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Fourthstone LLC Appoints Rob Anderson as Chief Financial Officer and Member of Investment Committee

ST LOUIS, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourthstone LLC ("Fourthstone"), a St Louis-based investment manager, has named Rob Anderson to the position of Chief Financial Officer and appointed him a member of the firm's Investment Committee.

Anderson most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for PetSmart, a $7.5 billion specialty pet retailer operating approximately 1,433 pet stores.  He brings more than 25 years of financial experience to Fourthstone, which was recently named the Emerging Specialist Equity Fund of 2016 at the Investors Choice Awards in New York City.

"We're excited to welcome Rob to the Fourthstone team," said Phil Stone, Fourthstone's Managing Partner. "I had the privilege of knowing Rob when he was CFO of Save-A-Lot and he was instrumental in shaping strategy at the firm.  We are delighted to have him contribute his considerable talent on behalf of our clients."

Prior to Save-A-Lot, Mr. Anderson served as the Principal Accounting Officer and Executive Director of Finance for Chipotle Mexican Grill joining prior to their IPO.  Mr. Anderson has also worked at Career Education Corporation as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, American InterContinental University Division and held leadership positions with McDonald's Corporation over the 12 years he worked there.  Mr. Anderson began his career in public accounting working for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University. He also earned an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Mr. Anderson is a licensed certified public accountant.

About Fourthstone LLC

Fourthstone (www.4thstone.com) is an award-winning St Louis-based investment firm that manages a hedge fund on behalf of Qualified Clients.  The firm utilizes a long/short equity investment strategy that focuses on banks, thrifts and other select investments. 

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