Crown Crafts Appoints Michael Benstock to its Board of Directors

GONZALES, La., April 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ-CM: CRWS) (the “Company”) today announced that Michael Benstock has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective May 1, 2023, to serve until the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Mr. Benstock is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Group of Companies, Inc. (“Superior”), positions he has held since 2003. Mr. Benstock has also served as Chairman of the Board of Superior since February 2023 and as a director of Superior since 1985. He has held multiple other positions with Superior since joining in 1979, including Co-President and Executive Vice President. Mr. Benstock previously served as a director with USAmeriBank, Inc. from 2007 until its sale in 2017 and with multiple charitable organizations.

“I am pleased to welcome Michael Benstock to our Board of Directors,” said Zenon Nie, Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. “I believe his executive management experience, insight, and strategic thinking will be valuable to our Company and our stockholders.”

Mr. Benstock’s appointment fills the vacancy on the Company’s Board of Directors created by the passing of Sidney Kirschner in February 2023. Mr. Benstock will serve as a director until the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Additional information about the Company’s board is available under the “Governance” section of the Crown Crafts website.

About Crown Crafts, Inc.

Crown Crafts, Inc. designs, markets and distributes infant, toddler and juvenile consumer products. Founded in 1957, Crown Crafts is one of America’s largest producers of infant bedding, toddler bedding, bibs, toys and disposable products. The Company operates through its four wholly owned subsidiaries, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., Manhattan Group LLC, and Manhattan Toy Europe, Limited, which market a variety of infant, toddler and juvenile products under Company-owned trademarks, as well as licensed collections and exclusive private label programs. Sales are made directly to retailers such as mass merchants, large chain stores and juvenile specialty stores. For more information, visit the Company’s website at

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