rue21, inc. Announces Promotion of Stacy B. Siegal to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- rue21, inc. (Nasdaq:RUE), a leading specialty apparel retailer of girls and guys clothing, today announced that Stacy B. Siegal, the Company's current Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, has been promoted to the additional position of Chief Administrative Officer. Ms Siegal will continue to report directly to Bob Fisch, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Siegal has served as the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since March, 2010.In her expanded role Ms. Siegal will assume responsibility for the Human Resources division of the Company while also retaining oversight of the Company's legal matters, regulatory compliance and corporate communications. She will continue to serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to announce Stacy's promotion to Chief Administrative Officer. She has proven herself to be a valuable member of our senior management team and a committed and enthusiastic leader. Her promotion to CAO ensures that our human resource, legal, and operational initiatives are well aligned so that our business goals will continue to be successfully executed," stated Bob Fisch, President and CEO of rue21.

Ms. Siegal received her bachelor's degree from Lehigh University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the George Washington University Law School. She is an active member of the National Retail Federation's General Counsel's Forum, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

About rue21, inc.

rue21 is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends at a great value. rue21 currently operates 894- stores in 47 states. Learn more at www.rue21.com.

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