Destination XL Group, Inc. Names Nancy Youssef to Head Global Franchise Strategy

CANTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Destination
XL Group, Inc.
(NASDAQ: DXLG), the largest omni-channel specialty
retailer of big and tall men’s apparel, announced today that Nancy
Youssef has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice
president, international business development. Youssef, formerly vice
president, international business development for Genesco Inc., will be
responsible for the international expansion of the Destination XL
franchise.


“Nancy’s successful experience in international retail franchising makes
her the ideal choice to lead our global expansion strategy,” said
President and CEO David Levin. “Based on our success with the DXL
concept domestically, we now see an opportunity to embark on an
international strategy. Nancy will begin to build the framework for our
international franchise model strategy, with a plan to launch initial
stores in 2017.”

Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was vice president,
international business development since 2009 for NYSE-listed Genesco,
Inc. where she was responsible for growing the footwear and apparel
retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role she
successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more
than two dozen countries around the world. Prior to that, she served as
senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and
also has led business development for fashion apparel and accessories
importer and distributor SAS-Egypt. Youssef earned her B.S. in Marketing
from The Pennsylvania State University with focuses in Accounting and
French & International Studies.

About Destination XL Group, Inc.

Destination XL Group, Inc. is the largest omni-channel specialty
retailer of big & tall men’s apparel with store locations throughout the
United States and London, England. The retailer operates under five
brands: Destination XL®, Casual Male XL, Rochester Clothing, ShoesXL and
LivingXL. The Company also operates e-commerce sites at www.destinationxl.com
and www.bigandtall.com.
With more than 2,000 private label and name brand styles to choose from,
big and tall customers are provided with a unique blend of wardrobe
solutions not available at traditional retailers. The Company is
headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. For more information, please
visit the Company’s investor relations website: http://investor.destinationxl.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements and information contained in this press release
constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws,
specifically statements regarding the Company’s international expansion
strategy. The discussion of forward-looking information requires
management of the Company to make certain estimates and assumptions
regarding the Company’s strategic direction and the effect of such plans
on the Company’s financial results. The Company’s actual results and the
implementation of its plans and operations may differ materially from
forward-looking statements made by the Company. The Company encourages
readers of forward-looking information concerning the Company to refer
to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 25,
2015, that set forth certain risks and uncertainties that may have an
impact on future results and direction of the Company, including risks
relating to the Company’s execution of its DXL strategy and ability to
grow its market share, its ability to predict customer tastes and
fashion trends, its ability to forecast sales growth trends
and
its ability to compete successfully in the United States men’s big and
tall apparel market. Forward-looking statements contained in this press
release speak only as of the date of this release. Subsequent events or
circumstances occurring after such date may render these statements
incomplete or out of date. The Company undertakes no obligation and
expressly disclaims any duty to update such statements.

Contacts

Destination XL Group, Inc.
Jeff Unger, 561-482-9715
Vice
President Investor Relations