WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549-1004

                                   FORM 8-K

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

                                 July 21, 2003
              (Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported))

                            LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED
            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

             MICHIGAN                                     38-0751137
   (State or other jurisdiction of                    (I.R.S. Employer
    incorporation or organization)                     Identification No.)

1284 North Telegraph Road, Monroe, Michigan               48162-3390
  (Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)


Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed
    since last report.

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure


Contact:   Mark Stegeman       (734) 241-4418


MONROE, MI. July 21, 2003 - La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE, PCX: LZB) announced
today it anticipates earnings for its July first fiscal quarter will be in the
range of $0.10 - $0.12 per fully diluted share, after a previously-announced
restructuring charge, or $0.17 - $0.19 before the charge. The current analyst
consensus earnings estimate for the quarter is $0.23 per fully diluted share,
excluding the restructuring charge. La-Z-Boy earned $0.32 per fully diluted
share in the July 2002 first quarter before the cumulative effect of a change in
accounting principle for goodwill and intangible assets.

La-Z-Boy president and CEO Jerry Kiser said, "At the time of our most recent
investor conference call in May, we suspended offering specific earnings
guidance for the company, citing a lack of business visibility. We previously
stated we expected earnings for our July 2003 first quarter to be down
'significantly' compared to a very strong July 2002 quarter and they will be.
Last year's 9% sales increase in the first quarter was abnormally strong, driven
in part by a larger than normal beginning backlog. That was not the case this
year. As a result, we expect sales volume to be down about 10% compared to the
quarter a year ago."

Kiser continued, "Demand during the quarter has remained sluggish, reflective of
a continuing softness at the retail level. Historically, the fiscal first
quarter is our weakest quarter, and this year we have taken substantially more
than our normal amount of plant shutdown time to avoid building additional
inventories. That action negatively impacts our margins with lower cost
absorption. The combination of lower volume and unabsorbed costs will yield
reduced earnings."

 "We fully expect the normal seasonal pickup in our business will unfold as we
enter the all important fall selling season. As such, we anticipate a return to
more normal capacity utilization."

La-Z-Boy will report its first fiscal quarter operating results before the
opening of trading on Tuesday, August 12th, and will hold its regular quarterly
investor conference call at 11 a.m. EDT the following day, Wednesday, August

Casegoods Group reorganization charge
As previously announced, the reorganization of the La-Z-Boy Casegoods Group -
including a realignment of several key management responsibilities, the
establishment of a new global sourcing organization and the closure of three
casegoods manufacturing facilities - will result in pre-tax charges of
approximately $10 million, or $0.11 per diluted share on an after-tax basis.
This largely non-cash charge is being taken primarily in the current fiscal
quarter, which ends July 26, 2003, and will cover the write-down of certain
fixed assets and inventories. Most of the balance of the charge, representing
severance and relocation costs, will be incurred in the first half of fiscal
2004, in accordance with the recently-released Statement of Financial Accounting
Standards No.146 - Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal
Activities. It is anticipated that the plant closures and resultant shifting of
production to other La-Z-Boy casegoods facilities will produce annual savings in
the range of $5 - $6 million, after the transition is fully implemented by the
beginning of our fiscal fourth quarter.

Forward-looking Information
Any forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on
current information and assumptions and represent management's best judgment at
the present time. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated
or projected due to a number of factors. These factors include, but are not
limited to: changes in consumer sentiment or demand, changes in demographics,
changes in housing sales, the impact of terrorism or war, energy price changes,
the impact of SARS on imports, the impact of logistics on imports, the impact of
interest rate changes, the availability and cost of capital, the impact of
imports, changes in currency rates, competitive factors, operating factors, such
as supply, labor, or distribution disruptions including changes in operating
conditions or costs, effects of restructuring actions, changes in the regulatory
environment, the impact of new manufacturing technologies, factors relating to
acquisitions and other factors identified from time to time in the company's
reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company
undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
either to reflect new developments, or for any other reason.

Additional Information
This news release is just one part of La-Z-Boy's financial disclosures and
should be read in conjunction with other information filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, which is available at Investors and others wishing to be
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Background Information
With annual sales in excess of $2 billion, La-Z-Boy Incorporated is one of the
world's leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture for every
room of the home and office, as well as for the hospitality, health care and
assisted-living industries. The La-Z-Boy Upholstery Group companies are Bauhaus,
Centurion, Clayton Marcus, England, La-Z-Boy, La-Z-Boy Contract Furniture Group
and Sam Moore, and the La-Z-Boy Casegoods Group companies are Alexvale, American
Drew, American of Martinsville, Hammary, Kincaid, Lea and Pennsylvania House.
The corporation's vast proprietary distribution network is dedicated exclusively
to selling La-Z-Boy Incorporated products and brands, and includes 314
stand-alone La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries(R) stores and 317 La-Z-Boy In-Store
Gallery's, in addition to in-store gallery programs at the company's Kincaid,
Pennsylvania House, Clayton Marcus, England and Lea operating units. According
to industry trade publication Furniture/Today, the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
retail network by itself represents the industry's fifth largest U.S. furniture
retailer. Additional information is available at


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 thereunto duly authorized.

                                       LA-Z-BOY INCORPORATED

Date   July 21, 2003                   /s/Louis M. Riccio, Jr.
                                       Louis M. Riccio, Jr.
                                       On behalf of the registrant and as
                                       Chief Accounting Officer