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The Container Store names Melissa Reiff CEO

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Coppell, Tx., USA - May 11, 2016, Coppell, Tx., USA - The Container Store Group, Inc., a specialty retail chain, announced that Melissa Reiff, current president and COO, will become the retailer’s chief executive officer.

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Melissa Reiff joined The Container Store as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1995 assuming the role of Executive Vice President of Stores in 2003. In early 2006, Ms. Reiff was named President and in 2013, Chief Operating Officer was added to her title.

Sharon Tindell will add President to her current Chief Merchandising Officer role.

Kip Tindell, who has served at the helm of the company since its founding in 1978, will continue as Chairman.

Jodi Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, will add Chief Administrative Officer responsibility to current role.

Ms. Taylor brought more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, investor relations, treasury, merchandise management, real estate, loss prevention, distribution operations, recruiting and human resources when she joined the Company in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer.

Melissa Collins will assume the role of Chief Marketing Officer having most recently served as the Company’s Vice President of Creative and Online.

Joining The Container Store in 1997 as an art director, Ms. Collins has held numerous positions within the retailer’s in-house creative department

Eva Gordon has been named Executive Vice President of Stores & Employee Development, most recently serving as Vice President of Stores, Training & Development, and Recruiting.

Ms. Gordon joined The Container Store in 2006 bringing two decades of retail leadership, sales and operations experience to the brand. She is expert at creating an outstanding customer experience through exceptional employee training and motivation.

In this role, she will oversee the leadership and operations of all of the Company’s stores, its new store and remodel processes, store facilities, purchasing and the recruiting, training and development of the Company’s 6,000 employees, in addition to its Contained Home in-home organization service.

Audrey Robertson has been named Executive Vice President of Culture & Strategic Assistant to the CEO, most recently serving as Vice President of Cultural Programs and Community Relations.

Since joining the Company in 1998 in a public relations capacity, Ms. Robertson has played an integral role in building the retailer’s unique brand and position as an employer of choice, including leading its 17-year ranking on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

John Thrailkill has been named Executive Vice President of IT and Business Development, most recently serving as Vice President of Store Systems & Business Development.

Since joining the Company in 1991 in full-time sales, Mr. Thrailkill has served in a wide variety of capacities ranging from store management, operations and training to marketing and e-commerce, contributing to countless company milestone developments and initiatives over the past 25 years.

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