Fossil Group, Inc. Names Eric Anderson to Executive Leadership Team

RICHARDSON, Texas, June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOSL) (the “Company”) announced that Eric Anderson has joined its leadership team as Executive Vice President of Portfolio Brands. He will assume oversight and responsibility for Fossil Group’s portfolio of licensed brands which includes Michael Kors, kate spade new york, Armani, Diesel, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs and others. Eric brings over 25 years of brand management experience to Fossil Group, including 18 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Luxottica Group, where he most recently served as President and General Manager of LensCrafters North America.

Kosta Kartsotis, Chief Executive Officer, commented on the addition. “We are very excited to add Eric to our leadership team and look forward to leveraging his experience managing a portfolio of diverse brands to drive Fossil Group's growth. Specifically, his experience with retail, developing omni-channel strategies and his ability to implement digital initiatives that enhance customer engagement align perfectly with our strategic objectives. We are very glad Eric joined us at Fossil Group and anticipate his contributions will strengthen our leadership position in our core business while also delivering long-term growth.”

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About Fossil Group, Inc.
Fossil Group, Inc. is a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer lifestyle and fashion accessories. The Company's principal offerings include an extensive line of men's and women's fashion watches and jewelry sold under a diverse portfolio of proprietary and licensed brands, handbags, small leather goods and accessories. The Company's products are sold to department stores, specialty retail stores and specialty watch and jewelry stores in the U.S. and in approximately 150 countries worldwide through 23 Company-owned foreign sales subsidiaries and a network of approximately 80 independent distributors. The Company also distributes its products in over 600 Company-owned and operated retail stores, through its international e-commerce websites and through the Company's U.S. e-commerce website at Certain press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company is also available at

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