New York / NY. (cbs) Cupcake specialty retailer Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Frederick G. Kraegel as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Company also announced that Edward M. Slezak has been appointed as permanent Chief Executive Officer and Ronda S. Kase has been named Secretary. Slezak has been leading the Company as interim Chief Executive Officer in addition to his duties as General Counsel and Kase has been serving as Assistant Secretary in addition to her duties as Corporate Compliance Officer. Slezak is also a member of the Company´s Board of Directors. In addition, the Company announced that it will release fourth quarter 2013 financial results on March 19 after the market close. «The Crumbs´ Board of Directors has great confidence that under the guidance of Kraegel and with Slezak´s leadership, the Company is well positioned for the future», said Len Potter, Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. The first Crumbs Bake Shop opened in March 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is well known for its innovative and oversized gourmet cupcakes. The Company currently has 65 locations in twelve states and the District of Columbia.