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Hibbett Sports CFO to retire

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Feb '12
Hibbett Sports Inc announced that Gary A. Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, is retiring effective June 1, 2012. The Company has commenced a search for his replacement with the goal of ensuring a smooth and orderly transition.

Mr. Smith joined Hibbett in April 2001 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer when the Company had 282 stores in 19 states, predominantly in the Southeast. Today, Hibbett has over 800 stores in 26 states. Prior to joining Hibbett, Mr. Smith served in senior financial positions with Parisian for most of his career.

Jeff Rosenthal, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are sorry to see Gary leave us, but regrettably understand his choice to retire and spend more time with his family. On behalf of the entire organization, we thank Gary for his contributions and commitment to Hibbett. Gary has been a key contributor to our growth and success over the past 12 years. He has built an exceptional financial organization at Hibbett, and his successor will inherit a very capable team.”

Mr. Smith added, “It has been my pleasure to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of Hibbett Sports. I have enjoyed my time with Hibbett and am extremely proud of what we, as a team, have accomplished during my tenure. I look forward to watching Hibbett Sports continue to grow and prosper.”

Hibbett Sports, Inc. operates sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominately in the Southeast, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and the lower Midwest regions of the United States. The stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel with a high level of customer service.

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