SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November28, 2007
THE WET SEAL, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware 0-18632 33-0415940 (State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer of Incorporation) Identification No.) 26972 Burbank Foothill Ranch, California 92610 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (949) 699-3900
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 28, 2007, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of The Wet Seal, Inc. (the "Company") appointed Edmond Thomas, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, as a new member of the Board. Mr. Thomas is joining current Board members Jonathan Duskin, Sidney Horn, Harold Kahn, Kenneth Reiss, Alan Siegel, Henry Winterstern and Michael Zimmerman. Mr. Thomas will not receive any additional compensation in connection with his appointment to the Board.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
THE WET SEAL, INC.
Date: November 30, 2007 By: /s/ Steven Benrubi -------------------------- Name: Steven Benrubi Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer