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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 2, 2020 (October 28, 2020)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



1415 Murfreesboro Pike




(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)


(615) 367-7000

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Trading Symbol(s)

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Common Stock, $1.00 par value


New York Stock Exchange


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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 2, 2020, Genesco Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Melvin G. Tucker, was resigning as an officer and employee of the Company effective November 27, 2020, to pursue opportunities outside of the Company. Mr. Tucker’s departure is not the result of any disagreement with the Company or any matter related to the Company’s operations, financial statements or accounting policies or practices.

The Company has commenced a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.  Mimi E. Vaughn, the Company’s Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, will become the Company’s acting Chief Financial Officer until the Company names a successor.  Ms. Vaughn previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer from February 2015 until June 2019. Until the Company names a successor, Ms. Vaughn will oversee a newly-established Office of the Chief Financial Officer which will be co-led by Brently G. Baxter, the Company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Matthew N. Johnson, Vice President and Treasurer, and Dave Slater, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations.

Ms. Vaughn will not receive any additional compensation for assuming the duties of acting Chief Financial Officer and no changes were made to Ms. Vaughn’s severance arrangements in connection with this appointment.

Ms. Vaughn has no family relationships with any director or executive officer of the Company, and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.  


(d)       Exhibits

The following exhibits are furnished herewith:


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Press Release issued by Genesco Inc. on November 2, 2020






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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 hereunto duly authorized.








Date: November 2, 2020




/s/ Scott E. Becker





Scott E. Becker





Senior Vice President, Secretary and

General Counsel