The Cato Corporation (Cato) is a women’s fashion specialty retailer. As of February 01, 2014, the Company operated 1,320 fashion specialty stores in 32 states, principally in the southeastern United States under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro and Versona Accessories. It operates in two segments: stores and credit. The Company’s stores offer an assortment of apparel and accessory items in primarily junior/missy, plus sizes, girls sizes (Seven to 16), men’s and kids sizes (newborn to seven). Its merchandise lines include dressy, career, and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, handbags, men’s wear and lines for kids and newborns. Its merchandise is sold under its private label and is produced by various vendors in accordance with the Company’s specifications. The Company offers its own credit card and layaway plan. The Company’s stores range in size from 2,000 to 19,000 square feet.