FRANCISCO

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"She brings to the brand a unique innovation and technical-design capability that will complement the existing Williams-Sonoma design team with a particular focus on lifestyle trends in food and entertaining."

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) announced today that Monica Bhargava, Senior Vice President Product Development and Visual Design in the company’s Pottery Barn brand, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Product Development for Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma brands.

In her new role, Bhargava will assume responsibility for creating product lines that are relevant to emerging and changing lifestyles, strategically expanding the volume of Williams-Sonoma branded products across all categories and directing design teams through the development process. She has been with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. since 2000 and was instrumental in setting the aesthetic direction that put the Pottery Barn brand on its current trajectory of growth.

“Monica is the ‘perfect storm’ of creative and business talent,” said Williams-Sonoma, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Laura Alber. “This strategic appointment will allow us to accelerate product initiatives in Williams-Sonoma by leveraging her expertise in creative and technical design.”

“I am excited to have Monica as part of the Williams-Sonoma brand team,” said Williams-Sonoma Brand President Richard Harvey. “She brings to the brand a unique innovation and technical-design capability that will complement the existing Williams-Sonoma design team with a particular focus on lifestyle trends in food and entertaining.”

ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing seven distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma (cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn (furniture and bridal registry), Pottery Barn Kids (kid’s furniture and baby registry), PBteen (girls’ bedding and boys’ bedding), West Elm (modern furniture and room decor), Williams-Sonoma Home (luxury furniture and decorative accessories) and Rejuvenation Inc. (lighting and hardware) – are marketed through 576 stores, seven direct mail catalogs and six e-commerce websites.

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.
Leigh Oshirak, 415-438-8106
VP Public Relations and Marketing Communications