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As a both a leader and trendsetter in the home fashions industry, Domain has always received substantial press coverage. In addition to Domain Home Fashions, the charitable and entrepreneurial activities of the founder of Domain, Judy George, have won the company plaudits as a civic leader and as an advocate of women entrepreneurship. Below are just a few of the recent press releases and other articles written about Domain.

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--Award Recognizes Outstanding Entrepreneurial Leadership--

Boston, MA, June 27, 2003 -- One of the nation’s most dynamic women, role models and business leaders, Judy George, the Founder and CEO of Domain Home Fashions and Director of U.S. Retail Operations of Aga PLC has been named a 2003 Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year for Consumer and Retail Products, it was announced at the 17th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Banquet held last night at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Worldwide authority on home fashion and lifestyle and business development and career advancement, Judy George is the originator of Domain Home Fashions, one of the most exciting specialty home furnishings concepts in the United States. She is also the head of all retail operations for Aga PLC, of the United Kingdom, a global kitchen products company that is best known for its legendary Aga cookers.

Judy George opened the first Domain store in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in 1986 with the founding vision-- which remains the guiding force--create an intimate personal environment to show fully accessorized rooms that previously could only be accomplished with the help of an interior designer. Based on Judy George’s vision, leadership in the home furnishings marketplace and the public recognition and trust engendered by Ms. George with her customers, Domain was acquired by Aga PLC in March 2002 and Ms. George was named to the Board of Aga PLC and as its Director for all U.S. consumer brands. Under Ms. George’s direction, Domain and Aga are rolling out the “Domain with Aga” concept featuring Aga’s legendary cookers and accessories in stylishly Domain designed Great Rooms.

In accepting the Award, Ms. George said, “ The timing of this award-- coinciding with the launch of ‘the new Domain’-- could not be more exciting to me. With the marriage of Aga and Domain, we are pioneering another new concept in home furnishings never before offered to the consumer.” Continuing, Ms. George expressed her personal sentiments, “This event represents something very personal and heartfelt to me. You are lucky when you marry the right man, when you have 4 beautiful children, who marry the right partners, and from that come 9 beautiful grandchildren. And they are all here tonight to celebrate this wonderful evening with me; and I thank Ernst and Young for making it all possible.”

Judy George has been acknowledged for her contributions to the retail industry, women in business and the communities in which Domain operates. She has been featured in The Pursuit of Wow, by Tom Peters; Making a Life, Making a Living by Dr. Mark Albion and The Arc of Ambition by James Champy and Nitin Nohria. President Clinton recognized Ms. George twice: in 1993 she was chosen to participate in the NAFTA Conference and in 1996 was selected to participate in the first –of- its- kind Women in Trade Business Development Mission to Amsterdam and London, representing U.S. women CEOs. Ms. George has received numerous awards and is a frequent speaker.

She is the author of The Domain Book of Intuitive Design in which she identifies four different personality types and explores how they express themselves through their aesthetic choices. Her second book, The Intuitive Businesswoman explores the same concept with women and businesses.

In November, New England’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients will compete with Award Recipients in 48 other regions for national awards at the National Entrepreneur Of the Year Conference in Palm Springs, California. Past New England regional award recipients who have won national awards include Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s; Jim Koch of Boston Beer Company; Joanna Lau of Lau Technologies; Leon Gorman of L.L. Bean Inc; Patricia Gallup of PC Connection; George Hatsopoulos of Thermo Electron Corporation and Michael Kittredge of Yankee Candle Co., Inc., Inc. among others.

The Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are sponsored by The British Midlands; The Boston Business Journal; Citigroup Private Bank; Hale and Dorr LLP; Robert Scott and Marsh.

About Domain Home Fashions: Founded in 1985, Domain operates 27 retail stores from Boston to Washington, D.C. Domain became a subsidiary of British-based Aga PLC in March 2002. Well-loved for its decorator looks, fully accessorized displays and classic European style furnishings, Domain has won numerous industry and customer awards. For more information, please visit: and

Photographs of Judy George are available. Please contact Sue Beddia at Domain Home Fashions At 781-769-9130 ext. 205, or visit www.domain-home/company_info/press/images.


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