FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2017--
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) today announced that effective October
4, 2017, Darla D. Ramirez, 55, the Company’s Vice President, Controller
and Principal Accounting Officer, has been named Interim Chief Financial
Officer in conjunction with the previously announced departure of
Jeffrey N. Boyer, Executive Vice President and CFO, effective October 3,
Ms. Ramirez joined Pier 1 Imports in 2005, where she has held positions
of increasing responsibility within the finance organization, including
Director of Finance and Director of Accounting Operations. In 2011, Ms.
Ramirez was named Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting
Officer of Pier 1 Imports. Earlier in her career, she held financial
roles in the media industry, most recently as Corporate Controller for
Lionheart Newspapers LLC. Ms. Ramirez earned a BBA in Accounting from
the University of Texas at Arlington.
Until a permanent CFO is appointed, Jeffrey K. Webb, Vice President of
Financial Planning and Analysis, will report to the Company’s President
and CEO, Alasdair James.
Financial Disclosure Advisory
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in
this press release or otherwise made by our management in connection
with the subject matter of this press release are forward-looking
statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995) and involve risks and uncertainties and are subject
to change based on various important factors that could cause results to
differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements
contained in this press release. A discussion of such factors can be
found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings
with the SEC. Refer to the Company’s most recent SEC filings for any
updates concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that may
affect the Company’s operations and performance. Undue reliance should
not be placed on forward-looking statements, which are only current as
of the date they are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update
or revise its forward-looking statements.
Pier 1 Imports is dedicated to offering customers exclusive,
one-of-a-kind products that reflect high quality at a great value.
Starting with a single store in 1962, Pier 1 Imports’ product is now
available in retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada and online at
pier1.com. For more information about Pier 1 Imports or to find the
nearest store, please visit pier1.com.
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