Abercrombie & Fitch Co. expands its Board with the election of Kerrii B. Anderson as director

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) today ( Feb. 27, 2018) announced the election of Kerrii B. Anderson as a director, effective February 23. Ms. Anderson will serve as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board. With Ms. Anderson’s election, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Board expands to ten directors, four of whom are female.

Ms. Anderson, 60, most recently served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Wendy’s International Inc., now The Wendy’s Company, during a transformative time at that company, where she developed a strategic vision and plan for the Wendy’s brand.  Prior to serving as its CEO, Ms. Anderson served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to her positions at Wendy’s, Anderson spent the majority of her career with M/I Schottenstein Homes Inc., now M/I Homes Inc., one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, where she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Ms. Anderson currently serves as a director of Worthington Industries and is a member of its Compensation Committee and Audit Committee.  She also serves as a director of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, and is Chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.  Anderson serves in the following capacities with non-profit entities: The Columbus Foundation – Finance Committee; OhioHealth – member of its Board of Directors and Chair of its Finance and Audit Committee; and Elon University – Chair of the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee member. Ms. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a minor in accounting and economics from Elon University and earned her MBA at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Commenting on the election, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Chairman of the Board, Terry Burman, said, “With Kerrii’s impressive leadership track record, deep expertise in finance, operations and strategy, and significant consumer-facing public company management and board experience, she will bring a fresh perspective to our Board. We are excited to welcome Kerrii to A&F and look forward to working together as we continue to drive the Company and its brands forward.”

“I am honored to join the Board of Directors of this storied company. I look forward to working together with Fran, Terry, and the rest of the Board and the management team, at this exciting time in the Company’s evolution,” commented Ms. Anderson.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management or spokespeople of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the company’s control. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. The following factors, in addition to those disclosed in “ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS” of A&F’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017 and in A&F’s subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, the company’s financial performance and could cause actual results for Fiscal 2017 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release or otherwise made by management: changes in global economic and financial conditions, and the resulting impact on consumer confidence and consumer spending, as well as other changes in consumer discretionary spending habits, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and liquidity; our inability to anticipate customer demand and changing fashion trends and to manage our inventory commensurately could adversely impact our sales levels and profitability; our market share may be negatively impacted by increasing competition and pricing pressures from companies with brands or merchandise competitive with ours; direct-to-consumer sales channels are a significant component of our growth strategy, and the failure to successfully develop our position in these channels could have an adverse impact on our results of operations; our ability to conduct business in international markets may be adversely affected by legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; our inability to successfully implement our strategic plans could have a negative impact on our growth and profitability; our failure to protect our reputation could have a material adverse effect on our brands; our business could suffer if our information technology systems are disrupted or cease to operate effectively; we may be exposed to risks and costs associated with cyber-attacks, credit card fraud and identity theft that would cause us to incur unexpected expenses and reputation loss; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could adversely impact our financial condition and results of operations; changes in the cost, availability and quality of raw materials, labor, transportation and trade relations could cause manufacturing delays and increase our costs; we depend upon independent third parties for the manufacture and delivery of all our merchandise, and a disruption of the manufacture or delivery of our merchandise could result in lost sales and could increase our costs; our ability to attract customers to our stores depends, in part, on the success of the shopping malls or area attractions that our stores are located in or around; we rely on the experience and skills of our senior executive officers, the loss of whom could have a material adverse effect on our business; our reliance on DCs makes us susceptible to disruptions or adverse conditions affecting our supply chain; our litigation exposure could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations; our inability or failure to adequately protect our trademarks could have a negative impact on our brand image and limit our ability to penetrate new markets; fluctuations in our tax obligations and effective tax rate may result in volatility in our operating results; extreme weather conditions and the seasonal nature of our business may cause net sales to fluctuate and negatively impact our results of operations; our facilities, systems and stores, as well as the facilities and systems of our vendors and manufacturers, are vulnerable to natural disasters, pandemic disease and other unexpected events, any of which could result in an interruption to our business and adversely affect our operating results; the impact of war or acts of terrorism could have a material adverse effect on our operating results and financial condition; changes in the regulatory or compliance landscape could adversely affect our business and results of operations; our Asset-Based Revolving Credit Agreement and our Term Loan Agreement include restrictive covenants that limit our flexibility in operating our business; and, compliance with changing regulations and standards for accounting, corporate governance and public disclosure could adversely affect our business, results of operations and reported financial results.

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. For 125 years, the iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand has outfitted innovators, explorers and entrepreneurs. Today, the brand reflects the updated attitude of the 21 to 24-year old customer, while remaining true to its 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 5-14, 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 approximately 870 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.

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

Media Contact:
Ian Bailey
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@anfcorp.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Company/globenewswire

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) today (Feb. 26, 2018) reported that on February 23, 2018, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., payable on March 19, 2018 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2018.

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. For 125 years, the iconic Abercrombie & Fitch brand has outfitted innovators, explorers and entrepreneurs. Today, the brand reflects the updated attitude of the 21 to 24-year old customer, while remaining true to its heritage of creating expertly crafted products with an effortless, American style. The Hollister brand epitomizes the liberating and carefree spirit of the endless Californiasummer for the teen market. abercrombie kids creates smart, playful apparel for children ages 5-14, 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 approximately 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:
Ian Bailey
Public Relations
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@anfcorp.com

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Company/globenewswire

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. names Scott D. Lipesky as senior vice president and chief financial officer

Former Hollister Co. CFO Returns to Lead A&F Co. Finance Function

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced the appointment of Scott D. Lipesky as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 2, 2017. Lipesky brings more than 20 years’ experience from the retail and manufacturing sectors in financial planning & analysis, corporate finance, merchandise planning, accounting, and treasury, including nine years with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., most recently as CFO of Hollister Co.

Lipesky will oversee corporate finance, FP&A, financial reporting, risk management, tax, and treasury for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., and will serve on the company’s executive leadership team. Lipesky will report to Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanne C. Crevoiserat, who continued to serve as CFO after her promotion to COO effective February 1, 2017. 

Commenting on the appointment, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. COO Joanne Crevoiserat said: “We are pleased to welcome Scott back to Abercrombie & Fitch. Having previously spent nine successful years with us, Scott has strong relationships here and an intimate knowledge of our business and culture that will serve him and the company well, as we continue to execute aggressively against our strategic plan.”

“I’m excited to return to Abercrombie & Fitch Co. at this important point in its revitalization journey. I look forward to working with Fran, Joanne and the rest of the leadership team, as the company continues on its path to delivering enhanced performance and long-term shareholder value,” said Lipesky.

Lipesky joins the company from American Signature Inc., a privately-held home furnishings company, where he was CFO. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he qualified as a CPA. His experience includes roles as corporate finance director with FTI Consulting, a global financial services advisory firm, director of corporate business development with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and nine years with Abercrombie & Fitch Co., in a variety of finance roles, including CFO of the company’s Hollister brand. 
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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management or spokespeople of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the company’s control. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

The following factors, in addition to those disclosed in “ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS” of A&F’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017 and in A&F’s subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, the company’s financial performance and could cause actual results for Fiscal 2017 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release or otherwise made by management: changes in global economic and financial conditions, and the resulting impact on consumer confidence and consumer spending, as well as other changes in consumer discretionary spending habits, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and liquidity; our inability to anticipate customer demand and changing fashion trends and to manage our inventory commensurately could adversely impact our sales levels and profitability; our market share may be negatively impacted by increasing competition and pricing pressures from companies with brands or merchandise competitive with ours; direct-to-consumer sales channels are a significant component of our growth strategy, and the failure to successfully develop our position in these channels could have an adverse impact on our results of operations; our ability to conduct business in international markets may be adversely affected by legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; our inability to successfully implement our strategic plans could have a negative impact on our growth and profitability; our failure to protect our reputation could have a material adverse effect on our brands; our business could suffer if our information technology systems are disrupted or cease to operate effectively; we may be exposed to risks and costs associated with cyber-attacks, credit card fraud and identity theft that would cause us to incur unexpected expenses and reputation loss; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could adversely impact our financial condition and results of operations; changes in the cost, availability and quality of raw materials, labor, transportation and trade relations could cause manufacturing delays and increase our costs; we depend upon independent third parties for the manufacture and delivery of all our merchandise, and a disruption of the manufacture or delivery of our merchandise could result in lost sales and could increase our costs; our ability to attract customers to our stores depends, in part, on the success of the shopping malls or area attractions that our stores are located in or around; we rely on the experience and skills of our senior executive officers, the loss of whom could have a material adverse effect on our business; our reliance on DCs makes us susceptible to disruptions or adverse conditions affecting our supply chain; our litigation exposure could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations; our inability or failure to adequately protect our trademarks could have a negative impact on our brand image and limit our ability to penetrate new markets; fluctuations in our tax obligations and effective tax rate may result in volatility in our operating results; extreme weather conditions and the seasonal nature of our business may cause net sales to fluctuate and negatively impact our results of operations; our facilities, systems and stores, as well as the facilities and systems of our vendors and manufacturers, are vulnerable to natural disasters, pandemic disease and other unexpected events, any of which could result in an interruption to our business and adversely affect our operating results; the impact of war or acts of terrorism could have a material adverse effect on our operating results and financial condition; changes in the regulatory or compliance landscape could adversely affect our business and results of operations; our Asset-Based Revolving Credit Agreement and our Term Loan Agreement include restrictive covenants that limit our flexibility in operating our business; and, compliance with changing regulations and standards for accounting, corporate governance and public disclosure could adversely affect our business, results of operations and reported financial results.

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 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 approximately 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.

SOURCE: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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

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

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. terminates discussions regarding a potential transaction

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced today (July 10, 2017 ) that it has terminated discussions regarding a potential transaction. The company reported on May 10, 2017 that, after receiving expressions of interest, it had commenced preliminary discussions with several parties regarding a potential transaction.

Arthur Martinez, Executive Chairman of the Board of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said:  “After a comprehensive review of all relevant factors, with the assistance of our financial advisor, the A&F Board of Directors determined that the best path to enhance value for stockholders is the rigorous execution of our business plan.

“>We believe in the prospects for our business and the opportunities for our brands. We are generating solid comp store sales momentum at Hollister and continue to refine and implement strategies to position the Abercrombie brand for revitalized performance. Our strong management team and dedicated people, the investments we have made in marketing, omnichannel and other strategies to drive sales, together with our relentless focus on operational efficiencies, all contribute to our expectation for improved trends beginning in the second half of the year, compared to the prior year period.”

“We are committed to taking sound, aggressive action to deliver enhanced performance and long-term stockholder value,” concluded Mr. Martinez.

The company said it does not intend to comment any further on the above noted discussions.

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 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 approximately 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.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management or spokespeople of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the company’s control. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. The following factors, disclosed in “ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS” of A&F’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017, in some cases have affected, and in the future could affect, the company’s financial performance and could cause actual results for Fiscal 2017 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release or otherwise made by management: changes in global economic and financial conditions, and the resulting impact on consumer confidence and consumer spending, as well as other changes in consumer discretionary spending habits, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and liquidity; our inability to anticipate customer demand and changing fashion trends and to manage our inventory commensurately could adversely impact our sales levels and profitability; our market share may be negatively impacted by increasing competition and pricing pressures from companies with brands or merchandise competitive with ours; direct-to- consumer sales channels are a significant component of our growth strategy, and the failure to successfully develop our position in these channels could have an adverse impact on our results of operations; our ability to conduct business in international markets may be adversely affected by legal, regulatory, political and economic risks; our inability to successfully implement our business plans could have a negative impact on our growth and profitability; our failure to protect our reputation could have a material adverse effect on our brands; our business could suffer if our information technology systems are disrupted or cease to operate effectively; we may be exposed to risks and costs associated with cyber-attacks, credit card fraud and identity theft that would cause us to incur unexpected expenses and reputation loss; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could adversely impact our financial condition and results of operations; changes in the cost, availability and quality of raw materials, labor, transportation and trade relations could cause manufacturing delays and increase our costs; we depend upon independent third parties for the manufacture and delivery of all our merchandise, and a disruption of the manufacture or delivery of our merchandise could result in lost sales and could increase our costs; our ability to attract customers to our stores depends, in part, on the success of the shopping malls or area attractions that our stores are located in or around; we rely on the experience and skills of our senior executive officers, the loss of whom could have a material adverse effect on our business; our reliance on distribution centers makes us susceptible to disruptions or adverse conditions affecting our supply chain; our litigation exposure could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations; our inability or failure to adequately protect our trademarks could have a negative impact on our brand image and limit our ability to penetrate new markets; fluctuations in our tax obligations and effective tax rate may result in volatility in our operating results; extreme weather conditions and the seasonal nature of our business may cause net sales to fluctuate and negatively impact our results of operations; our facilities, systems and stores, as well as the facilities and systems of our vendors and manufacturers, are vulnerable to natural disasters, pandemic disease and other unexpected events, any of which could result in an interruption to our business and adversely affect our operating results; the impact of war or acts of terrorism could have a material adverse effect on our operating results and financial condition; changes in the regulatory or compliance landscape could adversely affect our business and results of operations; our Asset-Based Revolving Credit Agreement and our Term Loan Agreement include restrictive covenants that limit our flexibility in operating our business; and, compliance with changing regulations and standards for accounting, corporate governance and public disclosure could adversely affect our business, results of operations and reported financial results.

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

Media Contact:
Dawn Dover
Kekst
(212) 521-4817
Dawn.dover@kekst.com

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Fran Horowitz and COO Joanne Crevoiserat to present at the Jefferies 2017 Global Consumer Conference

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (June 6, 2017) announced that Fran Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer and Joanne Crevoiserat, Chief Operating Officer will present at the Jefferies 2017 Global Consumer Conference on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time.

The audio portion of the presentation and the accompanying slides will be available to the general public on the “Investors” section of the Company’s website at www.abercrombie.com at approximately 2:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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 approximately 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.

SOURCE: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Contacts

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

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

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announces wholesale agreement with ZALORA

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. continues to grow wholesale business and partners with Asia’s leading online fashion destination

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced today (April 10, 2017) it has entered into a wholesale agreement with Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA.  Starting next week, ZALORA will offer Hollister merchandise through its online stores, followed by Abercrombie & Fitch product launching later this month.

Founded in 2012, ZALORA has a presence in 11 countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This partnership will provide Abercrombie & Fitch Co. access to more than 600 million of ZALORA’s online customers. ZALORA’s shopping experience provides several benefits to the customer including, quick deliveries, as fast as 3 hours in some markets, and up to 100-day free returns.

“We are looking forward to partnering with ZALORA to build on our strong base of loyal customers across Southeast Asia,” said Fran Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.  “We work hard to connect with customers wherever, whenever, and however they prefer to shop and we continue to invest in relationships and innovation to support that.”

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 approximately 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

About ZALORA
ZALORA is Asia’s online fashion destination. Founded in 2012, the company has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world’s leader in online fashion for emerging markets. ZALORA offers an extensive collection of top international and local brands and products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women.

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on Class A Common Stock

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (February 16, 2017) reported that on February 15, 2017, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., payable on March 13, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 3, 2017.

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
Public Relations
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announces the appointment of Will A. Smith as Chief Marketing Officer

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announces the appointment of Will A. Smith as Chief Marketing Officer

 

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (January 30, 2017) announced that Will A. Smith has joined the Company as Chief Marketing Officer.  In that role, he will be responsible for all brand, creative and digital marketing across the Company, reporting to President and Chief Merchandising Officer Fran Horowitz.

For the past nine years Mr. Smith has served in senior marketing roles at Caleres Inc., formerly known Brown Shoe Company.  He was elevated to the position of Chief Marketing Officer for Famous Footwear/Brown Group Retail in 2013.

“We are delighted to welcome Will to our team,” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co.  “He is a true marketing talent who has led successful, transformative brand campaigns spanning go-to-market advertising, digital marketing, mobile and customer loyalty programs.  He will be a tremendous asset as we continue to focus on strengthening our connection with our customers and enhancing the power and clarity of our brand identities.”

Mr. Smith joined Famous Footwear/Brown Group Retail in 2008.  During his tenure, the company achieved rapid ecommerce traffic gains, evolved and contemporized all customer contact strategies and tactics, revitalized a customer loyalty program that now delivers nearly three-quarters of the organization’s total annual revenue, improved and elevated the in-store experience, and launched a best-in-class mobile app for Famous Footwear that now has over 1.3 million users.  Furthermore, he played a critical role in the parent company’s corporate rebranding initiative that resulted in its name change to Caleres – a modernized identity and improved customer sentiment for the 137 year-old company.

Prior to joining the Famous Footwear/Brown Group Retail, Mr. Smith worked for iconic companies such as Kraft, Atlantic Records, and Liz Claiborne, in various brand and marketing roles.  These roles included, among others, Group Vice President of Marketing for Liz Claiborne Retail and Footstar Athletic, VP and General Manager of Blackground Records/Virgin Records N.A., and Vice President of Marketing for Urban Music at Atlantic Recording Corporation.

He received his Masters of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University.

Mr. Smith serves on the National Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes Foundation and on the Executive Committee of the Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois Better Business Bureau.

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.

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

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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.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today (November 17, 2016) reported that on November 16, 2016, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., payable on December 12, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2016.

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
Public Relations
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. to hold its quarterly earnings conference call on November 18, 2016

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on November 18, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. EST.  A press release detailing the company’s third quarter results is expected to be issued shortly after 7:30 a.m. EST.

What: Abercrombie & Fitch Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call

When: 8:30 a.m. EST Friday, November 18, 2016

Where: http://www.abercrombie.com

How: Live over the internet:  Log on to the web at the above address, select the Investors page and click on Events; or call:

Domestic Dial-In Number: 1-888-428-9496, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call.

Domestic Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112, conference ID number 7343043   International Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-2201, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch

Quarterly Call. International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820, conference ID number 7343043

The call will be archived and can be accessed for two weeks following the reporting date by calling either of the replay numbers listed above; or for 12 months by visiting the company’s website www.abercrombie.com.

An investor presentation of third quarter results will be available in the “Investors” section of the company’s website at www.abercrombie.com at approximately 8:00 AM, EST on Friday, November 18, 2016.

For further information, call:

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6751
Investor_Relations@abercrombie.com

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

Source:  Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announces retirement of its EVP of Sourcing Diane Chang

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) (the “Company”) announced today ( November 3, 2016) that Diane Chang will retire from her position as Executive Vice President of Sourcing effective June 24, 2017.  She will remain with the Company in a full-time capacity through the end of the Company’s 2016 fiscal year, January 28, 2017, and will then provide transition support on a part-time basis until her retirement date. A search will begin immediately for Ms. Chang’s successor.

Commenting on the announcement, Arthur Martinez, Executive Chairman, said: “The Board and I are grateful for Diane’s contributions during her long tenure with the Company. We invite everyone in the A&F family, including our external vendor partners, to join us in congratulating Diane on an outstanding career.”

“Diane has been a great partner to me in my time at A&F.  Diane’s love for our brands and her commitment to success will be missed. We wish her the best in her retirement,” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer.

“I am extremely fortunate to have grown with Abercrombie & Fitch over many successful years, and I look forward to helping ensure a smooth transition.  I will truly miss my wonderful colleagues and the unique culture that defines A&F and our brands, and I am confident about the Company’s future path,” said Ms. Chang.

Ms. Chang, 60, joined Abercrombie & Fitch in 1998, and has been the Company’s Executive Vice President of Sourcing since 2004.

About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co. brands.  At the end of the second quarter, the company operated 744 stores in the United States and 182 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com and hollisterco.com.

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announces wholesale agreement with Zalando

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced today (August 24, 2016) that it has entered into a wholesale agreement with Europe’s largest online platform for fashion, Zalando. The German-based e-tailer carries more than 150,000 styles from over 1,500 brands for women, men and kids.

Beginning this week, Zalando will start offering Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister and abercrombie kids products through its online stores in the 15 European markets it serves, which will provide Abercrombie & Fitch Co. access to Zalando’s more than 18 million active customers.

“As Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, we are confident Zalando will enhance the value of all of our brands and this business will accompany our strong store and digital presence already established in the region,” said Fran Horowitz, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. “Zalando is a key strategic partner as we continue to expand our brand reach and deliver a great brand experience to customers in these markets.”

“Zalando is constantly on the lookout for new brand partners and we are very happy that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is now available in our shops. The American retailer has made great strides to grow and expand its footprint globally and we look forward to continuing that growth strategy across our European network,” said Moritz Hahn, Senior Vice President Category Management and Markets of Zalando. “Abercrombie & Fitch Co. brings three iconic brands to our business, thus, adds great value to our assortment offering. By entering into partnerships like this, we allow our consumers access to international brands, generate an enhanced offer and make online shopping more inspiring across Europe.

About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co. brands. At the end of the first quarter 2016, the company operated 745 stores in the United States and 180 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com and www.hollisterco.com.

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today reported that on August 17, 2016, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on the Class A Common Stock of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., payable on September 12, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 2, 2016.

About Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for men, women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co. brands.  At the end of Fiscal 2015, the Company operated 754 stores in the United States and 178 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.comwww.abercrombiekids.com and www.hollisterco.com.

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. to hold its quarterly earnings conference call on August 30, 2016

New Albany, Ohio, 2016-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on August 30, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  A press release detailing the company’s second quarter results is expected to be issued shortly after 7:30 a.m. EDT.

What: Abercrombie & Fitch Second Quarter Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call
When: 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Where: http://www.abercrombie.com
How: Live over the internet: Log on to the web at the above address, select the Investors page and click on Events; or call: Domestic Dial-In Number: 1-888-438-5493, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. Domestic Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112, conference ID number 9489764
International Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-2309, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820, conference ID number 9489764

The call will be archived and can be accessed for two weeks following the reporting date by calling either of the replay numbers listed above; or for 12 months by visiting the company’s website www.abercrombie.com.

An investor presentation of second quarter results will be available in the “Investors” section of the company’s website at www.abercrombie.com at approximately 8:00 AM, EDT on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

For further information, call:

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

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

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch