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The Cato Corporation (CATO)

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The Cato Corporation

8100 Denmark Road
Charlotte, NC 28273-5975
United States
704 554 8510

Sector(s)Consumer Cyclical
IndustryApparel Retail
Full Time Employees7,500

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. John P. Derham CatoChairman, Pres & CEO3.58MN/A1950
Mr. Charles D. KnightExec. VP & CFO419.76kN/A1965
Mr. Gordon D. SmithExec. VP and Chief Real Estate & Store Devel. Officer731.71kN/A1956
J. Gregory FaganVP & Gen. CounselN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Stephen HeadleySr. VP of Sourcing & MDSE SupportN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Woody CozartSr. VP of GMM - Fashion DivisionN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Shawn E. SmithSec.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Jeffrey R. ShockSr. VP & ControllerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Christin J. ReischeAssistant Sec.N/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2021 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Cato Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of fashion apparel and accessories primarily in the southeastern United States. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. The company's stores and e-commerce websites offer a range of apparel and accessories, including dressy, career, and casual sportswear; and dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, and handbags, as well as men's wear, and lines for kids and infants. It operates its stores and e-commerce websites under the Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It's Fashion, It's Fashion Metro, and Versona names. As of January 29, 2022, the company operated 1,311 stores in 32 states. It also provides credit card services to its customers, as well as layaway plans for customers who agree to make periodic payments. The company was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Corporate Governance

The Cato Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of September 1, 2022 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 6; Board: 6; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 10.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.