The May Department Stores Company has today announced the retirement of Robert D Storey from its Board of Directors effective February 1, 2001. Mr Storey, who will be 65 in March, has served as a director of May since 1989. Jerome T Loeb, May's chairman, said: "We sincerely regret that Bob Storey has decided to retire. In his 11 years as a member of our Board of Directors, he has provided our company with wise counsel, invaluable insights, and diligent leadership. His commitment to May and its success has been steadfast. We will miss Bob deeply and wish him well in his retirement."