SOURCE: PetSmart

January 07, 2008 08:30 ET

PetSmart Promotes Jaye Perricone to Senior Vice President of Real Estate

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - PetSmart, Inc., (NASDAQ: PETM) has promoted Jaye Perricone to senior vice president, Real Estate, reporting to Phil Francis, chairman and chief executive officer. Perricone will lead the full spectrum of PetSmart's Real Estate activities including Real Estate Site Selection, Construction, Lease Administration, Business Services, Procurement Services, Fixtures and Equipment, and Facilities Management.

A veteran leader with 15 years experience at PetSmart and a predecessor company, Perricone joined PetSmart as an area manager when the company acquired the PetStuff chain in 1995.

"Jaye has an intimate knowledge of this company from an operational, developmental and real estate perspective," Francis said. "She is a proven and dynamic leader and her depth of experience, energy and vision will help drive us forward as we continue to grow and mature as a company."

Perricone had served as vice president, Real Estate for the past year. Previously, she served in a number of leadership roles including regional vice president, vice president of Services Operations, vice president of Customer Service & Store Operations, and vice president of Property Management and Store Design. Prior to PetSmart, Perricone held various positions with Target, Pace Membership Warehouse and Bizmart. She also has completed the Stanford Executive Program.

Perricone is a pet parent to two dogs, Bandit and Nino, and a cat named Tiger.

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 993 pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing number of 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 and pet adoption services. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities, Inc., an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization, has donated more than $52 million to animal welfare programs and, through its in-store pet adoption programs, has saved the lives of more than 3 million pets.

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