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A&F exec named Big Lots general counsel


A legal veteran of Abercrombie & Fitch and Harvard Law grad has been named general counsel for Big Lots.

Ronald "Rocky" Robins Jr. becomes SVP general counsel and corporate secretary at Big Lots. Robins will be a member of the executive leadership team of the company and report directly to David Campisi, CEO and president.

"We're delighted to have Rocky join the Big Lots executive team,” Campisi said. “His background from a public company perspective and from private practice will add great value to our team and support to our Board of Directors. Rocky is a highly respected member of the legal community in central Ohio and will be a tremendous fit to enhance our company culture. I am confident he will be a valuable contributor to the long term success of our Strategic Plan focused on delivering an outstanding shopping experience for Jennifer, valuing and developing our Associates, and providing growth for our Shareholders."

As general counsel and corporate secretary, Robins will oversee the legal organization for the Company and address matters including SEC disclosures, corporate governance, and Board of Director and Committee affairs.

Prior to Big Lots, Robins was a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP with concentration in corporate transactions, general corporate law, corporate governance and general counsel services. He has also served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., an apparel retailer headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.

Robins completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is actively involved in our local community where he serves on the Board of Trustees of BalletMet, the Columbus School for Girls, and Jewish Family Services.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots operates 1,461 BIG LOTS stores in 48 states.

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