Current Report


 

 

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): January 13, 2017

 

 

GORDMANS STORES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-34842   26-3171987

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1926 South 67 th Street

Omaha, Nebraska 68106

(Address of principal executive offices, zip code)

(402) 691-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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Item 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.

On January 18, 2017, Gordmans Stores, Inc. (“the Company”, “our) issued a press release announcing that Lisa C. Evans resigned her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer to pursue other interests effective January 20, 2017.

 

Item 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.

As part of our succession plan, Arthur Gorling has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Mr. Gorling joined Gordmans in 2013 as Vice President and DMM of Home Essentials. In 2015, Mr. Gorling took on responsibilities for men’s apparel, young men’s apparel, team, swim, outerwear and active divisions. During Mr. Gorling’s retail career at Macy’s, May Company, Stage Stores and Gordmans, he has had Buyer or DMM responsibilities for a wide range of merchandise, including mattresses, TV and electronics, towels, audio, small electrics, housewares, food and candy, home essentials, men’s apparel, young men’s apparel, kids apparel, team apparel, outerwear, swim, active, and luggage. Mr. Gorling has a B.A. degree from Tulane University and completed graduate studies in the Master’s in Business Administration program at Georgia State University.

 

Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(d) Exhibits

99.1 Press Release of Gordmans Stores, Inc. dated January 18, 2017.

 

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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.

 

    GORDMANS STORES, INC.
Date: January 18, 2017     By:   /s/ James B. Brown
      Name:   James B. Brown
      Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary

 

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Exhibit 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LOGO

Gordmans Names Arthur Gorling Chief Merchandising Officer

OMAHA, Neb., January 18, 2017 (Marketwired): Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans (NASDAQ:GMAN) announced today the promotion of Arthur Gorling to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer. Gorling will succeed Lisa Evans who announced her intention to leave the company to pursue other interests.

Gordmans President and CEO Andy Hall said, “We are fortunate that our deep merchandising bench allows us to promote a proven merchandising leader with Arthur’s credentials. Arthur has more than 25 years of merchandising experience in both home and apparel with retailers such as Macy’s, May Company, Stage Stores and Gordmans. Arthur is well-respected in both the apparel and home markets due to his leadership acumen, ability to assess trends quickly and proven performance in executing business-driving sales initiatives.”

Gorling joined Gordmans in 2013 as Vice President and DMM of Home Essentials. In 2015, Gorling took on responsibilities for men’s apparel, young men’s apparel, team, swim, outerwear and active divisions. During Gorling’s retail career at Macy’s, May Company, Stage Stores and Gordmans, he has had Buyer or DMM responsibilities for mattresses, TV and electronics, towels, audio, small electrics, housewares, food and candy, home essentials, men’s apparel, young men’s apparel, kids apparel, team apparel, outerwear, swim, active, and luggage.

Gorling has a B.A. degree from Tulane University and completed graduate studies in the Master’s in Business Administration program at Georgia State University.

ABOUT GORDMANS, INC.

Gordmans (NASDAQ: GMAN) is an everyday value-priced department store featuring a large selection of name brands and the latest fashions and styles at up to 60% off department and specialty store prices. The wide range of merchandise includes apparel and footwear for men, women and children, as well as accessories, home décor, gifts, designer fragrances, fashion jewelry, bedding and bath, accent furniture and toys. Founded in 1915, Gordmans currently operates 106 stores in 62 markets and 22 states. To shop online, visit  Gordmans.com . Also, connect with Gordmans on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram .

MEDIA CONTACT

Joan Lukas

Office: 402-895-2552 ext. 322

Cell: 402-917-3137

INVESTOR CONTACT

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Brendon Frey

(203) 682-8200