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Rick Ausick, Sam Edelman and Paul Andrew to Speak at Annual Footwear News Summit on June 2


NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 – Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS, will be well represented at the annual Footwear News Summit on June 2 in New York. The theme of this year’s summit is The Change Agents and speakers will include Rick Ausick, division president of Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman, founder of Sam Edelman Shoe and division president, and Paul Andrew, who is president and CEO of his own namesake line, as well as lead designer for the Via Spiga brand.

“These three speakers are on the frontline of the evolution of our company,” said Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Brown Shoe Company. “The strides they are making with their brands make them great representatives for this particular topic in our industry.”

Rick Ausick will address the chain’s growth, customer base, digital opportunities, Canadian expansion and family focus. Sam Edelman will discuss his career in footwear and his comeback, big items and the future of his namesake brand.

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About Brown Shoe Company                                                                                 

Brown Shoe Company is a $2.5 billion, global, footwear company whose shoes are worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life.  Our products are available virtually everywhere — in the over 1,200 Famous Footwear and Naturalizer retail stores we operate, in hundreds of major department and specialty stores, on 14 branded ecommerce sites, and on many additional third-party retail websites.  Through our broad range of products, we serve three key market segments.  Our Family brands — Famous Footwear,, and — are one-stop-shopping destinations for high quality, affordable styles for a family’s every occasion.  Active people who want comfort, style and performance can look to our Healthy Living brands — Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl's, LifeStride and Ryka.  Our Contemporary Fashion brands — Via Spiga, Vince, Sam Edelman, Franco Sarto, Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear — keep fashionistas in step with the latest trends.  At Brown Shoe Company, we inspire people to feel good and live better... feet first!



Kelly Malone
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