This excerpt taken from the FBN DEF 14A filed Mar 24, 2005.
Furniture Brands International, Inc. ("Company"), 101 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63105 is furnishing this proxy statement in connection with the solicitation of proxies on behalf of the Board of Directors ("Board") of the Company for use during the 2005 annual meeting of stockholders and at any adjournments thereof. The meeting will be held for the purposes set forth in the accompanying notice of annual meeting of stockholders. The Company expects to mail the notice of meeting, this proxy statement and the form of proxy to stockholders on or about March 25, 2005. With this proxy statement, the Company is mailing to all registered stockholders a copy of the Company's Annual Report containing financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2004.