PetSmart Appoints Rob Anderson as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc. has named Rob Anderson to the position of senior vice
president and chief financial officer effective October 5, 2015.

Anderson brings more than 25 years of financial experience to PetSmart,
most recently serving as the chief financial officer for Save-A-Lot, a
$4.8 billion discount grocery chain.

“We’re excited to welcome Rob to the PetSmart team,” said Michael
Massey, PetSmart’s president and chief executive officer. “He joins us
with extensive experience in finance across multiple industries,
including retail, and will be a valuable member of the senior management
team,” said Massey. “Additionally, Rob has demonstrated throughout his
career that he is a business leader who has a positive impact on the
entire enterprise.”

Before joining Save-A-Lot, Mr. Anderson served as the principal
accounting officer, controller and executive director of finance for
Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast-casual restaurant, for five years. From
2003 to 2005, he worked at the Career Education Corporation as the vice
president and chief financial officer, American InterContinental
University Division. From 1991 to 2003, Mr. Anderson held several
leadership positions with the McDonald’s Corporation including senior
director/controller, partner brands; director, finance
Asia/Pacific/Middle East/Africa division; and director, finance,
purchasing and IT for Dubai, UAE and Vienna, Austria.

Mr. Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from
Northern Illinois University. He also earned a master’s degree in
business administration from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. In
addition, Mr. Anderson is a certified public accountant.

About PetSmart

is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions
for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we
believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection,
PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their
pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts
everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates,
and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000
associates, operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart®
dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a
broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers
dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart
Doggie Day Camp
day care services and pet adoption services
in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including,,,
– offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care
information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership
with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart
and PetSmart CharitiesTM of Canada, PetSmart
helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In
addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better
place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart
Gives BackTM
. By giving back to the communities where we
live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich
people’s lives—we live it.


PetSmart, Inc.
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Investor Relations