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Girouard visits Ellen

FORT WORTH, Texas -- During Pier 1 Chairman and CEO Marvin Girouard is scheduled to make an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” today.

On behalf of Pier 1, Girouard will present a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to aid the evacuees from the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Girouard said during the company’s quarterly conference call yesterday that 26 Pier 1 stores in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were impacted following the storm by power outages, damage or flooding. Of those, nine remain closed and two or three have more serious damage and will remain closed "for some time," he said.

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