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La-Z-Boy Names Corporate Controller

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced that Mark A. Copping has joined the company to become Vice President Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer when that position is vacated by Louis M. ("Mike") Riccio, Jr., who has previously been designated to succeed David Risley as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Risley intends to retire after the company completes its year-end reporting during the summer period, and Riccio and Copping will assume their new positions at that time. In his new capacity, Copping will report to Riccio and will be responsible for corporate accounting, accounting consolidations, the corporation's internal and external financial reporting, payroll and internal control compliance in addition to special projects and analysis. Commenting on the appointment, Riccio said, "We are delighted Mark is joining La-Z-Boy. He brings with him significant financial expertise and a wealth of relevant experience which will allow him to quickly make a meaningful contribution to our organization." Most recently, Copping was Vice President and Controller of Agrium, Incorporated, where he was responsible for all internal and SEC reporting, business planning and analysis, internal control compliance, operations finance and business process improvement. Before that, he served as the CFO for Blue Bird Corporation. Copping earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan and his MBA in Finance from Wayne State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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