Mr. Michael A. Weiss serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Express Inc. He resigned as President of the Company, effective 15 October 2012. Mr. Weiss has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of board of directors since returning to company in July 2007. In November 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Board. From 2004 to July 2007 Mr. Weiss was retired, but returned to Express when it was acquired by investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman of Limited Brands from 1993 to 1997. He served as President from 1982 to 1993 and prior to that served with Express when it was founded, starting as a merchandise manager for what was then an eight store experimental division of Limited Brands. In addition to his prior service as a director at Borders Group, Inc., Chico’s FAS, Inc. and Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., Mr. Weiss currently serves as a director at Collective Brands, Inc., a position he has held since 2005.