SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

PetSmart, Inc.

December 14, 2009 13:00 ET

PetSmart Promotes Bruce Thorn to Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) has promoted Bruce Thorn to senior vice president, supply chain reporting to Joe O'Leary, senior vice president, merchandising and supply chain. In his role, Thorn oversees all areas of supply chain including inventory replenishment and planning, supply chain solutions, transportation and the company's network of distribution centers.

Thorn, who joined the company in 2007 as vice president, supply chain solutions, has served as vice president, supply chain for the past year.

Prior to joining PetSmart, he served as chief operating officer for LESCO Inc., a public company and leader in the professional turf care industry. He previously held leadership roles with Gap, Inc., Cintas Corporation and the U.S. Army.

Thorn earned a bachelor's of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a master's of business administration from the University of Cincinnati.

He is a pet parent to a Black Labrador mix named Casey.

About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 1,149 pet stores in the United States and Canada, 161 in-store PetSmart PetsHotel® cat and dog boarding facilities, and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers complete pet training, pet grooming, pet boarding, Doggie Day Camp(SM) pet day care services and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has funded more than $87 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3.6 million pets.

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