By  on February 20, 2014

Engaged Capital is showing some muscle, pushing for more independence in the makeup of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s board.

The hedge fund, which owns nearly 0.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Abercrombie, on Thursday disclosed its five nominees for election to the Abercrombie board at this year’s annual meeting. The five are Alexander P. Brick, former chief executive officer of Specialty Retail Group; Robert D. Huth, former ceo of David’s Bridal; Michael W. Kramer, former chief operating officer of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and former ceo of Kellwood Co., as well as a former executive at Abercrombie; Diane L. Neal, former ceo of Bath & Body Works and the former president at Mervyn Stores when owned by Target Corp., and Glenn W. Welling, chief investment officer and managing member of Engaged Capital.

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