- PRESIDIO PROMOTION: Harlan Bratcher, president of Presidio Holdings Ltd., was also named chief executive officer. In addition, he was elected to the board of the company, which was created in 2005 as a venture between Giorgio Armani SpA and Como Holdings Inc. to manage and expand the A|X Armani Exchange brand worldwide. In his expanded role, Bratcher will control all aspects of the brand's global operations and be based in New York.

- MOVING UP AT GRAFF: Diana Hall has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing at Graff USA. Hall has been with Graff since 2004 as the Chicago boutique director, a responsibility she will retain. She will assist in the development of business for Graff's five U.S. stores. In addition to Chicago, the jeweler has units in New York and Las Vegas, as well as Bal Harbour and Palm Beach, Fla. She reports to Henri Barguirdjian, president and chief executive officer of Graff USA. Prior to joining Graff, Hall was director of the Cartier boutique in Chicago.

- HARLEY BOARD ADDITION: Jochen Zeitz, chief executive officer and chairman of Puma AG, has been appointed to the board of Harley-Davidson Inc. Zeitz becomes the first European manager on the U.S. motorcycle manufacturer's 10-person board.

- NEXCEN BUYS PRETZELS: NexCen Brands Inc. has acquired the assets of Pretzel Time Franchising LLC and Pretzelmaker Franchising LLC — both wholly owned subsidiaries of Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC — for $29.4 million. NexCen, which also owns Bill Blass and Athlete's Foot, paid $22.1 million in cash and $7.3 million of NexCen common stock for the pretzel companies, which had combined revenues of $6.4 million last year. The acquisitions double the number of brands in NexCen's quick service restaurant portfolio, which includes the ice cream chains MaggieMoo's and Marble Slab Creamery.

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