BBBY: Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Reportedly Falls From 18th Floor Of Manhattan Tower

It is being reported by the New York Post that Gustavo Arnal, the chief financial officer of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY), has been identified as the person whom jumped off the 18th floor of a Manhattan office building.

Arnal’s death follows the news from two days prior that the company would be closing up to 150 locations and cutting 20% of corporate and supply chain positions as it looks to rebuild its failing business. The retailer also intends to cut its expenditures by $250 million through the current fiscal year, while capital spending has also been reduced substantially.

Net sales meanwhile are forecasted to decline by 26% on a year over year basis in the coming quarter, with free cash flow coming in at negative $325 million. The cash burn lead the company to file for an at-the-market financing that would see the firm sell up to 12 million common shares, which comes as the firm sees its stock price return to single digits.

Arnal had a short stint at the firm, having joined the company in 2020 after serving as the CFO for Avon, a cosmetics firm, prior to which he spent two decades at Proctor and Gamble. He was 52.

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