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Famous-Barr Gets New President

September 5, 2000

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The May Department Stores Co. on Tuesday named Ira Pickell the new president and CEO of its Famous-Barr department store chain.

May also annnounced that Harold Brooks was stepping down as president and CEO of St. Loui-based Famous-Barr, effective immediately.

Pickell, with 32 years of merchandising experience, most recently was president and CEO of Hudson Bay Department Stores, a division of Hudson Bay Co. in Toronto.

Famous-Barr operates 43 stores in seven states, including L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis and The Jones Stores in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

May operates 426 department stores and 113 David’s Bridal stores in 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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