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Tractor Supply announces planned board chairman succession

Brentwood, Tenn. -- Tractor Supply Company announced that its board of directors has elected Cynthia T. Jamison, 54, to succeed James F. Wright as chairman of the board upon the conclusion of Wright's term at the end of the year.

Jamison will become chairman effective January 1, 2014. Wright will resign his position as a board member effective December 31, 2013, consistent with his plan to serve as executive chairman of the board with a term of one year, as previously announced in September 2012.

Greg Sandfort, the company's president and CEO, stated: “Cindie has been our lead director since 2010, and has served on the company's board since 2002. Her tenure on Tractor Supply's Board, broad financial and business background and other board directorships make her a strong fit to lead our board. We are confident the Chairman transition will be smooth, enabling our continued focus on the strategic initiatives to grow and improve our business."

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