True Religion Apparel Inc. late Thursday said that Michael Egeck had been hired as its new president.

Egeck, who will take over June 4, comes to True Religion from VF Corp.'s multi-brand coalition, where he was president. He was also chief executive of Seven For All Mankind, a VF acquisition.

At True Religion, a Vernon premium denim maker and retailer, he will replace Michael Buckley, who had been president since 2006 and is leaving to pursue other interests.

“True Religion is developing into a global lifestyle brand with multiple growth platforms, including retail stores, wholesale distribution, licensing and international business through subsidiaries, joint ventures, and franchises,” Chief Executive Jeffrey Lubell said in a statement. “Mike Egeck has experience and proven success growing a number of premium, global brands over his career, and he will certainly elevate our ability to expand our businesses.

True Religion shares earlier closed down 62 cents, or 2 percent, to $28.93 in the Nasdaq.

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