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A N N U A L
R E P O R T
THE BUSINESS OF GENESCO
Genesco Inc. is a leading retailer and wholesaler of branded footwear, apparel and accessories selling through more than
1,300 retail stores, including Journeys  , Journeys Kidz  , Little Burgundy   and Johnston & Murphy   in the U.S., Puerto
Rico and Canada, through Schuh   stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and through e-commerce
operations. In addition, we sell certain of our footwear brands at wholesale, primarily under our Johnston & Murphy brand,
and the licensed Levi   s  , Dockers  , and G.H. Bass   brands, as well as other brands we license for footwear.
TOTAL RETURN TO SHAREHOLDERS
Includes reinvestment of dividends. The graph below compares the cumulative total shareholder return on our common
stock for the last five fiscal years with the cumulative total return of (i) the Russell 2000 Index and (ii) Peer Group. The
graph assumes the investment of $100 in our common stock, the Russell 2000 Index and Peer Group at the market close
on February 2, 2019 and the reinvestment monthly of all dividends.
COMPARISON OF CUMULATIVE 5 YEAR TOTAL RETURN
Comparison of Cumulative Five Year Total Return
200
Genesco Inc.
Russell 2000 Index
Peer Group
150
100
50
0
2/02/19
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
2/03/24
ANNUAL RETURN PERCENTAGE
Years Ending
Company Name / Index
Genesco Inc.
Russell 2000 Index
Peer Group*
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
2/03/24
-12.87
-1.30
62.17
-24.12
-39.68
9.02
30.17
-4.13
-1.50
4.33
-25.69
5.64
6.67
-9.37
-20.52
INDEXED RETURNS
Base
Years Ending
Period
Company / Index
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
Genesco Inc.
2/02/19
100
87.13
86.00
139.46
105.83
63.84
Russell 2000 Index
100
109.02
141.91
136.05
134.01
139.82
Peer Group
100
74.31
78.50
83.73
75.89
60.32
*Peer Group consists of Caleres, Inc., Designer Brands Inc., Foot Locker, Inc., Shoe Carnival, Inc., Wolverine World Wide Inc.
2/03/24
CORPORATE INFORMATION
Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in virtual format on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central
Time. The meeting will be held online via a live webcast at https://meetnow.global/MV4F4SH where shareholders will
be able to vote electronically and submit questions during the meeting. Information on access to the meeting has been
provided in our 2024 proxy statement and is listed on the 2024 proxy card.
Corporate Headquarters
Genesco Inc.
535 Marriott Drive, 12th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Independent Auditors
Ernst & Young LLP
222 Second Avenue South, Suite 2100
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Transfer Agent and Registrar
Communications concerning stock transfer, consolidating accounts, change of address and lost or stolen stock certificates
should be directed to the transfer agent. When corresponding with the transfer agent, shareholders should state the exact
name(s) in which the stock is registered and certificate number, as well as old and new information about the account.
Regular Mail
Computershare
P.O. Box 43006
Providence, RI 02940-3006
UNITED STATES
Overnight Delivery
Computershare
150 Royall Street, Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021
UNITED STATES
Questions & Inquiries via Computershare   s website: www.computershare.com/investor
Computershare Phone: (877) 224-0366 Hearing Impaired/TDD: 1-800-952-9245
Investor Relations
Security analysts, portfolio managers or other investment community representatives should contact:
Investor Relations
Genesco Inc.
535 Marriott Drive, 12th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 367-8283
Other Information
A copy of any exhibits to our 2024 Annual Report on Form 10-K will be furnished to shareholders upon written request
addressed to Director, Corporate Relations, Genesco Inc., 535 Marriott Drive, P.O. Box 731, Nashville, Tennessee
37202-0731. Certifications by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have been filed as exhibits to our 2024 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Common Stock Listing
New York Stock Exchange: GCO
Shareholder Information
Shareholder information may be accessed at www.genesco.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mimi E. Vaughn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Board, Genesco Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Joanna Barsh
Independent Consultant; Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
New York, New York
Chair of the nominating and governance committee, member of the compensation committee, co-chair of the ESG
subcommittee
Matthew Bilunas
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Woodbury, Minnesota
Member of the audit committee
Carolyn Bojanowski
Executive Vice President Merchandising, Sephora USA, a division of LVMH Mo  t Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
San Rafael, California
Member of the nominating and governance committee
John F. Lambros
Managing Director and Co-head U.S. Technology Group, Head Global Digital Media & Entertainment, Houlihan Lokey
New York, New York
Chair of the compensation committee
Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, D.C.
Member of the nominating and governance committee, co-chair of the ESG subcommittee
Angel R. Martinez
Retired Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Deckers Brands
Ojai, California
Member of the nominating and governance committee
Mary E. Meixelsperger
Chief Financial Officer, Valvoline Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky
Chair of the audit committee
Gregory A. Sandfort
Former Chief Executive Officer and Director, Tractor Supply Company
Nashville, Tennessee
Lead independent director of the Board, member of the audit and compensation committees
CORPORATE OFFICERS
Mimi E. Vaughn
Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
20 years with Genesco
Scott E. Becker
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
5 years with Genesco
Parag D. Desai
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer
10 years with Genesco
Daniel E. Ewoldsen
Senior Vice President, President     Johnston & Murphy Group
21 years with Genesco
Andrew I. Gray
Senior Vice President, President     Journeys Group
1 year with Genesco
Thomas A. George
Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer
4 years with Genesco
Brently G. Baxter
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
5 years with Genesco
Matthew N. Johnson
Vice President, Treasurer
31 years with Genesco
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GCO Shareholder/Stockholder Letter Transcript:

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A N N U A L
R E P O R T

THE BUSINESS OF GENESCO
Genesco Inc. is a leading retailer and wholesaler of branded footwear, apparel and accessories selling through more than
1,300 retail stores, including Journeys  , Journeys Kidz  , Little Burgundy   and Johnston & Murphy   in the U.S., Puerto
Rico and Canada, through Schuh   stores in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and through e-commerce
operations. In addition, we sell certain of our footwear brands at wholesale, primarily under our Johnston & Murphy brand,
and the licensed Levi   s  , Dockers  , and G.H. Bass   brands, as well as other brands we license for footwear.
TOTAL RETURN TO SHAREHOLDERS
Includes reinvestment of dividends. The graph below compares the cumulative total shareholder return on our common
stock for the last five fiscal years with the cumulative total return of (i) the Russell 2000 Index and (ii) Peer Group. The
graph assumes the investment of $100 in our common stock, the Russell 2000 Index and Peer Group at the market close
on February 2, 2019 and the reinvestment monthly of all dividends.
COMPARISON OF CUMULATIVE 5 YEAR TOTAL RETURN
Comparison of Cumulative Five Year Total Return
200
Genesco Inc.
Russell 2000 Index
Peer Group
150
100
50
0
2/02/19
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
2/03/24
ANNUAL RETURN PERCENTAGE
Years Ending
Company Name / Index
Genesco Inc.
Russell 2000 Index
Peer Group*
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
2/03/24
-12.87
-1.30
62.17
-24.12
-39.68
9.02
30.17
-4.13
-1.50
4.33
-25.69
5.64
6.67
-9.37
-20.52
INDEXED RETURNS
Base
Years Ending
Period
Company / Index
2/01/20
1/30/21
1/29/22
1/28/23
Genesco Inc.
2/02/19
100
87.13
86.00
139.46
105.83
63.84
Russell 2000 Index
100
109.02
141.91
136.05
134.01
139.82
Peer Group
100
74.31
78.50
83.73
75.89
60.32
*Peer Group consists of Caleres, Inc., Designer Brands Inc., Foot Locker, Inc., Shoe Carnival, Inc., Wolverine World Wide Inc.
2/03/24

CORPORATE INFORMATION
Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in virtual format on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Central
Time. The meeting will be held online via a live webcast at https://meetnow.global/MV4F4SH where shareholders will
be able to vote electronically and submit questions during the meeting. Information on access to the meeting has been
provided in our 2024 proxy statement and is listed on the 2024 proxy card.
Corporate Headquarters
Genesco Inc.
535 Marriott Drive, 12th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Independent Auditors
Ernst & Young LLP
222 Second Avenue South, Suite 2100
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Transfer Agent and Registrar
Communications concerning stock transfer, consolidating accounts, change of address and lost or stolen stock certificates
should be directed to the transfer agent. When corresponding with the transfer agent, shareholders should state the exact
name(s) in which the stock is registered and certificate number, as well as old and new information about the account.
Regular Mail
Computershare
P.O. Box 43006
Providence, RI 02940-3006
UNITED STATES
Overnight Delivery
Computershare
150 Royall Street, Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021
UNITED STATES
Questions & Inquiries via Computershare   s website: www.computershare.com/investor
Computershare Phone: (877) 224-0366 Hearing Impaired/TDD: 1-800-952-9245
Investor Relations
Security analysts, portfolio managers or other investment community representatives should contact:
Investor Relations
Genesco Inc.
535 Marriott Drive, 12th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 367-8283
Other Information
A copy of any exhibits to our 2024 Annual Report on Form 10-K will be furnished to shareholders upon written request
addressed to Director, Corporate Relations, Genesco Inc., 535 Marriott Drive, P.O. Box 731, Nashville, Tennessee
37202-0731. Certifications by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 have been filed as exhibits to our 2024 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Common Stock Listing
New York Stock Exchange: GCO
Shareholder Information
Shareholder information may be accessed at www.genesco.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mimi E. Vaughn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the Board, Genesco Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Joanna Barsh
Independent Consultant; Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
New York, New York
Chair of the nominating and governance committee, member of the compensation committee, co-chair of the ESG
subcommittee
Matthew Bilunas
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Woodbury, Minnesota
Member of the audit committee
Carolyn Bojanowski
Executive Vice President Merchandising, Sephora USA, a division of LVMH Mo  t Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
San Rafael, California
Member of the nominating and governance committee
John F. Lambros
Managing Director and Co-head U.S. Technology Group, Head Global Digital Media & Entertainment, Houlihan Lokey
New York, New York
Chair of the compensation committee
Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, D.C.
Member of the nominating and governance committee, co-chair of the ESG subcommittee
Angel R. Martinez
Retired Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Deckers Brands
Ojai, California
Member of the nominating and governance committee
Mary E. Meixelsperger
Chief Financial Officer, Valvoline Inc.
Lexington, Kentucky
Chair of the audit committee
Gregory A. Sandfort
Former Chief Executive Officer and Director, Tractor Supply Company
Nashville, Tennessee
Lead independent director of the Board, member of the audit and compensation committees

CORPORATE OFFICERS
Mimi E. Vaughn
Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
20 years with Genesco
Scott E. Becker
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
5 years with Genesco
Parag D. Desai
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer
10 years with Genesco
Daniel E. Ewoldsen
Senior Vice President, President     Johnston & Murphy Group
21 years with Genesco
Andrew I. Gray
Senior Vice President, President     Journeys Group
1 year with Genesco
Thomas A. George
Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer
4 years with Genesco
Brently G. Baxter
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
5 years with Genesco
Matthew N. Johnson
Vice President, Treasurer
31 years with Genesco



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