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La-Z-Boy Announces Planned Retirement of General Counsel

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated (“La-Z-Boy” or the “company”), a global leader in residential furniture, announced the planned retirement of Stephen Krull, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective August 31, 2021.

Kurt L. Darrow, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said, “We have been fortunate to have an executive of Steve’s caliber on our team. He has served the company well in numerous capacities, including the challenges associated with navigating our way through the COVID-19 environment and working with me throughout the pandemic on important advocacy efforts to benefit the furniture industry. Additionally, during Steve’s tenure, he built a strong and highly capable legal team within the company and has worked well with our Board of Directors. Steve is well respected throughout the entire La-Z-Boy organization and will be missed by all. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Krull commented, “La-Z-Boy is a great organization and it has been a privilege to work with so many dynamic leaders in an industry that is evolving rapidly. I look forward to watching the company pursue its omnichannel offering and continue to grow and prosper.”

Krull joined La-Z-Boy in January 2019, and reports to CEO Kurt L. Darrow. He is responsible for managing all legal matters for the company, including corporate securities, compliance, litigation, intellectual property and patents, environmental, M&A, and contracts. He works closely with the La-Z-Boy Board of Directors on corporate governance and other matters and is part of the company’s Leadership Team.

The company anticipates announcing a successor to the role in the coming months.

About La-Z-Boy

La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The Wholesale segment includes England, La-Z-Boy, American Drew®, Hammary®, and Kincaid®. The company-owned Retail segment includes 159 of the 355 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores. Joybird is an e-commerce retailer and manufacturer of upholstered furniture. The corporation’s branded distribution network is dedicated to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 355 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries® stores and 561 independent Comfort Studio® locations, in addition to in-store gallery programs for the company’s Kincaid and England operating units. Additional information is available at


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Source: La-Z-Boy Incorporated