SEC Form 4
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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||Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue.
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
|C/O PIER 1 IMPORTS, INC.|
|100 PIER 1 PLACE|
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
PIER 1 IMPORTS INC/DE
[ PIR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
||Officer (give title below)
||Other (specify below)
|Exec VP-Global Supply Chain|
3. Date of Earliest Transaction
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
||Form filed by One Reporting Person
||Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
|Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned|
|1. Title of Security (Instr.
||2. Transaction Date
||2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any
||3. Transaction Code (Instr.
||4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr.
3, 4 and 5)
Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr.
3 and 4)
||6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
||(A) or (D)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned|
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
|1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr.
||2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security
||3. Transaction Date
||3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any
||4. Transaction Code (Instr.
Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr.
3, 4 and 5)
||6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
||7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr.
3 and 4)
||8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr.
Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr.
||10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
||Amount or Number of Shares
|Explanation of Responses:|
||/s/ Michael R. Benkel By: George R. McKown, III, Atty-in-Fact
||** Signature of Reporting Person
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|* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person,
|** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations
18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).|
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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby
constitutes and appoints each of Michael A. Carter and George R.
McKown, III, signing singularly, the undersigned's true and lawful
(1) prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the
undersigned's behalf, and submit to the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Form ID,
including amendments thereto, and any other documents
necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords
enabling the undersigned to make electronic filings with the
SEC of reports required by Section 16(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 or any rule or regulation of the SEC;
(2) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the
undersigneds capacity as an officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
(the Company), Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section
16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules
thereunder, and any other forms or reports the undersigned may
be required to file in connection with the undersigneds
ownership, acquisition, or disposition of securities of the
(3) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete
and execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5, or other such form or
report, and timely file such form or report with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock
exchange or similar authority; and
(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection
with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-
fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or
legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that
the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of
the undersigned pursuant to this Limited Power of Attorney
shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full
power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing
whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the
exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully
to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if
personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or
such attorney-in-facts substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully
do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the
rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges
that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity
at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the
Company assuming, any of the undersigneds responsibilities to
comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This Limited Power of Attorney supersedes and replaces any power of
attorney previously executed by the undersigned with respect to the
above subject matter. This Limited Power of Attorney shall remain
in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer
required to file Forms 3, 4, and/or 5 with respect to the
undersigneds holdings of and transactions in securities issued by
the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed
writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact or superseded
and replaced by a later dated power of attorney.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Limited Power
of Attorney to be executed as of this 24th day September, 2018.
/s/ Michael R. Benkel
Michael R. Benkel
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF TARRANT
Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally
appeared Michael R. Benkel, known to me to be the person whose
name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged
to me that he executed the same for the purposes and consider-
ation therein expressed.
Given under my hand and seal of office this 24th day of September,
(seal) /s/ Janet V. Holbrook
Notary Public in and for the
State of Texas
My commission expires: 6-20-2020