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Bombay Promotes Steve Woodward to Executive Vice President

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he Bombay Company, Inc. announced the promotion of Steve Woodward to Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager effective June 22, 2005. James D. Carreker, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer commented, "It gives me great pleasure to announce that our Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Steve Woodward to Executive Vice-President and General Merchandise Manager for Bombay, effective today. Steve's strong leadership in the ten months since his return has developed an exciting repositioning of our assortment, new and improved processes in how we will plan and allocate merchandise to our stores as well as an excitement and a wonderful thrust for improvement in product design and quality. Steve is clearly capable of taking Bombay to the next level. His leadership abilities and his intense focus on developing great people will be critical to the successful repositioning of Bombay." Prior to rejoining Bombay in August 2004, Mr. Woodward served as President and CEO of Illuminations and is currently a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Woodward was a key member of Bombay's management team leading the Company's merchandising efforts from August 1998 until July 2002. He brings over 25 years of home-related merchandising experience having worked for companies including Pier 1, as Vice President of Merchandising, and Sanger Harris Department stores as well as being the founder of Bright Ideas Furniture, a small chain of fine home furnishings stores in Texas. The Bombay Company, Inc. designs, sources and markets a unique line of home accessories, wall decor and furniture through 497 retail outlets, specialty catalogs and the Internet in the U.S. and internationally.