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Saks Fifth Avenue Names Ramona Messore Vice President/General Manager and Opens Recruitment Center for 140+ Positions for New Brickell City Centre Location

[Miami, Florida – August 1, 2016] – Saks Fifth Avenue today announced the appointment of Ramona Messore as Vice President, General Manager, tasked with overseeing the new Saks location within the Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL. Messore, who joins Saks Brickell City Centre with more than 20 years’ experience in specialty retail, will manage the launch and day-to-day operations of the 107,000 square-foot retail destination, slated to open November 3, 2016. In conjunction with the appointment, Saks announced the opening of its dedicated Brickell City Centre recruitment center, which is currently accepting applications to fill approximately 140 full and part-time career opportunities at the location.

“I am extremely honored to join the Saks Brickell City Centre team as Vice President, General Manager,” stated Messore. “Miami embodies such electric energy, and I am passionate about creating a retail destination that merges the luxe Saks Fifth Avenue brand with the city’s lively and formative spirit. I can’t wait for the community to experience the new location and exemplary offerings come November 3.”

As an accomplished retail executive with experience in store management, merchandising and operations, Messore joins Saks Brickell City Centre after previously serving as the Assistant General Merchandising Manager at the Saks Bal Harbour location. Prior to joining Saks Bal Harbour in 2014, Messore held numerous retail management positions with increasing responsibility, including roles at Joseph Ribkoff, Essence du Papier, and Danier Leather.

Saks Brickell City Centre’s recruitment center is located at 799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 101, Miami, FL 33131, and is currently searching for exceptional individuals to represent the Saks brand as it expands into the downtown Brickell, Miami area. Approximately 140 full and part-time positions are available for selling managers and support managers, as well as sales and support staff in all departments, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes, cosmetics, personal shopping, visual merchandising, visual stylists, alterations, and asset protection. The recruitment center is open for on-site interviews from Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Candidates are welcome to apply in-person or to submit a resume to SaksMiamiBrickell@s5a.com or www.careersatsaks.com/.

 ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 39 full-line stores in 21 states, five international licensed stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

 ABOUT HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY

Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, based on its successful formula of driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, unlocking the value of real estate holdings and growing through acquisitions. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes ten banners, in formats ranging from luxury to better department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 460 stores and 66,000 employees around the world.

In North America, HBC’s leading banners include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, and Saks OFF 5TH, along with Find @ Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. In Europe, its banners include GALERIA Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO, as well as Sportarena.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures.  It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany.  In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

 CONTACT:       

Katie Majeski
Saks Fifth Avenue
Katie_Majeski@s5a.com

Maria Saavedra
Saks Fifth Avenue Brickell City Centre
Maria_Saavedra@s5a.com