The Cato Corporation is a fashion specialty retailer. The Company has two segments: the operation of a fashion specialty store segment (Retail Segment) and a credit card segment (Credit Segment). Its merchandise lines include dressy, career and casual sportswear, dresses, coats, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, handbags, men’s wear, and lines for kids and infants. The apparel specialty stores operate under the names Cato, Cato Fashions, Cato Plus, It’s Fashion, It’s Fashion Metro and Versona, including e-commerce Websites. The Company offers its own credit card to its customers and all credit authorizations, payment processing and collection efforts are performed by a separate subsidiary of the Company. It operates approximately 1,330 fashion specialty stores in over 33 states, principally in the southeastern United States.