WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.

NOMINATIONS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHARTER

(as amended and restated on March 16, 2004)

      The Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (the “Company”) acts on behalf of and with the concurrence of the Board with respect to matters relating to the composition and membership of the Board and the Board’s governance responsibilities.

COMPOSITION

      The Committee shall be comprised entirely of independent members of the Company’s Board. The exact number of members of the Committee shall be fixed and may be changed from time to time by resolution duly adopted by the Board. The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Board. Committee members may be removed or replaced by the Board. The members of the Committee shall meet the independence requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

COMMITTEE PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      The Committee’s primary purpose and responsibilities are to:

 

 

 

 

In consultation with the Chairman of the Board, periodically review and recommend to the Board suitable revisions to the Board’s guidelines on corporate governance, which are updated periodically.

 

 

 

 

Annually consider and review with the Board the appropriate skills and characteristics required of prospective Board members in light of the then-current composition of the Board.

 

 

 

 

Identify individuals qualified to become Board members, consistent with criteria approved by the Board.

 

 

 

 

Assist the Chairman of the Board and the Board in general with screening potential Board candidates, meet with potential Board candidates and, as appropriate, participate in the recruitment of potential Board members, consistent with the procedures prescribed by the Board’s guidelines on corporate governance.

 

 

 

 

As appropriate, use its sole authority to retain and terminate any search firm to be used to identify director candidates, including its sole authority to approve the search firm’s fees and other retention terms.

 

 

 

 

Select, or recommend that the Board select, the director nominees for the next annual meeting of shareholders.

 

 

 

 

Consider director nominees recommended and properly submitted by the Company’s shareholders in accordance with the Committee’s Shareholder Recommendations Policy.

 

 

 

 

Annually evaluate the performance of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, annually oversee evaluation of the performance of the Board and the Company’s management and provide a report with respect to this performance to the members of the Board, together with recommended performance enhancements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Periodically assess the Board’s meeting schedule and evaluate the effectiveness of meeting agendas. Subsequently prepare recommendations to the Chairman of the Board regarding suggested modifications in the schedule of Board meetings and suggested topics to be covered at future meetings.

 

 

 

 

Conduct an annual performance evaluation of the Committee.

MEETINGS

       The Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee will set its own schedule and will meet periodically, but not less frequently than at least one (1) time each year. The members of the Committee may invite the Chief Executive Officer or any other person to attend meetings as appropriate and consistent with this charter.

MINUTES

       The Committee will maintain written minutes of its meetings, which minutes will be filed with the minutes of the meetings of the Board.

REPORTS

       The Committee will report to the Board on a periodic basis and make such recommendations with respect to any of the above matters as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate.

COMPENSATION

       Members of the Committee shall receive such fees, if any, for their service as Committee members as may be determined by the Board in its sole discretion. Fees may be paid in such form of consideration as is determined by the Board.

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

       The Committee may form and delegate authority to subcommittees when appropriate.