Nicola Glass named Creative Director of Kate Spade

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE:TPR) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced the appointment of Nicola Glass as Creative Director of Kate Spade. She is expected to join the company early in the new calendar year, and will succeed Deborah Lloyd, the brand’s current creative director who, in the wake of the Tapestry, Inc.acquisition, made the decision to exit the brand in 2018. Ms. Glass will ultimately report to the Brand President and Chief Executive Officer of Kate Spade, a role currently held by Tapestry, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Victor Luis, in an interim capacity. Ms. Glass will be responsible for leading all creative aspects of the Kate Spade brand, including all product design, brand imagery and store environments.

“The appointment of Nicola Glass marks an important milestone in the next chapter of the Kate Spade brand,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, Inc. “There are very few creative executives like her, who have both the talent to lead creative teams and the appreciation and understanding of how to scale a growing handbag and accessories-driven business. We are extremely pleased that she will be leading the strong creative team already in place, while bringing her unique aesthetic and personal style to Kate Spade. Nicola fully understands the feminine, fun and fashionable style of Kate Spade and is excited to bring its distinctive style to global audiences. Her depth and breadth of experience will be an invaluable asset to the business in general – and especially the design and brand teams – as we grow and develop the business globally.”

Ms. Glass joins Kate Spade from Michael Kors where she currently holds the role of Senior Vice President of Accessories Design overseeing all design and development of Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors. She leads a team including all accessory, hardware and technical design, and is responsible for sourcing and developing all leathers and fabrics. Ms. Glass has been with Michael Kors since 2004, contributing to the business and holding successively more senior roles over her 13-year tenure with the company. Prior to Michael Kors she worked at Gucci as an accessories designer. Ms. Glass holds a Masters of the Arts in Fashion Accessories from the Royal College of Art, London.

Victor Luis added, “Nicola’s sensitivity and appreciation of Kate Spade along with her leadership skills, and deep design experience, uniquely qualify her to provide creative direction for Kate Spade. I am confident that her expertise – grounded in accessories – will enable her to build upon the brand’s fun, feminine and fashionable positioning to create innovative product and brand imagery, delighting customers in a singularly Kate Spadeway, full of color and playful sophistication.”

“I’m very honored to be joining Kate Spade as the new Creative Director,” said Ms. Glass. “It is a brand I’ve long admired and I look forward to leading the team in this next chapter of Kate Spade’s evolution and growth.” Ms. Glass will succeed Deborah Lloyd, who has been President and Chief Creative Officer of Kate Spade since November 2007. “We have great admiration for Deborah’s accomplishments and her vision and creative leadership have been instrumental to the growth of Kate Spade,” said Victor Luis. “We wish her every success in the future and look forward to welcoming Nicola.”

Tapestry, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The Company’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Our Company and our brands are founded upon a creative and consumer-led view of luxury that stands for inclusivity and approachability. Each of our brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. To learn more about Tapestry, please visit www.tapestry.com. The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPR. The Company’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This information to be made available in this press release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “moving,” “leveraging,” “developing,” “driving,” “targeting,” “assume,” “plan,” “pursue,” “look forward to,” “achieve” or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management’s current expectations, based upon a number of important factors, including risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs and successfully execute our transformation and operational efficiency initiatives and growth strategies and our ability to achieve intended benefits, cost savings and synergies from acquisitions, etc. Please refer to the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a complete list of risks and important factors.

Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Tapestry, Inc.

Coach introduces Selena Grace Bag from Coach x Selena Gomez collection

Coach introduces Selena Grace Bag from Coach x Selena Gomez collection

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388) announces the launch of Coach x Selena Gomez, a new collection in partnership with the actress and singer. Featuring the Selena Grace, a bag designed by Selena in collaboration with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the offering also includes small leather goods and accessories available for a limited time.

The Selena Grace is a double-handled carryall named after the star and the quality she most embodies. A staple that reflects Gomez’s effortless all-American style, it’s a go-everywhere bag built for real life. The Selena Grace features Gomez’s personal touches: a hangtag bearing her signature and a storypatch sewn inside with her empowering message: “To be you is to be strong.” The bag is further customized with “Love yourself first” in Selena’s handwriting—a phrase inspired by one of her tattoos—embossed onto the base of the bag.

The Selena Grace comes from a legacy of American authenticity, craftsmanship and unfussy luxury for which Coach is known, imbued with a youthful new personality. It is available in three exclusive colors: Selena Black Cherry, Selena White and Selena Red. The collection also includes bag charms, wallets and the Selena Wristlet.

“It was really fun to create this collection with Selena and design pieces that are cool and feminine like her,” says Vevers. “When we designed the Selena Grace, it was about exploring the qualities Selena wanted in a bag and creating something that felt personal to her.”

“I’m very excited for everyone to finally see the design Stuart and I worked on together,” says Gomez. “I can’t wait to carry it—it’s totally versatile, perfect to wear day-to-night and it goes with everything.”

Additionally, Coach is offering customers a chance to win one of 150 signed Selena Grace bags, as well as one grand prize: A signed bag and a trip for two to meet Gomez in person at the Coach House flagship store in New York on September 13. Customers can enter for a chance to win at Coach.com or at any U.S. Coach retail store from Friday, August 4, to Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

The Coach x Selena Gomez collection will be available for pre-order online at Coach.com beginning on August 14 and available in Coach stores globally beginning September 1, 2017.

Gomez’s new song “Fetish” is out now and marks her third song on the radio along with “It Ain’t Me” and “Bad Liar.”

@Coach; #CoachxSelena

CAMPAIGN IMAGE CREDIT:  © Steven Meisel
EDITORIAL CREDIT: Coach

ABOUT COACH
Coach, Inc. is a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands. The company’s portfolio includes the Coach, kate spade new york, and Stuart Weitzman brands. Our company and our brands are founded upon a consumer-led view of luxury that stands for inclusivity and approachability. Each of our brands are unique and independent, while sharing a commitment to innovation and authenticity defined by distinctive products and differentiated customer experiences across channels and geographies. Coach, Inc.’s corporate headquarters are in midtown Manhattan at 10 Hudson Yards on 30th Street. The company currently employs approximately 20,000 people globally. Coach, Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, traded under the symbol COH, and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Antoine Phillips
Senior PR Director
212 946 3621
APhillips@coach.com

SOURCE: Coach, Inc.

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Coach, Inc. completes acquisition of Kate Spade & Company for $18.50 per share in cash

NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kate Spade & Company (NYSE:KATE) for $18.50 per share in cash for a total transaction value of $2.4 billion.

The tender offer by a subsidiary of Coach, Inc. for all the outstanding shares of Kate Spade & Company expired, as scheduled, at 5 p.m. EDT on July 10, 2017. Following its acceptance of the shares tendered, Coach, Inc. caused the merger of its subsidiary with and into Kate Spade & Company. As a result, Kate Spade & Company has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Coach, Inc. In connection with the merger, all eligible Kate Spade & Company shares not tendered have been canceled and converted into the right to receive $18.50 per share in cash, the same price per share offered in the tender offer. In addition, all Kate Spade & Company shares will cease to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange as of July 12, 2017.

Strategic Rationale

The combination of Coach, Inc. and Kate Spade & Company creates a leading luxury lifestyle company with a more diverse multi-brand portfolio supported by significant expertise in handbag design, merchandising, supply chain and retail operations as well as solid financial acumen. Coach’s history and heritage, multi-channel, international distribution model, and seasoned leadership team uniquely position it to drive long-term sustainable growth for Kate Spade.

Transaction Details

As previously announced, the $2.4 billion purchase price has been funded by a combination of senior notes, bank term loans and excess Coach cash.

Next Scheduled Announcement

Based on the timing of this transaction, the Company now expects to report fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. To receive notification of future announcements, please register at www.coach.com/investors (“Subscribe to E-Mail Alerts”).

About Coach, Inc.

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

About Kate Spade & Company

Kate Spade & Company operates principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade New York™. The four category pillars – women’s, men’s, children’s and home – span demographics, genders and geographies. Known for crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication, kate spade new york aims to inspire a more interesting life. The kate spade new york collection includes the Madison Avenue, Broome Street and on purpose labels. Jack Spade New York offers a timeless and versatile assortment of bags, sportswear and tailored clothing founded on the aesthetic of simple, purposeful design. Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group, is also under ownership. Visit www.katespadeandcompany.com for more information.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “position,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Coach, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding the expected benefits and costs of the acquisition of Kate Spade & Company discussed herein. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; that Kate Spade & Company’s business may not perform as expected due to transaction related uncertainty or other factors; that the parties may be unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Coach, Inc.’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the SEC. Coach, Inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach:
Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick, 212-629-2618
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
AResnick@coach.com
or
Christina Colone, 212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations
CColone@coach.com

Coach announces closing of its underwritten public offering of $1 billion senior unsecured notes

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (-Jun. 20, 2017) announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, consisting of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% senior unsecured notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”) and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior unsecured notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes,” and together with the 2022 Notes, the “Notes”). Interest on the notes is payable semi-annually on January 15 and July 15 of each year, beginning on January 15, 2018.

The Notes were offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-200642), which became immediately effective upon its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 1, 2014. A preliminary prospectus supplement dated June 6, 2017 relating to the Notes was filed with the SEC on June 6, 2017, and a final prospectus supplement dated June 6, 2017 was filed with the SEC on June 7, 2017.

As previously announced on May 8, 2017, Coach entered into an agreement to acquire Kate Spade & Company (NYSE: KATE). Coach intends to use the proceeds from this offering, together with cash on hand and cash on hand at Kate Spade and term loans, to fund the purchase price for the acquisition and pay related fees and expenses.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The offering of securities may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus and related supplement may be obtained by contacting any of those joint book-running managers whose contact information is listed at the bottom of this announcement.

About Coach

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong KongDepositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about the consummation of the proposed transaction and the anticipated benefits thereof. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Coach, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding the expected benefits and costs of the tender offer, the merger and the other transactions contemplated by the merger agreement by and between Kate Spade & Company, Coach, Inc. and Chelsea Merger Sub Inc.; the expected timing of the completion of the tender offer and the merger; the ability of Coach, Inc. (and its subsidiary) and Kate Spade & Company to complete the tender offer and the merger considering the various conditions to the tender offer and the merger, some of which are outside the parties’ control, including those conditions related to regulatory approvals; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the tender offer and the merger may not be timely completed, if at all; that, prior to the completion of the transaction, Kate Spade & Company’s business may not perform as expected due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors; that the parties are unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Coach, Inc.’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the SEC. Coach, Inc. and Kate Spade & Company assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

BOOK-RUNNING MANAGERS:
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Incorporated
NC1-004-03-43
200 North College Street, 3rd Floor
Charlotte NC 28255-0001
Attn: Prospectus Department
Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com
Tel: 800-294-1322
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
383 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10179
Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk
Tel: 212-834-4533
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
425 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10018
Attn: Transaction Management Americas
Email: tmg.americas@us.hsbc.com
Tel: 800-662-3343

Contact:

Coach
Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
AResnick@coach.com

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations
CColone@coach.com

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach announces Selena Gomez as the face of its Fall 2017 advertising campaign

Coach announces Selena Gomez as the face of its Fall 2017 advertising campaign

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388) announces Selena Gomez as the face of Coach in the brand’s Fall 2017 advertising campaign. The multi-talented singer, actress, producer and philanthropist captures the all-American optimism of Coach in a series of images set in New York City.

Portrayed as the Coach girl about to embark on a road trip, Gomez lounges in the blush-toned-leather interior of a 1976 Plymouth Fury—the vintage car, a recurring reference in Coach campaigns, symbolizes the freedom and endless possibility of the open road.

To bring this vision to life, Coach worked with the ultimate team of fashion collaborators with images by Steven Meisel, styling by Karl Templer, creative direction by Fabien Baron, makeup by Pat McGrath and hair by Guido Palau.

“From the very beginning, the creation of Coach campaigns have been an exciting and collaborative effort,” comments renowned photographer Steven Meisel. “It’s been a pleasure working with Stuart and the team of incredibly talented individuals behind the brand. Inviting Selena Gomez to join the Coach family takes it to another level.”

“Selena is a rebel and a romantic, a dreamer and a doer who boldly charts her own course,” says Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “To me, she speaks to a generation; she connects.”

“I couldn’t be more proud to be the face of Coach,” says Gomez. “I’ve also loved working with Stuart, I admire his vision and his designs.”

Coinciding with the launch of the fall collection, Coach will reveal three short films dedicated to the key bags of the season: the Rogue, the Coach Swagger and the Edie. Created by Baron & Baron, each video stars Gomez getting ready in a New York City apartment for a night on the town.

#coachxselena

About Coach

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands.  The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

Media Contact:
Erin Leary
Public Relations, Coach
eleary@coach.com
+1 212 615.2178

SOURCE: Coach, Inc.

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Coach appoints Ian Bickley to the new role of President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Apr. 6, 2017) announced that Ian Bickley, currently President, International Group for the Coach brand, will be elevated to the new role of President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Coach, Inc., effective July 2, 2017. In this role, Mr. Bickley will continue to report directly to Mr. Luis and will be responsible for strategic partnerships across brands. Mr. Bickley will have oversight of the company’s global real estate development and will partner with the brand presidents in leading strategic distributor relationships, licensing partnerships and collaborations. Mr. Bickley will also be a key leader in the further development of Coach, Inc.’s multi-brand strategy.

“Ian has been a tremendous leader and contributor to the growth of our business during his 24-year tenure with Coach. His extensive global relationships and industry experience make him the perfect fit for this important strategic role in the next chapter of our multi-brand evolution,” said Mr. Luis, “I’m delighted we can further leverage Ian’s strengths across our portfolio of brands.”

“Coach, Inc. is now better positioned to continue its journey as a global house of brands. Ian’s new appointment, together with the addition of Joshua Schulman to our seasoned group of leaders, will enable the company to focus on strategic and long-term growth opportunities across brands and businesses,” Mr. Luis concluded.

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This information to be made available in this press release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “anticipated,” “moving,” “leveraging,” “targeting,” “assume,” “plan,” “pursue,” “look forward to,” “on track to return,” “to achieve” or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management’s current expectations, based upon a number of important factors, including risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs and successfully execute our transformation and operational efficiency initiatives and growth strategies and our ability to achieve intended benefits, cost savings and synergies from acquisitions, etc. Please refer to Coach, Inc.’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a complete list of risks and important factors.

Contact:
Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director
Investor Relations

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach announces the appointment of Kevin G. Wills as CFO

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH) (SEHK: 6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Jan. 4, 2017) announced the appointment of Kevin G. Wills as Chief Financial Officer, effective no later than March 2017.

Mr. Wills joins Coach from AlixPartners LLP, a global business advisory firm, where he has served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer since March 2014. At AlixPartners, Mr. Wills is responsible for all financial management, capital restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to AlixPartners, Mr. Wills was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Saks Incorporated, owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks.com and Off 5th franchises, where he worked for nearly 16 years in various finance, strategic-planning, administration and operations positions. He also played an instrumental role in Saks’ sale to Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX: HBC). Before joining Saks Inc., Mr. Wills served as Vice President and Controller for Tennessee Valley Authority, an energy producer. Mr. Wills started his career in 1988 as a Business Assurance Manager for Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PwC), an accounting and financial services firm. He has a BS in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, Mr. Wills is currently Chairman of the Board of Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), where he has been a Director since 2012.

“Kevin brings nearly 30 years of broad-based and relevant retail and finance experience to Coach. His expertise and strong operational track record make him a valuable addition to the leadership team,” said Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. “As we continue to execute our transformation plan, I have confidence that in Kevin we are adding a proven strategic business partner who will be an important part of Coach, Inc.’s next chapter of growth as a multi-brand company.”

“I am delighted to join Coach, an exceptional company with strong global brands and a disciplined focus on financial results. I very much look forward to playing a key role as the firm executes its long-term global growth strategy,” said Mr. Wills.

Mr. Wills replaces Jane Nielsen, who departed from Coach in August 2016. Andrea Shaw Resnick, who has held the position of Interim CFO since that time, will continue as Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. “Andrea is a proven leader who ensured that we didn’t miss a beat during her time as interim CFO. Our entire leadership team appreciates her important and ongoing contributions to Coach, Inc.,” added Mr. Luis.

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This information to be made available in this press release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “anticipated,” “moving,” “leveraging,” “targeting,” “assume,” “plan,” “pursue,” “look forward to,” “on track to return,” “to achieve” or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management’s current expectations, based upon a number of important factors, including risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs and successfully execute our transformation and operational efficiency initiatives and growth strategies and our ability to achieve intended benefits, cost savings and synergies from acquisitions, etc. Please refer to Coach, Inc.’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a complete list of risks and important factors.

Contact:
Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick

212/629-2618
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone

212/946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach opens its newest flagship at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City

Stuart Weitzman Opens Separate Flagship at Same Location

NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Nov. 17, 2016) announced the opening of its newest flagship in one of the world’s most prestigious shopping districts at 685 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Timed to coincide with the brand’s 75th anniversary year, this unique retail concept marks a defining moment in both the company’s history and brand transformation.

The 20,000 square foot retail space dedicated to the Coach brand, designed by Executive Creative Director Stuart Vevers in partnership with William Sofield, Designer and President of Studio Sofield, showcases the brand’s distinctive modern luxury positioning. Specifically, the interior features an impressive blackened steel and concrete staircase, which creates a sense of discovery while shopping, as well as a glass enclosed, vintage inspired elevator. Throughout the three-level flagship is a mix of eclectic and bespoke furniture and objects, accented by custom-designed cabinetry, warm lighting, proprietary carpets and fine millwork. Additional architectural elements include a glass-block facade, expansive windows and a captivating mechanized conveyor belt installed with a rotation of Coach products. The center atrium houses a 12-foot sculpture of Coach’s dinosaur, Rexy, designed by renowned artist Billie Achilleos, and constructed entirely from Coach bags and proprietary hardware. In addition, a monumental contemporary sculpture, Scribing the Void, created by Brooklyn artist Kurt Steger traces the surface of iconic rock formations in Central Park, and is a nod to Coach’s New York City roots.

Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer of Coach, Inc. said, “With Coach House, we are celebrating our New York heritage and 75-year history of craftsmanship. The flagship features the full expression of our women’s and men’s collections including bags, small leather goods, footwear, and ready-to-wear, in addition to offering a full range of customization and leather services. Together with the opening of the adjacent Stuart Weitzman flagship store, we are bringing two global brands born in New York City to one iconic location.”

The company is also launching two concepts unique to Coach House flagships that speak to the brand’s heritage of leather craftsmanship and innovative design. First, the Made to Order Rogue, which allows customers to create a bespoke Rogue bag, selecting from nine points of customization and over one million possible combinations. Second, the Coach House Workshop – which is the first of its kind – offering expanded leather and craftsmanship services, including special monogramming and exclusive vintage product, featuring a resident master craftsman with nearly 30 years of experience in the New York Workshopat Coach’s headquarters.

Andre Cohen, President North America and Global Marketing, added, “We are thrilled to open a true home for the Coach brand on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, an address globally recognized for fashion. We’re confident that our modern luxury store environment will be warmly embraced by discerning New York shoppers and international visitors alike.”

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

This information to be made available in this press release may contain forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “continue,” “project,” “guidance,” “forecast,” “anticipated,” “moving,” “leveraging,” “targeting,” “assume,” “plan,” “pursue,” “look forward to,” “on track to return,” “to achieve” or comparable terms. Future results may differ materially from management’s current expectations, based upon a number of important factors, including risks and uncertainties such as expected economic trends, the ability to anticipate consumer preferences, the ability to control costs and successfully execute our transformation and operational efficiency initiatives and growth strategies and our ability to achieve intended benefits, cost savings and synergies from acquisitions, etc. Please refer to Coach Inc.’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a complete list of risks and important factors.

Analysts & Media Contact:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach, Inc. declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.3375 per common share

NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Nov. 15, 2016) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.3375 per common share. The dividend is payable on January 3, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 9, 2016.

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

Contact:

Coach
Analysts & Media:
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Coach, Inc.

Coach, Inc. to hold 1Q financial results conference call on November 1, 2016

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. (ET), Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388) will hold a conference call to discuss the company’s first quarter results and strategic initiatives, which will be reported via press release earlier that morning.

To listen to the call, please dial: 1-888-405-2080 or 1-210-795-9977 and request the Coach earnings call led by Andrea Shaw Resnick. To listen to the audio webcast, go to www.coach.com/investors on the Internet. A telephone replay will be available for five business days beginning at 12:00 noon (ET) on November 1st. To access the replay, please call 1-866-352-7723 or 1-203-369-0080.

Coach, Inc. is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach’s website at www.coach.com. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website at www.stuartweitzman.com. Coach, Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COH and Coach’s Hong Kong Depositary Receipts are traded on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the symbol 6388.

Neither the Hong Kong Depositary Receipts nor the Hong Kong Depositary Shares evidenced thereby have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account of, a U.S. Person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. Hedging transactions involving these securities may not be conducted unless in compliance with the Securities Act.

Analysts/Media:
Coach, Inc.
Andrea Shaw Resnick
212-629-2618
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Global Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Christina Colone
212-946-7252
Senior Director, Investor Relations

Source: Coach, Inc.