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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Announces Senior Management Changes
Jun 05 2018
- Eugene A. Castagna Named President & Chief Operating Officer
- Susan E. Lattmann Promoted to Chief Administrative Officer
- Robyn M. D'Elia Promoted to Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

UNION, N.J., June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) announced today a number of key senior management changes in connection with its ongoing business transformation.

Eugene A. Castagna, 52, has been named President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Castagna has been with the Company since November 1994 and has served as COO since 2014.  Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer from 2006 to 2014, and as Vice President – Finance from 2000 to 2006.

Susan E. Lattmann, 50, formerly the Company's CFO & Treasurer, has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Lattmann has been with the Company since 1996 and served as CFO since 2014. Previously, she served as Vice President – Finance from 2006 to 2014, as Vice President – Controller from 2001 to 2006, and as Controller from 2000 to 2001.

Robyn M. D'Elia, 46, has been promoted to CFO & Treasurer. Ms. D'Elia has been with the Company since 1996, and was formerly Vice President – Finance, since 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President – Controller from 2006 to 2015, Vice President – Financial Planning & Control in 2006, and Assistant Controller from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. D'Elia was with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen.

"We are extremely pleased to announce these changes to our leadership structure," said Steven Temares, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Company's Board of Directors. "We have developed a talented team of passionate leaders across our organization, and we will further leverage our internal strengths and talents, as well as take advantage of external expertise, as we progress our transformation and strengthen our position as the expert for the home and heart-felt life events."

About the Company

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") is an omnichannel retailer selling a wide assortment of domestics merchandise and home furnishings which operates under the names Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat! or andThat!, Harmon, Harmon Face Values or Face Values, buybuy BABY and World Market, Cost Plus World Market or Cost Plus. Customers can purchase products either in-store, online, with a mobile device or through a customer contact center. The Company generally has the ability to have customer purchases picked up in-store or shipped direct to the customer from the Company's distribution facilities, stores or vendors. In addition, the Company operates Of a Kind, an e-commerce website that features specially commissioned, limited edition items from emerging fashion and home designers; One Kings Lane, an authority in home décor and design, offering a unique collection of select home goods, designer and vintage items;, an industry-leading online retailer of personalized products; Chef Central, an online retailer of kitchenware, cookware and homeware items catering to cooking and baking enthusiasts; and Decorist, an online interior design platform that provides personalized home design services. The Company also operates Linen Holdings, a provider of a variety of textile products, amenities and other goods to institutional customers in the hospitality, cruise line, healthcare and other industries. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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