NOTIFICATION OF REMOVAL FROM LISTING AND/OR REGISTRATION UNDER SECTION 12(b) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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FORM 25
NOTIFICATION OF REMOVAL FROM LISTING AND/OR REGISTRATION
UNDER SECTION 12(b) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.
Commission File Number 001-07832
Issuer: PIER 1 IMPORTS INC/DE
Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE LLC
(Exact name of Issuer as specified in its charter, and name of Exchange where security is listed and/or registered)
Address: 100 Pier 1 Place
Fort Worth TEXAS 76102
Telephone number: (817) 252-8000
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Issuer's principal executive offices)
Common Stock
(Description of class of securities)
Please place an X in the box to designate the rule provision relied upon to strike the class of securities from listing and registration:
17 CFR 240.12d2-2(a)(1)
17 CFR 240.12d2-2(a)(2)
17 CFR 240.12d2-2(a)(3)
17 CFR 240.12d2-2(a)(4)
Pursuant to 17 CFR 240.12d2-2(b), the Exchange has complied with its rules to strike the class of securities from listing and/or withdraw registration on the Exchange. 1
Pursuant to 17 CFR 240.12d2-2(c), the Issuer has complied with its rules of the Exchange and the requirements of 17 CFR 240.12d-2(c) governing the voluntary withdrawal of the class of securities from listing and registration on the Exchange.
Pursuant to the requirements fo the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE LLC certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing the Form 25 and has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned duly authorized person.
2020-03-03 By Kristen Braley Analyst, Regulation
Date Name Title
1 Form 25 and attached Notice will be considered compliance with the provisions of 17 CFR 240.19d-1 as applicable. See General Instructions.
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NOTIFICATION OF THE REMOVAL FROM LISTING AND REGISTRATION OF THE STATED SECURITIES The New York Stock Exchange ('NYSE' or the 'Exchange') hereby notifies the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 'Commission') of its intention to remove the entire class of the common stock ('Common Stock') of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (the 'Company') from listing and registration on the Exchange at the opening of business on March 16, 2020, pursuant to the provisions of Rule 12d2-2(b) because, in the opinion of the Exchange, the Common Stock is no longer suitable for continued listing and trading on the Exchange. The Exchange reached its decision pursuant to Section 802.01D of the Listed Company Manual (the "Manual) based on the Company's February 17, 2020 announcement that it had commenced a voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Section 802.01D of the Manual states that the Exchange would normally give consideration to suspending or removing from the list a security of a company when 'an intent to file under any of the sections of the bankruptcy law has been announced or a filing has been made or liquidation has been authorized and the company is committed to proceed'. The Exchange, on February 18, 2020, determined that the Common Stock of the Company should be suspended from trading, and directed the preparation and filing with the Commission of this application for the removal of the Common Stock from listing and registration on the Exchange. The Company was notified by phone and letter on February 18, 2020. Pursuant to the above authorization, on February 18, 2020, a press release regarding the proposed delisting was issued and posted on the Exchange's website and trading in the Common Stock were suspended prior to the market open. The Company had a right to appeal to a Committee of the Board of Directors of the Exchange (the 'Committee') the determination to delist the Common Stock, provided that it filed a written request for such a review with the Secretary of the Exchange within ten business days of receiving notice of the delisting determination. The Company did not file such request within the specified time period. Consequently, all conditions precedent under SEC Rule 12d2-2(b) to the filing of this application have been satisfied.