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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(b) Effective September 13, 2019, Marc Katz resigned as Chief Financial Officer/Principal of Burlington Stores, Inc. (the “Company”).
(c) John Crimmins, currently the Company’s Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed to serve as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer, effective as of September 13, 2019.
Mr. Crimmins, age 62, joined the Company in March 2011 and has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since April 2018 and served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from the commencement of his employment with the Company through March 2018.
At this time, changes to Mr. Crimmins’ compensation arrangements with the Company have not been determined. The Company will file an amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing any such information.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Crimmins and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as an officer of the Company, Mr. Crimmins has no family relationship with any executive officer or director of the Company, and there are no transactions in which Mr. Crimmins has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
The public announcement regarding the foregoing management changes was made by means of a press release (the “Press Release”) on September 16, 2019, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
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BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer
Date: September 16, 2019
Burlington Stores, Inc. Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition
Appoints John Crimmins Interim Chief Financial Officer
BURLINGTON, N.J., September 16, 2019 Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL), a nationally recognized off-price retailer of high-quality, branded apparel at everyday low prices, today announced that Marc Katz has resigned as the Companys Chief Financial Officer/Principal, effective immediately, to pursue other professional opportunities. John Crimmins, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer.
On behalf of the entire Board and management team, I would like to thank Marc for his dedication and valuable contributions during his 11-year career at Burlington. Marc has played a significant role in improving our financial and operational performance and strengthening our position as a leader in the off-price retail business. We wish him well in his future endeavors, said Thomas Kingsbury, Executive Chairman.
John has been an active and valuable contributor to the Burlington management team since 2011 and has been leading our finance function for the past several years. We are fortunate to have a proven leader who possesses the important business acumen and experience to ensure a seamless transition, added Mr. Kingsbury.
Mr. Katz said, It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of the Burlington story for the last 11 years and help lead the Company through a period of great transformation, growth and success. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together. I wish the entire Burlington team all the best in the years to come.
Mr. Kingsbury concluded, Today is an exciting day for Burlington, as Michael OSullivan begins as our Chief Executive Officer. Our future is bright, and I look forward to working closely with the Board, Michael, Jennifer Vecchio, our President and Chief Merchandising Officer, and the rest of our leadership team to ensure a successful leadership transition.
About John Crimmins
Mr. Crimmins has been with the Company since 2011, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining Burlington Stores, Mr. Crimmins held various roles at The Timberland Company including Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2002 to 2009.
About Burlington Stores, Inc.
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2018 net sales of $6.6 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BURL. The Company operated 691 stores as of the end of the second quarter of Fiscal 2019, inclusive of an internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Companys stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 60% off other retailers prices, including womens ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home and coats.
For more information about the Company, visit www.burlingtonstores.com.
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