BURLINGTON, N.J., Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL), a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, announced that Jessica Rodriguez, the President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Networks, and Chief Marketing Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), is joining its Board of Directors and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective today. 

Tom Kingsbury, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Jessica to our Board.  She is a dynamic operational leader and has a proven track record in branding and marketing.  Jessica brings a deep understanding of the needs of consumers, and I believe that her insights and expertise will add value as we move forward and continue to execute our growth strategy.” 

“I am excited to join the Board and look forward to working with Tom and the Burlington team,” said Ms. Rodriguez.  “The Company has had a great deal of success through its clear focus on bringing tremendous value to its customers while managing its business with discipline and strong execution.  I am eager to contribute to the Company's continued success.”

About Jessica Rodriguez

Ms. Rodriguez has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Networks since January 2018 and, since 2014, as Chief Marketing Officer for Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.  As President and Chief Operating Officer of UCI Networks, Ms. Rodriguez oversees the daily operations of UCI’s television networks and plays an integral role in developing and executing the networks’ strategies.  As Chief Marketing Officer of UCI, Ms. Rodríguez oversees research, consumer branding and messaging, corporate marketing, branding initiatives and campaigns, and branding analytics, among other functions.  Prior to her current roles at Univision, Ms. Rodriguez served as Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling & Promotions Officer from 2012 through 2014 and as Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling & Promotions, Cable Networks, from 2011 through 2012.  Ms. Rodriguez served in various other positions with Univision from 2001 through 2011.  Throughout her career, she has received various honors including being recognized in Variety Magazine’s 2017 Marketing Impact Report and as the recipient of the 2017 Women of Distinction Award by Girl Scouts of Greater New York for her service as a role model of ethical leadership, among others. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Finance from Fordham University.

About Burlington Stores, Inc.

Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2017 revenue of $6.1 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operated 651 stores as of the end of the second quarter of Fiscal 2018, inclusive of an internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 65% off other retailers' prices every day, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home and coats.

For more information about the Company, visit www.Burlington.com.

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