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SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
KENNEDY, III BRYAN F

(Last) (First) (Middle)
PO BOX 34216

(Street)
CHARLOTTE NC 28234-4216

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CATO CORP [ CATO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
06/01/2017
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 06/01/2017 A 1,715 A $0 10,864 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
/s/ John R. Howe, Attorney-In-Fact 06/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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	POWER OF ATTORNEY
	For Executing Forms 3, 4 and 5


	KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned
hereby constitutes and appoints each of John R. Howe and
Stuart L Uselton, signing singularly, as the true and lawful
attorney-in-fact of the undersigned to:

(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Forms 3, 4
and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder; 

(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete 
the execution of any such Form 3, 4 or 5 and the timely filing
of such form with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission and any other authority; and 

(3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection
with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact,
may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required
by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents
executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned
pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and
shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact
may approve in his discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact

full power and authority to do and perform all and every act
and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary and proper to be done
in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted,
as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might
or could do if personally present, with full power of 
substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming
all that such attorney-in-fact, or his substitute or substitutes,
shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power
of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The
undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact,
in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned,
are not assuming any of the undersigned's responsibilities to
comply with Section 16 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of
Attorney to be executed as of this 2nd day of September, 2009. 

										
/s/ Bryan F. Kennedy, III