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Bauhaus President Named

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La-Z-Boy Incorporated announced that it has named James "Al" Wiygul as president of Bauhaus USA, Inc., reporting to Rodney England, president of La-Z-Boy non-branded upholstery. Wiygul, 58, served as vice president, operations for Bauhaus since 2002. La-Z-Boy president and CEO Kurt L. Darrow said, "Al has been an integral part of the senior management team at Bauhaus and has excellent relationships with our customer base. He is a results-oriented manager and a strategic thinker who has demonstrated the ability to lead the team at Bauhaus. With his experience in operations and attention to the customer, combined with the leadership and customer focus of Britt Allred, vice president of sales, Bauhaus is well positioned to continue to deliver the best values in the market place in stationary upholstered furniture for contemporary urban lifestyles. The company enjoys an excellent reputation in the affordably- priced market segment, distributing through major department stores, furniture stores and specialty shops." Wiygul succeeds Steve Pilgrim who left the company last month. Previous to joining Bauhaus, Wiygul held a number of senior manufacturing positions at Berkline and Stratford Manufacturing. He holds a BBA from Southwest University. About La-Z-Boy: La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the world's leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every room of the home. The La-Z-Boy Upholstery Group companies are Bauhaus, Centurion, England, La-Z-Boy, and Sam Moore. The La-Z-Boy Casegoods Group companies are American Drew, Hammary, Kincaid, Lea, Pennsylvania House and Clayton Marcus. The corporation's vast proprietary distribution network is dedicated exclusively to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 334 stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries(R) stores, of which 68 are company owned, and 315 La-Z-Boy In-Store Galleries, in addition to in-store gallery programs at the company's Kincaid, Pennsylvania House, Clayton Marcus, England and Lea operating units. According to industry trade publication In Furniture, the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries retail network is North America's largest single-brand furniture retailer. Additional information is available at http://www.la-z-boy.com/ .

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