Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  

          March 23, 2010


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


California      001-14077      94-2203880   
(State or other
jurisdiction of
     (Commission File

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




3250 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94109

   (Address of principal executive offices)   


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code      

          (415) 421-7900





   (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)   

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On March 23, 2010, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the following base salaries for the individuals listed below, with such salary amounts effective as of March 15, 2010.


Name    Base Salary

Laura J. Alber, President

   $ 975,000

Sharon L. McCollam, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer

   $ 850,000

Patrick J. Connolly, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

   $ 581,400

Richard Harvey, President, Williams-Sonoma Brand

   $ 600,000

The base salaries shown above represent an increase from prior levels and were influenced by the impending changes to the Company’s executive management team, including Ms. Alber’s anticipated appointment to be the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Ms. McCollam’s increased responsibilities in the Company.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


             WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.



Date: March 26, 2010

    By:   /s/ Sharon L. McCollam
             Sharon L. McCollam

       Executive Vice President,

       Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer