MONROE, Mich. -- La-Z-Boy Inc. has announced that Mark S. Bacon Sr., senior vice president and president, La-Z-Boy Branded Business, has resigned from the company, effective April 30, 2017.

Kurt L. Darrow, chairman, president and chief executive officer of La-Z-Boy, said, “Mark made a significant contribution to La-Z-Boy.  In his nine years with the company, he played a pivotal role in leading the successful turnaround of La-Z-Boy’s company-owned retail business and strengthening the overall performance of the company’s Branded operations.

“He was an integral part in the expansion of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store network through our 4-4-5 strategy, including growing the company-owned store count from 70 in October of 2008 to 142 at the end of the fiscal 2017 third quarter. We thank Mark for his many contributions to the company and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

For the immediate future, the senior leadership members of the La-Z-Boy Branded Business will report to Darrow.

The company-owned retail segment includes 142 of the 346 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores. See

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