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EX-99.1 - EXHIBIT 99.1 - XCel Brands, Inc.tv498602_ex99-1.htm




Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 10, 2018



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-37527 76-0307819
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1033 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(347) 727-2474

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers’ Arrangements of Certain Officers


On July 10, 2018, Richard Kirschenbaum resigned as a director of Xcel Brands, Inc. (the “Company”).


On July 11, 2018, James D. Fielding was appointed as a director of the Company and to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.


James D. joined our Board July 11, 2018. Since January 1, 2017, Mr. Fielding currently has served as President Consumer Products and Innovation at Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Fox Network Group, one of the major American film studios. A 25-year veteran in the consumer retail space, Fielding previously served as the Global Head of Consumer Products for Dreamworks Animation and Awesomeness TV. Prior to that, Fielding served as the CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc., where he oversaw strategic growth and international development for the retail chain’s 3,000-plus stores worldwide. Previously, he was the President of Disney Stores Worldwide, a role in which he led a $1.2 billion global business that operated 360 stores in 12 countries, as well as the e-commerce business. Prior to his 11-year tenure at the Walt Disney Company, Fielding served as General Merchandise Manager for the co-ed division of Lands’ End. He previously held several key roles in the merchandising world at companies such as the Gap, the J. Peterman Company and Dayton-Hudson.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1Press Release of XCel Brands, Inc. dated July 12, 2018







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


By: /s/ James F. Haran  
  Name: James F. Haran  
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  


Date: July 16, 2018