Lufkin JCPenney Receives Founder’s Award

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JCPenney at Lufkin Shopping Center in Lufkin, Texas, was recently honored with the Founder’s Award – the company’s highest distinction for excellence – at a special event held at the historic Belo Mansion in Dallas on March 16.

At the ceremony, Marvin R. Ellison, chief executive officer, and Joe McFarland, executive vice president of stores, presented Lufkin general manager, Clara Ainsworth, with a commemorative plaque in recognition of the store meeting or exceeding all performance goals.

Only 102 of approximately 1,000 stores, six out of 52 districts and three out of 13 supply chain facilities received the coveted award.

“I’m proud of our team of dedicated associates who are committed to delivering excellent service and an engaging store environment that compels customers to return time and time again,” said Ainsworth.

“We are truly honored to receive this Company recognition on behalf of our Lufkin shoppers, who have trusted us with their loyalty and continued patronage. We look forward to another successful year in 2016.”

The Founder’s Award is presented to teams across the organization that excel in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service, and business expertise.

Media Relations:

(972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com; Follow us at @jcpnews

Investor Relations:

(972) 431-5500 or jcpinvestorrelations@jcpenney.com

About JCPenney:

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every shopping experience is worth the customer’s time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, customers will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands.  Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

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