Gustavo Arnal Death: Tragic! Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Gustavo Arnal dead, jumped from 18th floor of NYC tower

The Chief Financial Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond has plunged to death after falling from a New York building.

The sudden death news shocked the company as Gustavo Arnal was just 52. Bed Bath & Beyond is an American retail chain of domestic

merchandise stores.

The company operates in the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto .

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What led Gustavo Arnal to suicide?

The executive plunges to death after jumping from a luxury skyscraper in downtown Manhattan where he lived. The company, as well as the police, confirmed the same in a statement.

The death of Gustavo Arnal comes days after the company announced to shut down 150 out of its 700 namesake stores and lay off 20 percent of its total staff, which stood at around 32,000. The company’s stocks also fell 21 percent the last Wednesday, apart from a 65% fall in 2021.

Arnal was found dead at around 12:30 pm near Leonard Street and West Broadway on Friday, and emergency medical officers declared him dead.

The police told a news channel that he appeared to suffer serious injuries suggesting a fall from an elevated position. The NYC medical examiner’s office is currently examining the cause of death and didn’t immediately respond to any comments.

What was the official statement from Bed Bath & Beyond?

The company stated on Sunday that the entire organization was deeply distressed seeing the shocking loss of Gustav Arnal. He played an instrumental role at Bed Bath & Beyond.

He guided the organization throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, transforming the company’s financial foundation and creating a solid and talented team. The statement further said that he was also a revered colleague in the economic circle.


When did Gustav Arnal become CFO of Bed Bath & Beyond?

Gustav Arnal joined the company in 2020 amid the pandemic. Earlier, he worked as the Chief Financial Officer for the cosmetics brand Avon in London. Per his LinkedIn profile, he also had 20-year experience at & Gamble.

Will Bed Bath & Beyond retain its buy-buy baby stores?

It was reported that the company would sell its buy the business after a 26 percent slump forecast in the second quarter, but later said it would retain the business.

How many shares does Arnal sell of the company?

According to Reuter’s calculations based on SFC filings, Arnal sold 55,013 shares in the company.

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