SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 24, 2005
THE CATO CORPORATION
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission||(I.R.S. Employer|
|of Incorporation)||File Number)||Identification Number)|
|8100 Denmark Road, Charlotte, North Carolina||28273-5975|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
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Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 24, 2005, Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation (the Company) met and took action with respect to the establishment of base salaries for fiscal year 2005 for the Companys named executive officers (as defined in Item 402(a)(3) of Regulation S-K) and approval of incentive bonus payments to the named executive officers based on the achievement of performance criteria during fiscal year 2004 The amounts of these salary and bonus awards are described on Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Salary Determinations and Bonus Awards for Named Executive Officers
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE CATO CORPORATION|
March 30, 2005
|/s/ John P. Derham Cato|
|John P. Derham Cato
Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer
March 30, 2005
|/s/ Michael O. Moore|
|Michael O. Moore
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Salary Determinations and Bonus Awards for Named Executive Officers