Michael Moore has resigned from his positions of executive vice president, chief financial officer and director of retailer The Cato Corporation.

Moore, who is leaving the company on 14 December, will assist in the transition of his duties until he takes a position with an unnamed company.

The company has begun a search for a replacement, and said senior vice president and controller Robert Sandler will serve as principal financial officer in the interim.

Cato Corp is a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women's fashion apparel, operating the Cato and It's Fashion! divisions.