Vicki Morrison is a partner with the New Jersey law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP, where she practices in that firm's real estate and financial institutions groups. Ms. Morrison has been with the Riker Danzig firm since 1986, prior to which she served as Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. She was previously associated with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling. Ms. Morrison received her undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She also currently serves as general counsel to the Housing Partnership for Morris County, New Jersey, a United Way organization.
Dean Adler is a co-founder of Lubert-Adler Partners, a private equity real estate opportunity group based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to 1997, he was a principal and co-head of the private equity group of CMS Companies, specializing in the acquisition of operating businesses and real estate within the private equity markets. Mr. Adler was previously associated with the accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney as a Certified Public Accountant and with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also served as an instructor, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Adler currently serves on the boards of directors of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, a major shopping center REIT; and Trans World Entertainment and Electronics Boutique, two NASDAQ specialty retailers. He is a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way.
The election of Ms. Morrison and Mr. Adler follows the passing of director Robert J. Swartz in July. Mr. Swartz had been a Director of the Company since 1992, a significant and guiding source of experience, wisdom and insight, and a good friend. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is a nationwide chain of superstores selling better quality domestics merchandise and home furnishings. Its stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "BBBY" and is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the NASDAQ-100 Index.
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Investors - Ronald Curwin, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer, Ext. 4550,
Kenneth C. Frankel, Director of Financial Planning, Ext. 4554, or
Paula J. Marbach, Investor Relations, Ext. 4552, all of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., fax, +1-908-810-8813