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PIER 1 IMPORTS, INC.
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the Annual Meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials which contain important information and are available to you on the Internet or by mail. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy materials include the Pier 1 Imports, Inc. 2018 Annual Report, which includes Pier 1 Imports, Inc.s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 3, 2018, Notice of Annual Meeting, and 2018 Proxy Statement, all of which are available at:
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Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), will be held at the Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Mezzanine Level, Conference Center Room C, 100 Pier 1 Place, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Items to be considered at the meeting:
|Proposal No. 1||To elect as directors the nine nominees named in the Proxy Statement to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified.|
|Proposal No. 2||To adopt a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve the compensation of Pier 1 Imports named executive officers as disclosed pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion in the Proxy Statement under the caption Compensation.|
|Proposal No. 3||To ratify the audit committees engagement of Ernst & Young LLP as Pier 1 Imports independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2019.|
To transact any other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the meeting.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the election as a director of each of the nominees named in Proposal No. 1 and a vote FOR Proposal Nos. 2 and 3.
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on April 27, 2018 as the record date (the Record Date) for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
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Shareholders of record as of the Record Date are encouraged and cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to vote in person. Instructions on attending, gaining admission and voting at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders can be found in the Proxy Statement.
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