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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2021
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Item 5.02         Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers
On August 3, 2021, Dr. James W. Schmotter notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (the “Company”) that he has decided to retire from the Board, effective the date of the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Dr. Schmotter indicated that his retirement from the Board was not due to any disagreement with the Company or concerns relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Dr. Schmotter, who serves on both the Audit and Corporate Governance, Nominations and Sustainability committees, intends to finish his current term.
Effective August 1, 2021, Daniel M. Grow stepped down from his position of Senior Vice President, Business Development and as such, is no longer an executive officer of the Company. Mr. Grow, who has been with the Company since 2009 and had been in his current role since 2015, will remain as a Vice President, employed by the Company, focusing on strategic initiatives.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 3, 2021
/s/ Eric D. Koster                               
Eric D. Koster
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary