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Johnson Named Big Lots Executive VP, CFO

Big Lots, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Timothy Johnson to executive vp, CFO. Johnson has served as CFO since 2012 with primary responsibility for all financial disciplines within the company including financial reporting and controls, treasury, risk management, tax, internal audit, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations.

His role has expanded significantly to include responsibility for the company’s real estate strategy and administration along with asset protection, distribution center operations and offices. Johnson is an executive leadership team member and assists in charting the company’s strategic direction.

In comments on the promotion, Big Lots CEO David Campisi noted, “Throughout my career, I have always found the key to success comes down to people, and TJ is a great example. He has been a trusted business partner to me over the last 10 months as we reposition our business, and he has been an invaluable contributor to Big Lots for well over a decade. TJ’s knowledge of retail operations and general business acumen have been crucial as we develop our strategic plan for the next three years. I am thrilled, and extremely proud, to announce a much deserved promotion.”

Johnson will continue reporting to Campisi.

Johnson joined Big Lots in 2000 as director of strategic planning and was promoted to vp/strategic planning and investor relations in February 2004. He was promoted to senior vp, CFO in August 2012.