A View of the Hudson's Bay Company Head Office and Main Store in Toronto Canada 15 June 2015 Hudson's Bay Announced on 15 June That It Has Deal to Buy the Kaufhof Chain of Department Stores in Germany Canada TorontoCanada Hudsons Bay Company - Jun 2015

Ed Record, the chief financial officer for Hudson’s Bay Co., is taking a medical leave of absence.

The company has appointed Becky Roof as interim cfo, HBC said on Monday, when Record began his leave.

Roof previously served as interim cfo at a number of large companies and is a managing director at AlixPartners consulting firm where she provides advisory and c-suite interim management services. At HBC, she will be supported by the finance team and report to Helena Foulkes, chief executive officer.

Last week, HBC reported better-than-expected results, with comparable sales up 0.3 percent excluding the Home Outfitters and Lord & Taylor chains, which are undergoing a review of strategic alternatives, including possibly being sold. Net income of $275 million in the last quarter reflected a $817 million gain on the sale of the Lord & Taylor building on Fifth Avenue, which closed for business earlier this year. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization totaled $44 million in the quarter.