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The Children’s Place to be Honored at Executive Women of New Jersey’s (EWNJ) Biennial Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast: A Seat at the Table

SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Children’s Place, Inc. (Nasdaq:PLCE), the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America, today announced that on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) will host A Seat at the Table Corporate Gender Diversity Awards Breakfast, a biennial event where the organization will recognize The Children’s Place along with 21 other companies for making the A Seat at the Table Honor Roll, a list of New Jersey public companies that have 3 or more women on their boards. The event will also feature the release of EWNJ’s report on the number of women serving on boards and in the top leadership of publicly traded companies in New Jersey.   

“We are honored to recognize this year’s A Seat at the Table Honor Roll companies. These organizations have taken steps to create corporate cultures that recognize the value that gender diversity delivers. While we still have a long way to go in ensuring that women and people of color have equal access to opportunity in top corporate leadership, we’re seeing that our work is making an impact,” explained Michellene Davis, Esq., President of EWNJ and EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas Health.

“We value gender diversity at The Children’s Place which is ingrained into our corporate culture. We are   honored to be recognized at this event as it reflects our efforts and focus in this important area,” said Jane Elfers, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Place.

“We are proud to showcase the 2017 A Seat at the Table Honor Roll companies in the third edition of our report on corporate gender diversity. This year’s report focuses on the role that outside influences such as shareholders and investors play in moving the needle on gender parity in corporate culture. We’re excited that through the report, we’ve created strategic alliances with some of these key influencers in order to expand our reach,” said Barbara E. Kauffman, Executive Vice President and COO of Newark Regional Business Partnership.

The A Seat at the Table Breakfast will also feature a keynote address by Annette Catino, former CEO and President of Qualcare Inc. and Director of Northfield Bancorp, and a presentation of PwC’s research for the report by B.J. Agugliaro, PwC Managing Partner of New Jersey.

About The Children’s Place, Inc.
The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America.  The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells at retail and wholesale, and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place,” “Place” and “Baby Place” brand names.  As of July 29, 2017, the Company operated 1,026 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, an online store at www.childrensplace.com, and had 161 international points of distribution open and operated by its 7 franchise partners in 19 countries.

Contact:  Robert Vill, Group Vice President, Finance, (201) 453-6693

Children's Place, Inc.