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Conn's appoints two new independent directors

Conn'sMarch 29, 2016, The Woodlands, Tx., USA - Conn's, Inc., a specialty retailer, announced that James Haworth and Oded Shein have been appointed as independent directors.
Mr. Haworth, the Chairman of Professional Bull Riders, Inc., since 2012, and its Chief Executive Officer from 2011-2015, has more than three decades of retail experience including 20 years at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he rose through the ranks to Chief Operating Officer from Assistant Store Manager, and serving as Executive Vice President, President of Retail Services and Transformation Officer at Sears Holding Corporation.

He was also Founder and President at Business Decisions Inc., a strategic product-marketing firm, and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of C.P. Lotus Corp., an investment holding company with retail interests in China.

Mr. Haworth is a graduate of Central Missouri State University.

Mr. Shein combines more than 20 years of retail leadership with hands-on credit and risk management experience.

He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stage Stores, Inc., a Houston-based retailer that operates approximately 830 stores in small- and mid-sized markets under the Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage names. This followed executive-level finance positions at retailers Belk, Inc., and Charming Shoppes, Inc.

Previously, Mr. Shein spent five years in various capacities at Spirit of America National Bank, a credit card bank owned by Charming Shoppes.

He has a bachelor's degree from Baruch College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Mr. Haworth and Mr. Shein are filling the vacancies created by the earlier retirement of Jon Jacoby in May 2015 and the resignation of Scott Thompson upon his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Tempur Sealy International in September 2015.




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