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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2015



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


Appointment of Officer

Effective May 17, 2015, Destination XL Group, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed John F. Cooney, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer.  Peter H. Stratton, Jr., Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, has served as Chief Accounting Officer since August 28, 2009.  


Mr. Cooney, 32, joined the Company in November 2010 as the Company's Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting.  On June 1, 2014, Mr. Cooney was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cooney was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, which he joined in August 2004.  Mr. Cooney received a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College and a M.S. in Accounting from Boston College and is a CPA licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  


The Company entered into an Employment Agreement, effective May 17, 2015 (the "Employment Agreement"), with Mr. Cooney, which remains in effect until terminated by either party. The Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Cooney will be paid a base salary of $210,000 per year. Mr. Cooney will also be eligible to participate in the Company's Annual Incentive Plan at 20% of his actual annual base salary, as defined in that plan, and in its 2013-2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan and the 2016 Destination XL Group, Inc. Long-Term Incentive Wrap-Around Plan at a target incentive rate of 50% of his combined actual annual base earnings, as defined in that plan.


The Employment Agreement provides that in the event that Mr. Cooney’s employment is terminated by the Company at any time for any reason other than "justifiable cause" (as defined in the Employment Agreement), disability or death, the Company is required to pay to him his then current base salary for  five months after the effectiveness of such termination. In the event Mr. Cooney's employment is terminated at any time during the twelve months following a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement) other than for "justifiable cause," the Company must pay him an amount equal to twelve months of base salary in effect at any time during the six month period ending on the date of the Change of Control, subject to mitigation in accordance with the terms of the Employment Agreement. Mr. Cooney has also agreed to maintain the confidentiality of the Company's confidential information and not to compete with the Company while his Employment Agreement is in effect and for a period of one year thereafter.


In connection with Mr. Cooney’s appointment to Chief Accounting Officer, on May 20, 2015, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved a grant of 10,000 shares of restricted stock to Mr. Cooney.  The restricted shares, with a fair value equal to the closing price of the Company’s stock on May 20, 2015, will vest ratably in equal annual installments over three years, with the first one-third vesting on May 20, 2016.








Item 7.01 −Regulation FD Disclosure

The Company will be presenting a slide presentation at upcoming investor conferences. A copy of the slides is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.

The slides include financial information not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“Non−GAAP Financial Measures”). The Company believes that these Non−GAAP Financial Measures are useful as an additional means for investors to evaluate the Company’s operating results, when reviewed in conjunction with the Company’s GAAP financial statements. A reconciliation of the Non−GAAP Financial Measures to financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP, as required by Regulation G, is included as Appendix A to the investor presentation.


The full slide presentation is also available on the investor relations page of the Company’s website at www.destinationxl.com.


The slides contained in the exhibit include statements intended as “forward−looking statements,” which are subject to the cautionary statement about forward−looking statements set forth in the exhibit.


The slides contained in the attached exhibit are being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Regulation FD and accordingly will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The furnishing of these slides is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by the Company that the information in the slide presentation is material or complete, or that investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to the Company.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.Description



DXLG –Investor Presentation May 2015







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.











May 21, 2015


/s/ Robert S. Molloy




Robert S. Molloy




Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary




Slide 1

May 20, 2015 Red Mountain Annual L.P. Meeting

Slide 2

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AND NON-GAAP MEASURES Forward Looking Statements: Certain information contained in this presentation, including, but not limited to, future store projections of sales per square foot, gross margin, occupancy and selling, general administrative expenses, EBITDA from continuing operations as well four-wall cash flow, constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. The discussion of forward-looking information requires management of the Company to make certain estimates and assumptions regarding the Company's strategic direction and the effect of such plans on the Company's financial results. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: the failure to implement the Company's business plan for increased profitability and growth in the Company's retail stores sales and direct-to-consumer business, the failure to achieve improvement in the Company's competitive position, changes in or miscalculation of fashion trends, extreme or unseasonable weather conditions, economic downturns, a weakness in overall consumer demand, trade and security restrictions and political or financial instability in countries where goods are manufactured, increases in raw material costs from inflation and other factors, the interruption of merchandise flow from the Company's distribution facility, competitive pressures, and the adverse effects of natural disasters, war, acts of terrorism or threats of either, or other armed conflict, on the United States and international economies. These, and other risks and uncertainties, are detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015 filed on March 25, 2015 and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no duty to update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Non-GAAP Measures: EBITDA, EBITDA from continuing operations and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures. The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful as additional means for investors to evaluate the Company's operating results, when reviewed in conjunction with the Company's GAAP financial statements. Please see Appendix A for additional information concerning these non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation to their respective GAAP measures.

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INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS Dominant position as the largest big-and-tall specialty retailer Experience in our markets drives new-store success Destination XL store concept drives high forward comps, long-term sales growth Declining execution risk Increasing operating leverage

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Only 4 stores owned by next-largest competitor DXL Owns the big & tall space 353 Total stores Note: Online traffic share as of April 2015 based on third-party market research #1 In online and brick-and-mortar big & tall sales We have been the only successful market entrant No competitor even comes close 58% Online traffic share

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LARGEST SELECTION OF BIG AND TALL BRANDS 10 Private label brands 58 Apparel brands 54 Shoe brands 22 Exclusive brands

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Years of Casual Male and DXL store experience differentiates DXL from other retail rollouts MARKET EXPERIENCE DRIVING HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL STORE ROLLOUT First-hand knowledge of existing markets is crucial as we open new DXL stores in those markets Casual Male legacy experience provides years of proprietary sales, sizing and customer data Enables DXL to more precisely meet new-store criteria Yields extremely high store success rate 1 underperforming store in 150 openings

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DXL STORES INCREASING SHARE OF PORTFOLIO 2013 2014 Year # Casual Male and Rochester Stores Casual Male and Rochester Stores SF # DXL Stores DXL SF DXL SF Differential 2012 364 1,349,000 48 475,000 (874,000) 2013 260 968,000 99 915,000 (53,000) 2014 215 796,000 138 1,179,000 383,000 2015E 174 640,000 178 1,460,000 820,000 2016E 143 525,000 208 1,659,000 1,134,000 2017E 117 423,000 233 1,809,000 1,386,000

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DXL Year 1 DXL Year 2 DXL Year 3 DXL Year 4 DXL Year 5 Sales per square foot $150 $170 $190 $205 $220 Gross margin, net of occupancy costs 42.0% 44.0% 45.0% 46.0% 47.0% SG&A as a % of sales 26.0% 22.0% 21.0% 21.0% 20.0% Four-wall cash flow 16.0% 22.0% 24.0% 25.0% 27.0% IMPROVED 5-YEAR PROFITABILITY 1Average store results 2Average store pro forma estimate 1 2 1 1 1 Currently have sales for 31 DXL stores above $200 in sales psf

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DXL CONCEPT drives long-term sales growth, high forward comps Destination XL stores mature over a five-year period 1based on the average actual performance of DXL stores in years 1-4, with pro forma estimate in year 5

Slide 10

DXL CONCEPT drives long-term sales growth, high forward comps 1Historical average of store results 5-Year Same-Store CAGR = 8%

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IMPRESSIVE DXL DOUBLE-DIGIT COMP SALES (29 stores) (36 stores) (48 stores) (52 stores) (61 stores) (73 stores) (93 stores) 7 quarters of double-digit comp sales increases

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Increasing Operating Leverage 2015E based on midpoint of the Company’s guidance; 2016E based on internal estimates EBITDA from continuing operations is a non-GAAP measure. See Appendix A for a reconciliation from its comparable GAAP measure

Slide 13

DXL CONCEPT GREATER GROWTH POTENTIAL THAN LEGACY STORES 460 stores (only 4 DXL stores) in 2010, compared with an estimated 350 stores (with 210 DXL stores) in 2016 Average age of all stores = 14.3 yrs in 2010, compared with only 3.5 yrs for DXL stores in 2016 CMXL $175 sales per sq. ft at maturity; DXL > $200 sales psf and growing at maturity Federal tax NOLs of $130.5 million at Jan. 31, 2015 *EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See Appendix A for a reconciliation from its comparable GAAP measure

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STRONG FREE CASH FLOW* TREND 2014 2015E 2013 2012 Neg. Free Cash Flow Pos. Free Cash Flow EBITDA CAPEX / Interest DXL historical stock price from 1/3/2012 to 5/18/2015 *Free Cash Flow is a non-GAAP measure and is calculated by taking cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. $3.39 1/3/12 $7.14 10/25/13 $4.70 5/18/15

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HIGHLY CONCENTRATED OWNERSHIP 2015 2014 2013 Top 10 Investors As of 3/31/15 Investor Name Position Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC 7,522,354 RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc. 6,940,311 Glenhill Capital Management, LLC 4,715,208 Holtzman (Seymour) 4,475,658 Advisory Research, Inc. (Piper Jaffray Companies) 2,844,974 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. 2,337,564 Prescott Group Capital Management, LLC 2,121,628 Punch & Associates Investment Management, Inc. 1,930,270 Dimensional Fund Advisors, L.P. 1,723,886 The Vanguard Group, Inc. 1,477,903 Shares held by top 10 investors 36,089,756 Top 10 as % of shares outstanding 71% Total shares outstanding 50,694,980

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Summary Dominant position as the largest big-and-tall specialty retailer Our experience in existing markets drives new-store success Destination XL store concept drives high forward comps, long-term sales growth Significant growth opportunities beyond current plan

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NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION In addition to Operating Income (Loss) determined in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Company uses non−GAAP financial measures, such as “EBITDA from continuing operations,” in assessing its operating performance. The Company believes that this non−GAAP measure serves as an appropriate measure to be used in evaluating the performance of its business. The Company defines free cash flow as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. The Company defines EBITDA as Earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA from continuing operations is before other income (expense) and discontinued operations. EBITDA and EBITDA from continuing operations as defined by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company does not intend for non−GAAP financial measures to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following table provides a reconciliation of Net income (loss), on a GAAP basis, to EBITDA and EBITDA from continuing operations and Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations, on a non-GAAP basis (in millions) Appendix A (in millions) Fiscal 2010 Fiscal 2014* Sales $388.7 $414 Net income (loss), on a GAAP basis $15.4 $-12.3 Add back: Provision (benefit) for income taxes 0.7 0.2 Interest Expense 0.7 2.1 Depreciation and amortization 13.2 24 EBITDA $30 $14.1 Other income (expense) Income (loss) from discontinued operations -2 -1.1000000000000001 EBITDA from continuing operations $32 $15.2 EBITDA Margin from continuing operations 8.2% 3.7% * Column does not foot due to rounding

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INVESTOR CONTACT Jeffrey Unger V. P. Investor Relations Destination XL Group, Inc. jeffunger@usa.net 561-482-9715 (o) Ÿ 561-543-9806 (c) www.DestinationXL.com