Gove resigns from Zale

Zale Corp. said Thursday that Sue E. Gove, executive vice president and chief operating officer and member of the board of directors, has resigned as an officer and director of the company effective immediately.

North America’s largest specialty retailer of fine jewelry gave no reason for the sudden departure.

“The company would like to thank Sue for her many contributions over the last 25 years and we wish her well in her future endeavors,” Richard C. Marcus, chairman of Zale’s board of directors, said in a statement.

The Dallas-based company operates approximately 2,350 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale Corp.’s brands include Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon’s Jewelers, Bailey Banks & Biddle Fine Jewelers, Peoples Jewellers, Mappins Jewellers, and Piercing Pagoda.