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Logo Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
Manufactures and markets footwear products

Brown Shoe Co., Inc. manufactures and markets footwear products.

It operates retail shoe stores and e-Commerce websites as well as the design, sourcing and marketing footwear for women and men. The company operates through four segments: Famous Footwear, Wholesale Operations, Specialty Retail and Other.

The Famous Footwear segment is the largest division, which sells branded footwear for the entire family.

The Wholesale Operations segment designs, sources and markets branded footwear for women and men. It also sources and markets licensed branded and private-label footwear primarily to national chains, mass merchandisers and department stores as well as owned Famous Footwear and Specialty Retail segments.

The Specialty Retail segment includes retail concepts and Shoes.com and other ecommerce businesses.

It sells primarily Naturalizer brand footwear in regional malls and outlet centers as well as other e-commerce businesses.

The Other segment includes corporate assets and administrative expenses and other costs and recoveries that are not allocated to the operating units.

Brown Shoe was founded by George Warren Brown in 1878 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Number of employees : 11 200 persons.
Sales per Businesses
201220132014
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
Famous Footwear1,45656.4%1,51458.3%1,52860.8%
Wholesale Operations870.8733.7%845.1832.5%763.6730.4%
Specialty Retail255.649.9%238.549.2%221.918.8%
Other------
Sales per Regions
201220132014
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States2,26087.5%2,29688.4%2,25989.9%
Far East215.268.3%233.849%193.737.7%
Canada107.654.2%68.482.6%60.782.4%
Latin America, Europe and Other------
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Diane M. Sullivan582004Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Russell C. Hammer, MBA572012Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Mark A. Schmitt, MBA502012Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
Steve W. Korn602004Independent Director
William Patrick McGinnis661999Independent Director
Hal J. Upbin752004Independent Director
Ronald A. Fromm631999Director
Patricia G. McGinnis661999Independent Director
Michael F. Neidorff712006Independent Director
Ward M. Klein582007Lead Independent Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Franklin Advisory Services LLC 3,583,398 8.20%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 3,445,000 7.88%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 3,282,099 7.51%
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP 2,614,445 5.98%
Victory Capital Management, Inc. 2,466,520 5.64%
Security Investors LLC 2,089,146 4.78%
AllianceBernstein LP 1,962,713 4.49%
Denver Investment Advisors LLC 1,357,667 3.11%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 1,101,607 2.52%
Principal Global Investors LLC 1,044,026 2.39%
Sector
Consumer Cyclicals
Cyclical Consumer Products
 Textiles & Apparel
  Footwear
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Company contact information
Brown Shoe Co., Inc.
8300 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105-3645

Phone : +1.314.854.4000
Fax : +1.314.854.4274
Web : www.brownshoe.com
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