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Pier 1 Imports Names Eric Hunter Executive Vice President - Marketing

  Pier 1 Imports Names Eric Hunter Executive Vice President - Marketing

Business Wire

FORT WORTH, Texas -- September 23, 2013

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) announced today that Eric Hunter has joined as
Executive Vice President – Marketing, with responsibility for Pier 1 Imports’
brand image and integrated marketing efforts.

“As we look to the future and continue the development of our omni-channel
business – ‘1 Pier 1’, strategizing and effectively implementing the breadth
and complexity of marketing activities is vital for our success,” said Alex
Smith, Pier 1 Imports’ President & CEO. “Eric’s broad marketing experience in
retail makes him well-equipped to take on this pivotal leadership position.”

Mr. Hunter brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing experience to Pier 1
Imports. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and
acting chief marketing officer for JCPenney Company, in Plano, Texas. While
there, he led strategy, research, creative, media, customer relationship
management and digital direction for the JCP enterprise brand and all
JCP-owned brands. Previously, he served as Chief Marketing Officer & Group
President with Kellwood Company, an affiliated portfolio company of Sun
Capital Partners, Inc. that designs, manufactures and markets a growing
collection of premier fashion brands. Prior to Kellwood, Mr. Hunter spent
considerable time working in agency creative, with PMK/HBH/Momentum Worldwide,
the promotional marketing arm of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, and Creative
Artists Agency.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative
home furnishings and gifts. Information about the Company is available on
www.pier1.com.

Contact:

Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
Cary Turner, 817-252-8400