Abercrombie & Fitch Co. received perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), a global retailer of casual luxury apparel and accessories under the Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister and abercrombie kids brands, today (December 8, 2016) proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  The company has achieved this top rating since 2006.

“We are committed to embracing an inclusive and diverse environment for our associates and customers at each of our brands. For us, diversity is about cultivating and strengthening an inclusive culture and being an outstanding company to both work for and do business with. We are proud of our perfect score again this year and it is a testament to our company values,” said John Gabrielli, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

The Company offers a number of programs and initiatives that showcase their focus on diversity, inclusion, and respect, including:
· Comprehensive domestic partner benefits and transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits
· Diversity and inclusion training programs for all associates
· Equal Opportunity non-discrimination policy that covers sexual orientation and gender identity or expression

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.  For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is a leading, global specialty retailer of apparel and accessories for Men, Women and Kids through three renowned brands.  The iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand embodies American casual luxury.  With an updated attitude that reflects the character, charisma and confidence of today’s 20+ consumer, Abercrombie & Fitch remains true to its 125 year heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style.   The Hollister brand epitomizes the liberating and carefree spirit of the endless California summer for the teen market.  abercrombie kids creates smart, playful apparel for children ages 3-14, celebrating the wide-eyed wonder of childhood. The brands share a commitment to offering products of enduring quality and exceptional comfort that allow consumers around the world to express their own individuality and style.

The Company operates over 900 stores under these brands across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the e-commerce sites www.abercrombie.com and www.hollisterco.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
(614) 283-6877
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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