Lululemon Athletica appoints Duke Stump as executive vice president, community and brand

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- lululemon athletica inc. [NASDAQ:LULU] today announced that Duke Stump has been appointed to its senior leadership team as Executive Vice-President, Community and Brand effective December 1, 2014. Mr. Stump will be responsible for continuing to build an authentic and differentiated global Brand and Community experience, and amplifying lululemon's global impact. He will report to the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Laurent Potdevin.

"This is an exciting step in the evolution of the lululemon brand," said Potdevin, "and we have full confidence that Duke's leadership will help deepen our connection with our guests and our communities as we continue on our path of global growth."

Throughout his experience in the athletic retail industry, spanning 20 years of executive leadership at Nike and Easton Sports, Mr. Stump has demonstrated how maximizing people's potential and being honest with guests can re-imagine a brand and build its community. Beyond being known as an originator of top brands, Stump is also passionate about cultivating cultures with mission and purpose. In 2006, Stump transitioned to Seventh Generation as Chief Marketing Officer to expand on his passion for shaping and defining corporate responsibility, paving the way for a career determined to spread the notion that doing well and doing the right thing are not mutually exclusive. In 2008, he moved into the role of Principal and Chief Architect at The Northstar Manifesto, a company committed to helping others become "bonfire" brands, emphasizing the role that a business conscience can play in propelling brands further on the road to growth and sustainability.

Mr. Stump and his family live on a farm in Ojai, California, and he looks forward to relocating to Vancouver. He is an athlete, having played pro hockey in Sweden. He loves running and cycling, has completed an ironman triathlon, and enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities. He is passionate about bright minds and bright ideas, having co-founded the DO Lectures US, and actively serves on several boards, including the Biomimicry Institute.

About lululemon athletica inc.

lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live long, healthy and fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information, visit