Shares of Mattress Bathtub & Past have been down in premarket buying and selling Tuesday after the struggling retailer’s chief monetary officer died over the weekend.
The inventory was down greater than 15% as traders weighed the corporate’s management disaster after Gustavo Arnal’s dying. Arnal died Friday after falling from a constructing in downtown Manhattan, police mentioned. Town’s health worker’s workplace later dominated the dying a suicide.
The loss comes after the corporate not too long ago eradicated some govt positions, together with chief working officer, as a part of its efforts to win again investor confidence and clients. It’s also in search of a everlasting CEO. Mattress Bathtub & Past is working underneath an interim chief govt, Sue Gove, after the corporate’s former chief, Mark Tritton, was ousted by the board in June.
The New Jersey-based firm final week introduced that it had secured greater than $500 million in new financing, together with a mortgage. It additionally laid out a sequence of strikes geared toward reviving the enterprise, together with the closure of about 150 shops, layoffs and an overhaul of its merchandise technique.
Arnal joined Mattress Bathtub & Past in 2020 from London-based cosmetics firm Avon after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. He additionally spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble.
In an announcement Sunday concerning his dying, Mattress Bathtub & Past mentioned that Arnal “was instrumental in guiding the group all through the coronavirus pandemic.”
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CNBC reporting by Candice Choi. Melissa Repko and MacKenzie Sigalos contributed.