SOURCE: PetSmart

May 19, 2005 18:35 ET

Donald Beaver Joins PETsMART as Senior Vice President, CIO

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 19, 2005 -- PETsMART, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) appointed Donald E. Beaver senior vice president and chief information officer, effective May 23, 2005. He will lead all aspects of business information development for the company including supply chain, financial, marketing and store operations systems. He will report to Tim Kullman, senior vice president and chief financial officer, and replaces David King, who left the company earlier this year.

"Our business information systems play a central role in our success as we continue to grow, add new services and seek opportunities to better serve our customers and their pets," said Phil Francis, chairman and chief executive officer. "Don brings us experience, knowledge and strength of leadership, and the kind of breakthrough thinking the organization needs moving forward."

Beaver was most recently senior vice president and CIO for H-E-B Grocery Co., an $11 billion multi-national retailer, which he joined in 1999. Previously, he served 14-years at Allied Signal Aerospace, Inc., where he left as vice president and CIO of their marketing, sales and service division. Beaver began his career at Eastman Kodak, where he was a programmer analyst. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematical computer science with a minor in business from Lock Haven University.

Beaver is a pet parent to two cats, Carly and Chloe.

PETsMART, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company operates more than 725 pet stores in the United States and Canada, a growing number of in-store PETsHOTELs, as well as a large pet supply catalog business, and is a leading online provider of pet products and information ( PETsMART provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and supplies, and offers complete pet training, grooming and adoption services.

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