Michael A. Peel has served as Vice President for Human Resources and Administration at Yale University since October 2008. 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.Ann M. Sardini 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 CFO 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 on its audit committee as chair, and on 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. Financial Disclosure Advisory Management’s expectations and assumptions regarding future results are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in any forward-looking statements included in this press release. Any forward-looking projections or statements should be considered in conjunction with the cautionary statements and risks contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Refer to the Company’s most recent SEC filings for any updates concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that may affect the Company’s operations and performance. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts. Information about the Company is available on www.pier1.com.