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February 16, 2017

Former Best Buy and Williams-Sonoma executive Sharon L. McCollam Named to Hallmark Board of Directors

Sharon L. McCollam, former executive vice president and chief administrative and chief financial officer of Best Buy Co., Inc., and former executive vice president and chief operating and chief financial officer of Williams-Sonoma Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of Hallmark Cards, Inc.

“With our diversified global portfolio of businesses, Sharon’s deep understanding of product, retail and technology will be invaluable as we continue to pursue product innovation and new business opportunities to unleash the power of the Hallmark and Crayola brands,” said Don Hall, vice chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “Sharon has a long history of creating high performance cultures and building brands, and she will be an important contributor to Hallmark’s future.”

“Hallmark is an iconic brand that is built on a foundation of core values that I believe in and admire,” said McCollam. “They take pride in exceeding customer expectations, respecting and valuing their people, and maintaining the highest levels of integrity in everything they do. I am so proud to be joining this team and thrilled to be able to leverage my broad retail and consumer expertise to help Hallmark pursue its vision of the future and strengthen and grow its legacy of enriching people’s lives.”

McCollam most recently served as executive vice president, chief administrative and chief financial officer of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY). In this role, McCollam has been broadly recognized as the co-pilot of the company’s Renew Blue transformation which has been praised by the investment community as one of the foremost turnarounds in the retail sector. McCollam served in this role from 2012 to 2016.

McCollam previously served as executive vice president, chief operating and chief financial officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) and in 2010 was appointed to the board of directors. She retired from the company in 2012.

McCollam today serves as a member of the board of directors of and Sutter Health.

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JiaoJiao Shen
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family-owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and employing more than 20,000 worldwide, the company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. The Hallmark business designs and sells greeting cards, gifts, ornaments and gift packaging in more than 30 languages with distribution in nearly 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops worldwide, including a network of company-owned and independently owned Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and creative play toys designed to spark children’s creativity around the globe. Hallmark Media operates three cable networks – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Mystery and Hallmark Family – as well as Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription video on-demand streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark’s headquarters. For more information, visit Connect on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.