Hudson's Bay Company Names Acting Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO & NEW YORK, Jan 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hudson's Bay CompanyCA:HBC -1.18% announced that effective today Michael Culhane, HBC's Chief Financial Officer, is on a personal leave of absence from the Company. Also effective today, Donald Watros, Chief Operating Officer of HBC, has assumed the additional responsibilities of acting Chief Financial Officer.

About Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), founded in 1670, is North America's longest continually operated company. Today, HBC offers customers an unparalleled range of retailing categories and shopping experiences internationally. In Canada, HBC operates Hudson's Bay, Canada's largest department store with 90 full-line locations and one outlet store as well as , unsurpassed in its fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands. HBC also operates Home Outfitters, Canada's largest home specialty superstore with 69 locations across the country.

In the United States, HBC operates Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, renowned for its superlative designer collections and first-rate fashion expertise. Saks Fifth Avenue comprises 41 full-line stores in 22 states, five international licensed stores, , 72 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and . HBC also operates Lord & Taylor, a leading department store chain with 49 full-line store locations throughout the northeastern United States, in two major cities in the Midwest and in Boca Raton, Florida, four Lord & Taylor outlet locations and . Hudson's Bay Company banners provide stylish, quality merchandise with a dedicated focus on service excellence. Hudson's Bay Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HBC".

SOURCE: Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company Investor Relations: Lucas Evans, 416-861-4444Senior Vice President, Treasury & Investor Relations [email protected] or Media Contact:Stephanie Thornbury, 416-436-8086VP Communications [email protected]

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