People: Pier 1 Imports Inc (PIR)

PIR on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terry London

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Alexander Smith

61 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Turner

57 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President

Eric Hunter

40 2013 Executive Vice President - Marketing

Gregory Humenesky

62 2005 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Michael Benkel

45 2012 Executive Vice President - Planning and Allocations

Catherine David

50 2009 Executive Vice President - Merchandising

Sharon Leite

51 2014 Executive Vice President - Sales and Customer Experience

Michael Carter

55 2014 Senior Vice President - Compliance, General Counsel, Secretary

Laura Coffey

47 2014 Senior Vice President - Planning

Ann Sardini

64 2013 Director

Claire Babrowski

57 2011 Independent Director

Cheryl Bachelder

58 2012 Independent Director

Hamish Dodds

57 2011 Independent Director

Brendan Hoffman

45 2011 Independent Director

Cynthia McCague

63 2013 Independent Director

Michael Peel

64 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terry London

Mr. Terry E. London is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. During fiscal 2014, Mr. London served as the non-executive chairman of the board and as a member of the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. A certified public accountant and president of the London Broadcasting Company, Inc., Mr. London provides the board with significant finance, accounting, media, and public company board knowledge and experience. Mr. London was voted the Broadcaster of the Year in 2011 by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. Earlier in his career, Mr. London served as president and chief executive officer, as well as chief financial and administrative officer, of Gaylord Entertainment Company. Mr. London currently serves as a director of Johnson Outdoors, Inc. and previously served as a director of Bass Pro Shops, Inc.

Alexander Smith

Mr. Alexander W. Smith is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since February 2007. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of retail and international branding experience. Prior to joining Pier 1 Imports, Mr. Smith served as Group President of the TJX Companies, Inc., where he oversaw the operations and development of Home Goods, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx plus a number of corporate functions. He was instrumental in the development of the TK Maxx stores in Great Britain and ran its international operations. Mr. Smith also has served as a director of Papa John’s International, Inc., including service as chairman of its compensation committee and as a member of its audit committee, and has served as a director of Tumi Holdings, Inc. since December 2013.

Charles Turner

Mr. Charles H. Turner is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. He was named Senior Executive Vice President of the Company in April 2012 and has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 1999. Mr. Turner has served the Company for 22 years in key executive capacities, including Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Stores and Controller. Mr. Turner first became an officer of the Company in 1992 when he was named Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, he was Group Controller for JC Penney and a Senior Manager for KPMG Peat Marwick.

Eric Hunter

Mr. Eric W. Hunter is a Executive Vice President - Marketing of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Mr. Hunter brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing experience to Pier 1 Imports. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and acting chief marketing officer for JCPenney Company, in Plano, Texas. While there, he led strategy, research, creative, media, customer relationship management and digital direction for the JCP enterprise brand and all JCP-owned brands. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer & Group President with Kellwood Company, an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. that designs, manufactures and markets a growing collection of premier fashion brands. Prior to Kellwood, Mr. Hunter spent considerable time working in agency creative, with PMK/HBH/Momentum Worldwide, the promotional marketing arm of Interpublic's McCann Worldgroup, and Creative Artists Agency.

Gregory Humenesky

Mr. Gregory S. Humenesky is an Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since February 2005. Prior to his current position, he served in various human resource positions for other retailers, including ten years as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Zale Corporation and twenty-one years in various positions of increasing importance at Macy’s.

Michael Benkel

Mr. Michael R. Benkel is an Executive Vice President - Planning and Allocations of Pier 1 Imports Inc., since April 2012. He joined the organization in September 2008 as Senior Vice President of Planning and Allocations. Prior to joining the Company, he spent 11 years at Williams-Sonoma Inc. in continuously advancing positions in the Pottery Barn Retail Stores division, including Vice President of Inventory Management, Director — Inventory Management, and as a home furnishings and furniture buyer.

Catherine David

Ms. Catherine A. David is an Executive Vice President - Merchandising of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Prior to her current role, Ms. David served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Kirkland’s Inc. and Vice President and General Manager with Sears Essential, Sears Grand and The Great Indoors. Ms. David also previously served Target Corporation for 13 years in various positions including Vice President and General Manager of target.direct and various positions in the buying, planning and stores divisions.

Sharon Leite

Ms. Sharon M. Leite serves as Executive Vice President - Sales and Customer Experience of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., January 2014. She joined the organization in August 2007 as Executive Vice President of Stores. Prior to joining the Company, she spent eight years at Bath & Body Works, six years as Vice President of Store Operations and two years in other leadership roles. Before joining Bath & Body Works, Ms. Leite held various operations positions with several prominent retailers, including Gap, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, and Limited, Inc.

Michael Carter

Mr. Michael A. Carter is Senior Vice President - Compliance, General Counsel, Secretary of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since January 2014. Prior to that and since December 2005, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Carter has served within the organization for 24 years in various leadership capacities, including Vice President — Legal Affairs, and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Carter first became an officer of the Company in 1991. Mr. Carter is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Carter practiced law with the Fort Worth, Texas law firm of Brackett and Ellis, LLP.

Laura Coffey

Ms. Laura A. Coffey is Senior Vice President - Planning of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since January 2014. Ms. Coffey has served within the organization for 17 years in various capacities, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President of Finance. Ms. Coffey first became an officer of the Company in 2005 and was named Principal Accounting Officer in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions with Alcon Laboratories and KPMG, LLP.

Ann Sardini

Ms. Ann M. Sardini is Director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. During fiscal 2014, Ms. Sardini served as a member of the audit committee. She has over 20 years of experience in senior financial management positions in branded consumer products and media companies. Most recently she served as the chief financial officer of Weight Watchers International, Inc. from 2002, until her retirement in 2012. She served as chief financial officer of Vitamin Shoppe.com, Inc. from 1999 to 2001, and as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Children’s Television Workshop from 1995 to 1999. In addition, Ms. Sardini held finance positions ranging from controller to chief financial officer at QVC, Inc., Chris Craft Industries, and the National Broadcasting Company. Ms. Sardini currently serves on the board of directors of TreeHouseFoods, Inc. where she is lead independent director and serves on its compensation committee, and where she previously served as audit committee chair, and as a member of its nominating and governance committee. Ms. Sardini also currently serves on the advisory board of LearnVest.com, and on the board of directors of Promise Project Fund for the City of New York.

Claire Babrowski

Ms. Claire H. Babrowski is an Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports Inc. During fiscal 2014, Ms. Babrowski served as chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and as a member of the audit committee. Ms. Babrowski brings to the board experience in key leadership roles in leading global and domestic multi-unit companies. She possesses significant experience in operations, finance, international and general management as well as global exposure. Ms. Babrowski most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Toys “R” Us, Inc. from 2007 to 2010. She started her career spending 30 years at McDonald’s Corporation, where her last position was senior executive vice president and chief restaurant operations officer. From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Babrowski worked for RadioShack Corporation serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and then president, chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer. Ms. Babrowski currently serves as (i) a director and audit committee member of Delhaize Group, a Belgian company whose American Depository Receipts are traded on the NYSE and whose ordinary shares are traded on the NYSE Euronext in Brussels, and (ii) a member of the board of managers of QCE Finance LLC, which is the ultimate parent company of Quiznos®, and is the chair of the operations and development committee and serves on the marketing committee. Ms. Babrowski previously served as a director and chairman of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Cheryl Bachelder

Ms. Cheryl A. Bachelder is Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. During fiscal 2014, Ms. Bachelder served as a member and chair of the compensation committee. Ms. Bachelder is a restaurant industry executive who brings to the board over 30 years of brand building, operations and public-company management experience. Ms. Bachelder has served as chief executive officer of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. since November 1, 2007 and served as president from November 2007 through February 2012. Ms. Bachelder has served on the board of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. since November 2006 and served on the board of True Value Corporation from July 2006 through February 2013. From January 2001 to September 2003, she was the president and chief concept officer for KFC Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. While at KFC, she was responsible for leading its U.S. restaurant business. From June 1995 to December 2000, Ms. Bachelder served as vice president, marketing and product development for Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

Hamish Dodds

Mr. Hamish A. Dodds is an Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports Inc. During fiscal 2014, Mr. Dodds served as a member of the audit committee. Mr. Dodds brings to the board over 30 years of executive experience in the shipping, retail, consumer goods and hospitality industries and has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the United States, gaining extensive international experience in finance, franchising, joint ventures and brand management. As president and chief executive officer for Hard Rock International since 2004, Mr. Dodds oversees the strategic development and operations of restaurants, hotels, casinos and live music venues across 58 countries. Previously, Mr. Dodds has served as a board member and compensation committee member and chief executive officer for CabCorp, as division president for PepsiCo Beverages covering South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and in a variety of general management and financial positions for PepsiCo, The Burton Group (now Arcadia Group) in the United Kingdom, and Overseas Containers, Ltd. Mr. Dodds is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants.

Brendan Hoffman

Mr. Brendan L. Hoffman is an Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports Inc. During fiscal 2014, Mr. Hoffman served as a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Hoffman serves as president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. He brings to the board a broad retail background including experience in direct marketing, fulfillment and e-commerce operations. From October 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Hoffman served as president and chief executive officer of Lord & Taylor, a division of Hudson’s Bay Trading Company. Prior to that, Mr. Hoffman served six years as president and chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, where he oversaw the growth of neimanmarcus.com and the launch and growth of bergdorfgoodman.com. Mr. Hoffman held previous positions as vice president of Last Call Clearance Division at Neiman Marcus Stores, divisional merchandise manager of Bergdorf Goodman, Inc., a subsidiary of the Neiman Marcus Group, and divisional merchandise manager of Lord & Taylor, where he began his retail career in the executive training program. Mr. Hoffman serves on the advisory board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative at The Wharton School.

Cynthia McCague

Ms. Cynthia P. McCague serves as Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since October 17, 2013. During fiscal 2014, Ms. McCague served as a member of the compensation committee. Ms. McCague is a soft drink industry executive who brings to the board over 35 years of human resources and public company leadership experience. She retired in 2010 as senior vice president, global human resources for The Coca-Cola Company, after a 28-year career with the Coca-Cola business system. Prior to this last role, she led the Human Resources functions for Coca Cola Beverages, listed on the London Stock Exchange and Coca-Cola Hellenic, listed on the Athens, Greece Stock Exchange. She has served on the board of directors of Monster Worldwide, Inc. since May 2010 and is a member of their compensation committee and will continue serve in that capacity through that company’s 2014 annual shareholders meeting. Ms. McCague brings extensive experience in human resources and executive compensation to the board of directors.

Michael Peel

Mr. Michael A. Peel serves as Independent Director of Pier 1 Imports, Inc., since October 17, 2013. During fiscal 2014, Mr. Peel served as a member of the compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee. He has served as vice president for human resources and administration at Yale University since October 2008. He brings to the board extensive human resources and broad business expertise and public company board experience. Previously Mr. Peel spent 17 years at General Mills, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products, where he was last executive vice president of human resources and global business services. Mr. Peel originally joined General Mills as senior vice president, worldwide human resources in 1991. From 1977 to 1991, Mr. Peel served in various capacities for PepsiCo, Inc., including as senior vice president, human resources for PepsiCo Worldwide Foods from 1987 to 1991, and as senior vice president, human resources for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Peel currently serves on the board of directors of Select Comfort Corporation and is chair of its compensation and management development committee.

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