Milan (Italy), 2016-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) today (December 22, 2016) announced the renewal of an exclusive license agreement with Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) for the development, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames under certain Ralph Lauren brands, including Polo and Ralph Lauren. The ten-year agreement will extend to March 31, 2027, subject to the terms and conditions therein.
Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Luxottica is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Its portfolio includes proprietary brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples and Alain Mikli, as well as licensed brands including Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Coach, Dolce&Gabbana, Michael Kors, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co. and Versace. The Group’s global wholesale distribution network covers more than 150 countries and is complemented by an extensive retail network of over 7,400 stores, with LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and LensCrafters in Asia-Pacific, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. In 2015, Luxottica posted net sales of approximately Euro 9 billion and approximately 79,000 employees. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com.
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