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Genesco appoints Gregory A. Sandfort lead independent Director

Jun 29, 2022 United States
Genesco appoints Gregory A. Sandfort lead independent Director
The former Chief Executive Officer and Director of Tractor Supply Company has joined the Genesco Board in 2021. Sandfort succeeds Matthew C. Diamond who has served in that role for the past four years
Sandfort, who joined Genesco's Board in 2021, will continue to serve on Genesco's Audit and Compensation committees. Diamond will remain on the Genesco Board.

"We are pleased to announce Greg's appointment as our next lead independent director," said Mimi E. Vaughn, Genesco's Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings more than 40 years of strategic retail leadership to our Board with a deep understanding of customer dynamics, the ability to successfully lead business transformations, along with expertise in capital allocation. I look forward to working with Greg as we continue to build on Genesco's footwear focused strategy."

Sandfort joined the Genesco Board in 2021. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply Company from May 2016 to January 2020 and as a member of its Board of Directors from February 2013 to May 2020. He has held a variety of senior leadership roles at Tractor Supply. Following his retirement, he served as a strategic advisor and consultant to Tractor Supply from January to August 2020. He also held senior leadership roles with Michaels Stores, Inc. Sandfort has been a Director of WD-40 Company since 2011 and its Lead Independent Director since October 2020. He is a former Director of Kirkland's, Inc.

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