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Unifi announces leadership transition

The Board of Directors of Unifi has elected Albert P. Carey, currently the company's Non-Executive Chairman, as its Executive Chairman.

19th March 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Greensboro, NC

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Albert P. Carey. © Unifi

The Board of Directors of Unifi, one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibres, has elected Albert P. Carey, currently the company's Non-Executive Chairman, as its Executive Chairman effective from 1 April 2019. Mr Carey is presently the CEO of PepsiCo North America, a position from which he is expected to retire at the end of March 2019.

The company has also appointed Thomas H. Caudle, Jr. as the company's principal executive officer effective immediately.  Mr Caudle previously served as the company's principal executive officer from April 2016 to May 2017 and will continue to serve as a director and the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. 

“Unifi is a fundamentally strong company with great business opportunities and tremendous talent. It is a privilege to be asked to help lead this company,” said Mr Carey. “Tom and I will be working very hard in the coming weeks to drive superior execution of the Company's strategic plan and look forward to helping Unifi grow its business and capitalize on its strategic vision.” 

“The Board and I remain focused on enhancing performance and delivering value for customers, shareholders and employees. I believe that the Company continues to have tremendous potential for growth and that we have an exciting future ahead of us.”

Unifi also announced that Kevin D. Hall will resign as the company's Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Unifi, both effective immediately. “We are grateful to Kevin for his service and leadership of Unifi over the past two years. We thank Kevin for his contributions, hard work and dedication, and wish him the best in his future endeavours,” commented Unifi's Board of Directors.

“Unifi has a talented leadership team, and we are confident that Al's and Tom's proven leadership, knowledge of our businesses, commitment to our culture, and focus on value creation for shareholders have positioned them well to lead the Company and to help execute its strategic plan.”

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