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Form 8-K for STEVEN MADDEN, LTD.


10-Apr-2014

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Expansion of the Board

By unanimous action of the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Steven Madden, Ltd. (the "Company"), on April 10, 2014, the Board, upon the recommendation of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, determined to expand the size of the Board from seven members to eight members, such expansion to be effective as of April 28, 2014, the day prior to the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting.

Appointment of New Director

On April 10, 2014, by unanimous action of the Board, also upon the recommendation of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, the Board appointed Robert Smith to fill the newly-created directorship resulting from the increase in the authorized number of directors constituting the Board from seven members to eight members, such appointment to be effective as of April 28, 2014, the day prior to the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting. Upon the recommendation of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, the Board determined that Mr. Smith is independent under the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market. No committee appointments for Mr. Smith have yet been made.

Since 2013, Mr. Smith has been Chief Merchandising Officer for Haddad Brands, a global children's apparel and accessories licensing partner for iconic American brands such as Levi's, Hurley, Nike, Jordan and Converse. Prior to 2013, from 2010 through 2012, Mr. Smith held the position of Executive Vice President, Merchandising for Limited Brands, Victoria's Secret Direct, the largest direct-to-consumer women's apparel retailer in the United States. From 1998 through 2010, Mr. Smith held various senior merchandising positions at Macy's Inc. beginning with Vice President, Merchandise Manager, Macy's West and culminating with Executive Vice President, Merchandising for Juniors, Kids, Intimate Apparel, Dresses, Suits, Coats and Swimwear. Prior to 1998, Mr. Smith was a Merchandiser for XOXO Apparel Company and, from 1990 through 1996, Mr. Smith held various positions with Burdine's Department Stores. Mr. Smith holds a BA in Marketing from Michigan State University.

The expansion of the Board and the appointment of Mr. Smith were effected as part of the Company's corporate governance planning.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Smith and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director nor are there any disclosable arrangements under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

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