MATTHEW E. RUBEL is 50 years old and has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands since July 18, 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rubel was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Cole Haan from 1999 to July 2005. He served as Executive Vice President, J. Crew Group and Chief Executive Officer of Popular Club Plan from 1994 to 1999, and in November 1998, led the sale of Popular from J. Crew to Fingerhut. While at J. Crew Group, Mr. Rubel was responsible for all licensing and international activities as well as brand marketing and served on its Group Executive Committee. Mr. Rubel has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepe Jeans USA, and President of the Specialty Division of Revlon. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Furniture Brands International, Inc. Mr. Rubel has served as a Director of Collective Brands since July 2005.