Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. has appointed George R. Mrkonic to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Mrkonic is the retired president and vice chairman of Borders Group, Inc., having previously served as a director from 1994 to 2004, vice chairman from December 1994 until January 2002 and president from December 1994 until January 1997. He also serves as a director for AutoZone, Inc., Brinker International, Inc., and Nashua Corporation.

Sally Frame Kasaks, CEO of the company, stated, “I am very pleased to have George Mrkonic join our Board of Directors. We believe he will be a great asset to our Board and to our business.”

Mr. Mrkonic's appointment takes the size of the company's Board of Directors to eight members. He will serve as a Class I Director for a term of office expiring at the company's annual meeting of shareholders in 2009.