1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Announces Addition of Celia R. Brown to Board of Directors

CARLE PLACE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), the leading gourmet food and
floral gift provider for all occasions, today announced that Celia R.
Brown has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Brown served for
five years as EVP, Group HR Director of Willis Group, a multi-billion
dollar global, risk management and insurance brokerage company with
operations in more than 120 countries. At Willis, Ms. Brown was an
advisor to the CEO, compensation committee and Board of Directors on
talent strategy, succession planning, reward strategy, culture and
diversity. Upon the 2016 merger of Willis and Towers Watson, Ms. Brown
served as an integration advisor to the combined company.

Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM founder and Chairman, said, “We’re very
pleased to have Celia join our board of directors. Celia is a proven
strategic business leader with extensive experience in talent evaluation
and development as well as design and implementation of merger
integration programs, including cultural change and diversity strategies
and compensation strategies. We believe Celia’s broad range of
professional experience will be extremely valuable as our company
continues to grow and extend our position as a leading omni-channel,
provider of products and services for all of our customers’ gifting and
celebratory needs.”

Prior to joining Willis, Ms. Brown was with XL Capital Ltd. and its
predecessor company from 1988 through 2009 where she held numerous
positions culminating in EVP, Head of Global HR and Corporate Relations.
Prior to XL Capital Ltd., Ms. Brown was Vice President, Associate
General Counsel for JWT Group Inc. and Associate Attorney at Burns
Summit Rovins and Feldesman. Ms. Brown is a graduate of the University
of North Carolina School of Law and Emory University and serves as a
senior strategic advisor for the Darla Moore School of Business Center
for Executive Succession and a board member for the non-profit
organization Volunteer New York.

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM,

 is a leading provider of gourmet food and floral gifts for all
occasions. For the past 40 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has
been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every
occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants,
gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush
stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee® backs every
gift. The company’s Celebrations® suite
of services including Celebrations Passport® Free Shipping/No Service
Charge program, Celebrations Rewards® and Celebrations Reminderssm,
are all designed to engage with customers and deepen relationships as a
one-stop destination for all celebratory and gifting occasions. In 2016,
1-800-Flowers.com was awarded a Silver Stevie “e-Commerce Customer
Service” Award, recognizing the company’s innovative use of online
technologies and social media to service the needs of customers. In
addition, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM,
Inc. was recognized as one of Internet Retailer’s Top 300 B2B e-commerce
companies and was also recently named in Internet Retailer’s 2016 Top
Mobile 500 as one of the world’s leading mobile commerce sites. The
company was included in Internet Retailer’s 2015 Top 500 for fast
growing e-commerce companies. In 2015, 1-800-Flowers.com was named a
winner of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York State” Award by
The New York Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM). The
Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides
a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to
help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM,
Inc. “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as premium,
gift-quality fruits and other gourmet items from Harry &
David® (1-877-322-1200 or www.harryanddavid.com), popcorn
and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies
and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium
chocolates and confections from Fannie May® (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); gift
baskets and towers from 1-800- Baskets.com® (www.1800baskets.com); premium
English muffins and other breakfast treats from
Wolferman’s® (1-800-999-1910 or www.wolfermans.com);
carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.com (www.fruitbouquets.com); and
top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com).
Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for 1-800-Flowers


1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
D. Pititto, 516-237-6131
Woodall, 516-237-6028