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Toys”R”Us, Inc. Appoints Andre Javes President, Asia Pacific

Toys”R”Us, Inc., today announced the appointment of Andre Javes as President, Toys”R”Us, Asia Pacific, effective May 27. In this role, he will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s growing number of stores in Japan, Southeast Asia, Greater China and Australia, and he will be responsible for the profitability and success of the company in these markets. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon.

A seasoned retail executive with more than 30 years of merchandising and management experience, Mr. Javes most recently served as Managing Director, Toys”R”Us, Southeast Asia and Greater China, where he oversaw all operations and business activities for the company’s more than 170 wholly owned stores and approximately 2,500 employees in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

“Since joining Toys”R”Us, Andre has made significant contributions to the continued growth and success of our business throughout Asia and Australia,” said Mr. Brandon. “With his extensive retail background, drive for results, commitment to building and leading high-performing teams and proven track record, we expect to further grow and strengthen our brands’ position in the global marketplace.”