• Tractor Supply Company Promotes Kurt Barton to Executive Vice President

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 07 Feb 2019 16:31:37   America/New_York

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced the promotion of Kurt Barton to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Mr. Barton is being promoted from his current position as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective immediately.

    “Kurt has demonstrated significant leadership and drive in the CFO role.  Over the course of nearly two decades at Tractor Supply, Kurt is a proven executive with a deep knowledge of our business and a strong sense of our Mission and Values,” said Greg Sandfort, Tractor Supply’s Chief Executive Officer.  “This promotion is a recognition of the increasingly important role Kurt is playing at Tractor Supply.  We are fortunate to have an executive of his caliber in this crucial position.” 

    Mr. Barton, who has been with Tractor Supply since 1999, most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tractor Supply since March 2017.  He was named Senior Vice President, Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary in February 2016 and served as Vice President, Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary from February 2009 to January 2016.  Upon joining Tractor Supply, he held various other leadership roles in both accounting and internal audit throughout the period of 1999 thru 2009.  Prior to joining Tractor Supply, Mr. Barton, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career in public accounting in 1993, spending six years at Ernst & Young, LLP.

    About Tractor Supply Company
    Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years.  Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle.  With more than 29,000 team members, the Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve.  At December 29, 2018, the Company operated 1,765 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.TractorSupply.com

    Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services.  At December 29, 2018, the Company operated 175 Petsense stores in 26 states.  For more information on Petsense, visit www.Petsense.com.

    Tractor Supply Company
    Contacts:
    Mary Winn Pilkington (615) 440-4212
    Mackenzie Goldman (615) 440-4360

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