Furniture Brands International, Inc.
1 North Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Farah Soi, ICR
FURNITURE BRANDS NAMES
VANCE JOHNSTON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
St. Louis, Missouri, May 7, 2012 -- Furniture Brands
International (NYSE: FBN) announced today that Vance Johnston
has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 18. Johnston will
assume responsibilities from Steven Rolls, Furniture Brands'
current Chief Financial Officer, following his
Johnston joined Furniture Brands in March 2010 and has since
served as Senior Vice President, Growth and Transformation.
He started his career at KPMG Peat Marwick and held corporate
strategy roles at Burger King, OfficeMax and Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd. Prior to joining Furniture Brands he was Chief
Financial Officer at Miami Jewish Health Systems.
Ralph Scozzafava, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said,
"Vance has been instrumental in driving the operational
improvements at the Company since he joined us over two years
ago. His demonstrable contributions on the strategy front, as
well in the real estate and financial planning and analysis
areas have helped make us a more efficient organization. I am
confident his track record of success will continue as he
takes on this new role at Furniture Brands."
Mr. Scozzafava added, "On behalf of the Board and management
team, I would like to thank Steve Rolls for his contributions
over the last four years. Steve's focus on company-wide
financial discipline and controls has resulted in a vastly
improved financial organization. We wish him well."
About Furniture Brands
Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) is one of the
world's leading designers, manufacturers, sourcers,
wholesalers, and retailers of home furnishings. We market
through a wide range of retail channels, from mass merchant
stores to single-branded and independent dealers to
specialized interior designers. We serve our customers
through some of the best known and most respected brands in
the furniture industry, including Broyhill, Lane,
Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair,
Pearson, Laneventure, Maitland-Smith, and Creative Interiors.