Cost Plus 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: August 24, 2007
(Date of Earliest Event Reported)
Cost Plus, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
200 4th Street
Oakland, California 94607
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (510) 893-7300
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On August 30, 2007, Cost Plus, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release regarding its second quarter earnings data in which it also provided guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2007. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but is instead furnished for purposes of that instruction.
(b) Effective August 24, 2007, Thomas D. Willardson left the Company and is no longer the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Willardson was the Companys Principal Financial Officer.
(c)(1) Effective August 24, 2007, Jane L. Baughman was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Baughman also became the Companys Principal Financial Officer and will continue to serve as Secretary of the Company.
(c)(2) Ms. Baughman, who is 40, joined the company in February 1996 as Manager of Merchandise Planning. She was promoted to Director of Financial Planning in June 1999 and then to Vice President of Financial Planning, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary in August 2001. In October 2006, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Financial Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Baughman served in various financial positions for The Nature Company and The Gap, Inc., and in investment banking as a financial analyst for Dillon Read, Inc.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: August 30, 2007