0000060667-12-000123.txt : 20120509 0000060667-12-000123.hdr.sgml : 20120509 20120509165646 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000060667-12-000123 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 3 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20120503 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20120509 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20120509 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: LOWES COMPANIES INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000060667 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RETAIL-LUMBER & OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS DEALERS [5211] IRS NUMBER: 560578072 STATE OF INCORPORATION: NC FISCAL YEAR END: 0203 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-07898 FILM NUMBER: 12826510 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1000 LOWE'S BLVD. CITY: MOORESVILLE STATE: NC ZIP: 28117 BUSINESS PHONE: 7047581000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: P.O. BOX 1000 CITY: MOORESVILLE STATE: NC ZIP: 28115 8-K 1 lowes8k05032012.htm FORM 8-K lowes8k05032012.htm


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 8-K
 

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 3, 2012
 

 
LOWE'S LOGO
 
LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 
 

 
 
North Carolina
   
1-7898
   
56-0578072
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File
Number)
 
(IRS Employer
 Identification No.)
 
1000 Lowe's Blvd., Mooresville, NC
28117
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
   
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
(704) 758-1000
   
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) 
 

 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
o
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
o
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
o
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


 
 
 

 
 
 
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) has announced executive assignments to more sharply focus the Company on strategies to create and deliver seamless customer experiences.  A copy of a press release describing these executive assignments is attached as Exhibit 99.1, which description is incorporated by reference herein.  The effective date of these assignments is May 3, 2012.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
(d)
Exhibits.
 
       
    99.1
Press Release dated May 8, 2012 announcing executive assignments


 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
  LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.  
       
Date: May 9, 2012
By:
/s/ Gaither M. Keener, Jr.  
    Gaither M. Keener, Jr.  
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel,  
    Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer  
 

 
 
 

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
     
Exhibit No.
 
Description
   
 
99.1   Press Release dated May 8, 2012 announcing realignment of senior officers
EX-99.1 2 exhibit991.htm PRESS RELEASE exhibit991.htm
Exhibit 99.1

 
LOWE'S LOGO


For Immediate Release
Contacts:
Media Inquiries:
Shareholders’/Analysts’ Inquiries
May 8, 2012
 
Chris Ahearn
Tiffany Mason
   
704-758-2304
chris.c.ahearn@lowes.com
704-758-2033
tiffany.l.mason@lowes.com


LOWE’S ALIGNS LEADERSHIP TEAM TO CREATE AND DELIVER SEAMLESS HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERIENCES
 
MOORESVILLE, N.C.--Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has announced executive assignments to more sharply focus the company on strategies to create and deliver seamless customer experiences.
 
The Customer Experience organization, led by Gregory M. Bridgeford, chief customer officer, is responsible for creating customer experiences that will best serve customers and differentiate Lowe’s from its competitors. Reporting to Bridgeford are:
 
·  
Robert J. (Bob) Gfeller, customer experience design executive. Gfeller previously served as executive vice president of merchandising. His new responsibilities include leading the design of compelling, differentiating experiences across the U.S. multi-channel business. Over the near term, Gfeller will continue to lead the merchandising function until his former position is filled.
·  
Thomas J. (Tom) Lamb, chief marketing officer. Lamb previously served as senior vice president of marketing and advertising. His new responsibilities include all communications and marketing functions.
·  
Joseph M. (Mike) Mabry, digital interfaces executive. Mabry previously served as executive vice president of logistics and distribution. He will be responsible for planning, developing and operating Lowe's internet websites and other digital customer interfaces.
 
The Operations organization, led by Rick D. Damron, chief operating officer, is responsible for delivering the customer experience. Reporting to Damron are:
 
·  
Dennis R. Knowles, U.S. stores executive. Knowles previously served as senior vice president of specialty sales and store operations support. He will manage operations and in-store readiness of U.S. retail stores.
·  
Brent G. Kirby, sales & service fulfillment executive. Kirby served most recently as senior vice president of store operations – north division. Kirby is responsible for managing operations of U.S. outside sales and services, including contact centers, installation, repairs, and on-site sales.
·  
Gary E. Wyatt, real estate executive. Wyatt will continue to oversee real estate, engineering & construction, and facilities and is responsible for designing, planning, constructing and maintaining retail and customer service spaces for the U.S. multi-channel business.
 
Robert A. Niblock, chairman, president and CEO, announced the following additional changes:
 
·  
Richard D. Maltsbarger, business development executive, previously served as senior vice president of strategy. Maltsbarger is responsible for strategic planning, business process management, research and Lowe’s innovation center.
·  
Nelson B. (Brian) Peace, corporate administration executive, previously served as senior vice president of corporate affairs. Peace is responsible for government affairs, corporate facilities, corporate security, aviation, and corporate events and travel.
·  
William D. (Doug) Robinson, head of international operations and development, previously served as senior vice president of international operations and customer support services. Robinson is responsible for the company’s operations in Canada and Mexico as well as international development.
 
“With one of the deepest benches in retail, Lowe’s has a long history of developing great leaders,” said Niblock. “These individuals’ leadership, hard work and expertise in their respective areas have been instrumental in the success of our company. Now it’s time to focus on creating and delivering seamless customer experiences.”
 
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
 

 
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