Mark Bierley Resigns From The Pantry

As The Pantry searches for a new CFO, Berry Epley, vice president and corporate controller, will assume Bierley’s responsibilities until a successor is found.

The Pantry Inc. an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., announced today that Mark Bierley, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, is resigning effective May 25, 2012. Bierley has accepted a position near his home in Michigan.

The Pantry plans to begin a search for a new CFO promptly. Berry Epley, vice president and corporate controller, will assume Bierley’s responsibilities until a successor is named.

“Mark has made tremendous contributions as CFO of the company and will be missed,” said Dennis Hatchell, The Pantry’s CEO. “However, we understand his desire to return to his home and family in Michigan and wish him success in his new position.”

The timing of Bierley’s resignation will allow him to continue to serve as CFO until after the filing of the company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2012.

The Pantry Inc. operates 1,611 stores in 13 states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express.

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