Mr. Smith stated, "Havertys has benefited significantly from Clancy's contributions over the years. As chief executive officer, I have greatly appreciated his counsel and leadership. He is retiring as the strategies of cost containment and margin discipline are producing positive results and we gain market share. Our shareholders have an experienced and knowledgeable board and I look forward to continuing to work with Phil Humann in his new role as non-executive chairman."Mr. Humann remarked, "Clancy is leaving the company with a very skilled management team that continues to hold the values which have kept the company strong over its history. We appreciate his dedication to Havertys and many years of service as a director and chairman." Havertys is a full-service home furnishings retailer with 119 showrooms in 17 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle- to upper-middle price ranges. Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.havertys.com. Contact for Information: Jenny Hill Parker Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer (404) 443-2900 SOURCE Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.