Levi Strauss & Co. announces new operating model that will create a more sustainable supply chain and a cleaner jean

Global jeanswear leader introduces digital manufacturing capability that will eliminate potassium permanganate and other chemicals that have been used industrywide for decades in jeans finishing

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today (February 27, 2018) announced a transformative new operating model that will create a more sustainable supply chain and a cleaner jean. Called Project F.L.X. (future-led execution), this new model replaces manual techniques and automates the jeans finishing process, allowing the company to reduce the number of chemical formulations used in finishing from thousands to a few dozen.

Traditionally, denim finishing – which creates worn, faded design elements on jeans – has been a highly manual, labor-intensive and chemical-reliant process. Digitization enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale.

“Thirty years ago, jeans were only available in three shades: rinsed, stonewashed and bleached. Today those three shades have exploded into endless variations, all produced with very labor-intensive jobs and long lists of chemical formulations,” said Bart Sights, vice president of technical innovation at Levi Strauss & Co. and head of the company’s Eureka Innovation Lab. “We’re designing a cleaner jean for the planet and the people who make Levi’s® jeans, and we’re doing it on a scale that no one else has achieved to date.”

This new operating model is a major step forward in LS&Co.’s commitment to achieving zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020 and accelerates the elimination of many chemical formulations that the company’s Screened Chemistry program identified as “phase outs.” Among the chemicals that will be eliminated is potassium permanganate, an oxidizer that is used industrywide to replicate authentic vintage finishes.

“This is a significant win for the industry,” said Robert Strand, executive director for the Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business. “It’s inspiring to see how LS&Co. used constraints to drive innovation, paving the way for a more sustainable apparel industry. This is an important step forward that I hope others will follow.”

Beyond eliminating many chemicals, Project F.L.X. is expected to reduce textile waste by more accurately making what the market needs and may also provide the opportunity to save water in the future. The company has already proved it can use nearly 100 percent recycled water in the final manufacturing stages with Project F.L.X. and is exploring the possibility of rolling out this water recycling capability more broadly over time.

To help unlock the benefits of digitally enabled design and development, LS&Co. turned to long-standing partner Jeanologia, a leader in eco-efficient solutions for fabric and garment finishing. Since 1993, Jeanologia has operated with the ambition of advancing sustainable apparel manufacturing by delivering disruptive technologies, including ozone, laser and e-flow finishing systems. The company’s like-minded focus on scalability was essential to supporting LS&Co.’s end-to-end, transformative vision.

For more information about Project F.L.X., view the press release on LeviStrauss.com.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-inshops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2017 net revenues were $4.9 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

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Levi Strauss & Co.
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Levi Strauss & Co. announces new operating model Project F.L.X.

Advanced technology improves speed to market, brings final product decisions closer to the consumer and strengthens sustainability leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today (February 27, 2018) – announced Project F.L.X. (future-led execution), a new operating model that ushers denim finishing into the digital era. Developed by the inventor of the blue jean, Project F.L.X. digitizes the design and development of denim finishing and enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale. By replacing manual techniques and automating the jeans finishing process, LS&Co. is able to radically reduce time to market and eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from jeans finishing. In short, LS&Co. achieve the ultimate balance of agility and sustainability, while upholding the Levi’s® standards of craftsmanship, quality and authenticity.

“Our goal was to tackle two predominant industry challenges — being able to respond quickly to changing consumer trends while making the manufacturing process more sustainable,” said Chip Bergh, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. “We are addressing both agility and sustainability without compromising the authenticity our consumers expect from us. This is the future of jeans manufacturing, and LS&Co. is well-positioned to lead the way.”

Specifically, this advancement enables the global jeanswear leader to:
• Replace manual techniques and automate the time-consuming, labor-intensive and chemicalreliant process of hand-finishing: For more than 30 years, the apparel industry has used handfinishing to accentuate worn, faded design elements on denim. By using lasers in new ways, finishing time is cut dramatically — from two to three pairs per hour to 90 seconds per garment, followed by a final wash cycle.
• Create “photo-real” finished garments digitally: By digitizing the finish design and development process, LS&Co. designers can now create finishes and final garments with a revolutionary new imaging tool. Built by LS&Co., this advanced imaging capability cuts finishing design and development time in half (from months to weeks and sometimes days) and is so accurate the digital files can be sent directly to the vendor and quickly scaled to mass manufacturing.
• Take advantage of on-demand and even hyper-local production capabilities: By delaying decisions on final products until much later in the process, LS&Co. can radically reduce its lead times from more than six months to as fast as weeks or days in some cases. This is made possible by staging garments that await their on-demand finish order closer to the market.
• Eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from its supply chain: LS&Co. plans to reduce the total number of chemical formulations used in its finishing process from thousands to a few dozen. This is a major step forward in the company’s commitment to achieving zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020 and furthers its goal of pioneering more sustainable apparel.

LS&Co. has already begun piloting this new model with strategic vendors and has started briefing some of its key customers. Benefits to retail partners include managing core replenishment more effectively, responding to seasonal trends with greater agility and creating greater opportunities for customer exclusives.

“One of the biggest challenges we face as an industry is ensuring we have the right products at the right time, as well as the ability to respond to our customers’ evolving needs with speed,” said Paige Thomas, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s and kids at Nordstrom Inc. “The team at Levi’s is working toward this challenge by contributing to the future of the apparel industry as one that’s both agile and uncompromising on quality, while improving sustainability. We’re excited to be part of it.”

The rollout of this new digital platform will be phased over time, with a goal of being fully scaled in 2020.

“With this new model, we can deliver the authentic and iconic products we’re known for in an incredibly responsive and responsible way,” said Liz O’Neill, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer for Levi Strauss & Co. “The advanced imaging capability is a game-changer for us and something that has eluded our industry for years. Key steps in the process are now concentrated into a digital file, eliminating time and waste.”

Project F.L.X. was built in-house at LS&Co.’s Eureka Innovation Lab by a team of designers, developers, chemists and engineers who are passionate about revolutionizing the apparel industry to better meet consumer needs while also doing right by the planet and the people who work in the apparel supply chain. A number of LS&Co. team members were retrained and reskilled in software development and laser operations. Retraining will be a key tenet as this new model rolls out globally.

To help unlock the benefits of more sophisticated laser technology, LS&Co. turned to long-standing partner Jeanologia, a leader in eco-efficient solutions for fabric and garment finishing. Since 1993, Jeanologia has operated with the ambition of advancing sustainable apparel manufacturing by delivering disruptive technologies, including ozone, laser and e-flow finishing systems. The company’s like-minded focus on scalability was essential to supporting LS&Co.’s end-to-end, transformative vision.

For more information about the sustainability benefits of Project F.L.X., view the press release on LeviStrauss.com.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-inshops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2017 net revenues were $4.9 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

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Amber McCasland
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

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Levi Strauss & Co. to open new store at New York City’s Times Square in 2018

Store to open in late 2018; will provide consumers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. today  (November 15, 2017) announced a new Levi’s® flagship  store in New York City’s Times Square at 1535 Broadway, in the heart of the city’s shopping and  entertainment district. The store is expected to open in late 2018 and will replace the brand’s current  location at 1501 Broadway, which has been open since 2008.

“This new flagship store is a testament to the strength and relevance of the Levi’s® brand,” said Carrie Ask, executive vice president and president of global retail at Levi Strauss & Co. “Located in the heart of Times Square, this store will be the ultimate shopping destination for consumers from around the world  who are seeking authenticity, customization, and personalized fit and style expertise.”

At approximately 17,000 square feet, the store will be one of the largest in LS&Co.’s global fleet. It comes on the heels of the latest re-opening of the Levi’s® store in SoHo, which features the latest advancements in technology, customization and authentic Levi’s® vintage products. The strategy for the  Times Square flagship will be shaped by extensive consumer research LS&Co. conducted to better understand consumer expectations when shopping at a Levi’s® store, leveraging the very best in store design, product assortment and omni-channel capabilities to deliver a world-class consumer shopping
experience.

The decision to invest in a new, larger format store in Times Square reinforces the company’s confidence in direct-to-consumer, which now represents nearly one-third of LS&Co.’s total global business. Company owned and operated retail is a key component of this strategy and has been an
important and profitable growth driver.

“For us, it’s about meeting consumers where and how they want to shop,” said Ask. “With this store, we are focused on bringing the flexibility and ease of omni-channel to the in-store environment, while also giving the consumer a unique and highly personalized experience that they can’t get anywhere else.”

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen®
brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2016 net revenues were $4.6 billion. For more information, go to levistrauss.com.

About the Levi’s® brand
The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in  the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit levi.com.

Contact:

Avery Vaught
Levi Strauss & Co.
415.713.1346
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Levi Strauss & Co. to host 2Q 2017 financial results conference call on Tuesday, July 11

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results for the second quarter ended May 28, 2017. The call will be held on Tuesday, July 11, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be hosted by Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer, and Harmit Singh, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

To access the live webcast, please visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/levistraussao~40251852 or dial in to listen to the live call at: +1 800-891-4735 in the United States and Canada or +1 973-200-3066 internationally; I.D. No. 40251852.

A replay of the webcast will be available on http://www.levistrauss.com/investors/earnings-webcast within two hours after the event and archived on the site for one month. A telephone replay will be available through July 17, 2017 at +1 855-859-2056 in the United States and Canada or +1 404-537-3406 internationally; I.D. No. 40251852.

To access the company’s related press release on July 11, 2017, please visit:
http://www.levistrauss.com/news/press-releases.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2016 net revenues were $4.6 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

Investor Contact:
Edelita Tichepco
Levi Strauss & Co.
(800) 438-0349
Investor-relations@levi.com

Media Contact:
Amber McCasland
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ in Relaxed Straight fit and Regular fit now available in all Giant Tiger stores

OTTAWA, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Giant Tiger Stores Limited is excited to announce that Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ in Relaxed Straight fit and Regular fit are now available in all Giant Tiger stores.

“The introduction of the Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ program to our over 225 stores is the next step in our retail fashion evolution,” explains Brian Hession, Vice President Softgoods & Footwear Buying, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “We recognize that our customer is time-starved, so it’s important we present the right mix of house brands and trusted national brands.  By offering two of the most popular fits of Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ jeans, Giant Tiger stores are ensuring a convenient shopping experience.”

The Regular fit jeans feature a classic fit through the seat and thigh with a straight leg, while the Relaxed Straight denim offers a more generous casual fit through the seat and thigh. Both styles are made with Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™  premium denim that flexes as you move, providing all day comfort and durability. The Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ jeans are available at the everyday low price of $29.94, an exceptional value for a pair of branded quality jeans.

“We are thrilled to launch the Signature by Levi Strauss & Co™ brand at Giant Tiger,” said Jenifer DeSofi, VP Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Brand. “Our brand skillfully balances performance innovation in flex denim with authentic premium quality to offer consumers a high value product at an incredible price.”

As part of its commitment to growth, Giant Tiger Stores Limited relaunched its women’s wear in early 2016 and subsequently its children’s clothing lines in the fall of 2016. Next up in the fashion evolution is the relaunching of men’s wear. The strategic partnership with Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ is the first phase of this relaunch to be completed in early fall of 2017.

About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best kept secret the privately held company has over 225 locations across Canada and employs over 8,000 team members. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. Annually Giant Tiger Stores Limited donates 2 million dollars to charities and agencies directly in our communities. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #foryouforless

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Levi Strauss & Co. to host 1Q 2017 financial results conference call on April 11

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results for the first quarter ended February 26, 2017. The call will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be hosted by Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer, and Harmit Singh, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

To access the live webcast, please visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/levistraussao~89279970 or dial in to listen to the live call at: +1 800-891-4735 in the United States and Canada or +1 973-200-3066 internationally; I.D. No. 89279970.

A replay of the Webcast will be available on http://www.levistrauss.com/investors/earnings-webcast within two hours after the event and archived on the site for one month. A telephone replay will be available through April 17, 2017, at +1 855-859-2056 in the United States and Canada or +1 404-537-3406 internationally; I.D. No. 89279970.

To access the company’s related press release on April 11, 2017, please visit: http://www.levistrauss.com/news/press-releases.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2016 net revenues were $4.6 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

Investor Contact:
Edelita Tichepco
Levi Strauss & Co.
(800)438-0349
Investor-relations@levi.com

Media Contact:
Amber Rensen
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415)501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

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Levi Strauss & Co. closes its private placement of €475 million aggregate principal amount 3⅜% Senior Notes due 2027

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (the “Company”) announced today (February 28, 2017) that it has closed its private placement of €475 million aggregate principal amount 3⅜% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”).

The Company also announced today that approximately $370.3 million (or approximately 71%) of its $525 million aggregate principal amount of 6⅞% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”) were validly tendered on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 28, 2017 (the “Expiration Time”). Holders who indicated by the Expiration Time that they will deliver their 2022 Notes through the guaranteed delivery procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 21, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”), must deliver their 2022 Notes by the close of business on March 2, 2017 in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.

The Company will use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand, to purchase any 2022 Notes tendered by holders pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering of the Notes and the purchase of the 2022 Notes. The Company expects to make payments for the 2022 Notes on March 3, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase.

“Improving the structural economics of LS&Co. has been an important focus for the past four years as we continue to position the company for long-term sustainable profitable growth,” said Harmit Singh, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Levi Strauss & Co. “Our diversified global business model and continued growth of our European operations coupled with the financial strength of our company allowed us to successfully price our Euro notes at a rate significantly lower than the notes we plan to redeem. The substantial annual interest expense savings generated by this reduction in our cost of debt will enable us to invest part of those savings into growth initiatives while also improving profitability, thereby enhancing shareholder value over the long term.”

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes or any other security. Statements in this press release regarding the private offering of debt securities shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy such securities.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2016 net revenues were $4.6 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

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Investor Contact:
Edelita Tichepco
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-1953
Investor-relations@levi.com

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Levi Strauss & Co. expands its Worker Well-being initiative to mark 25th anniversary of its Terms of Engagement

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marking the 25th anniversary of its industry-changing supplier code of conduct, called Terms of Engagement, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced a new commitment to expand the company’s pioneering Worker Well-being initiative – both within and outside the company. By 2025, the company will aim to:

• Expand Worker Well-being to reach more than 300,000 workers;
• Implement the program with all strategic vendors;
• Produce more than 80 percent of its product volume in Worker Well-being factories.

In addition to these targets, the company announced it will share with the industry its Worker Well-being best practices, tools and standards in a move to exponentially increase the reach and impact of the program. Open sourcing best practices in this way has proven effective in driving outsized impact and system-level change.

“Our intent for the Worker Well-being initiative is to continue to serve as a catalyst to transform the apparel industry by setting a new standard for valuing and investing in apparel workers’ lives,” said Chip Bergh, president and CEO. “We have seen that when we lead, others follow. From our Terms of Engagement in 1991, to sharing our chemical management system with other brands, to open sourcing our Water.

Worker Well-being represents a groundbreaking shift in how companies address the needs of workers who make their products. Launched in 2011, the initiative has created proven, sustainable business and social benefits at all levels of the supply chain, including a demonstrated 4:1 return on investment for some programs. Through this initiative, LS&Co. has been able to show suppliers that healthy, financially literate workers are more productive, which contributes to the bottom line through reduced absenteeism and higher retention rates. These results spur investment in programs from suppliers themselves, which has taken Worker Wellbeing beyond LS&Co.’s initial targets.

LS&Co. is also taking measurement a step further by getting to the core of what “well-being” truly means to workers. Through a grant from the Levi Strauss Foundation, Harvard’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE) program, based at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will develop a universal Worker Well-being measurement toolkit for the wider manufacturing industry. The toolkit is meant to provide suppliers with a dashboard to track key performance indicators around workers’ overall levels of engagement, health and well-being beyond typical business measures. This will allow suppliers to better understand and analyze the impact of well-being on their workers and business in real-time.

This dashboard tool will also be shared publicly.

“Building a strategy and tool for suppliers to understand and actively monitor worker well-being represents a new chapter for the apparel industry,” said Eileen McNeely, Co-Director of SHINE. “The uptake of the well-being strategy starts with the vision, moves with the metrics and sustains overtime with proof that businesses, workers, families and communities benefit from enhanced well-being. We see a huge potential for this approach to create positive social impact and the next industry standard.”

LS&Co.’s Worker Well-being program takes a unique approach that is rooted in the workers’ self-identified needs, first and foremost. Before implementing any programs or solutions, LS&Co. starts by surveying factory workers to hear firsthand what they need to become more engaged, healthy and productive employees. Only then, LS&Co. and its vendors partner with local and national non-profits and NGOs to implement programs to meet the needs of workers. Programs generally focus on financial empowerment, health and family well-being and equality and acceptance, but are flexible to workers’ changing needs.

LS&Co. will share its Worker Well-being Guidebook, which contains all the tools and materials needed for companies to implement programs in their own supply chains, including the initial worker needs survey. The company will also share key results from countries it has implemented programs in to provide proof points.

The Worker Well-being resources are available here.

Contact:
Andrea Hicklin
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
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Levi Strauss & Co. to host 3Q financial results conference call on October 11, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results for the third quarter ended August 28, 2016. The call will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be hosted by Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer, and Harmit Singh, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

To access the live webcast, please visit https://engage.vevent.com/rt/levistraussao~82198658 or dial in to listen to the live call at: +1 800-891-4735 in the United States and Canada or +1 973-200-3066 internationally; I.D. No. 82198658.

A replay of the Webcast will be available on http://www.levistrauss.com/investors/earnings-webcast within two hours after the event and archived on the site for one week. A telephone replay will be available through October 14, 2016, , at +1 800-585-8367 in the United States and Canada or +1 404-537-3406 internationally; I.D. No. 82198658.

To access the company’s related press release on October 11, 2016, please visit: http://www.levistrauss.com/news/press-releases.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,800 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2015 net revenues were $4.5 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

Investor Contact:

Chris Ogle
Levi Strauss & Co.
(800) 438-0349
Investor-relations@levi.com

Media Contact:

Amber Rensen
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

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Levi Strauss & Co. teams up with Scholastic and Project WET Foundation to teach students become water ambassadors

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 27, 2016)  Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced it is partnering with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the Project WET Foundation to provide water impact education to an estimated 1.5 million elementary school children across the U.S.

Scholastic adapted an educational program created by the Project WET Foundation in partnership with LS&Co. to teach students in grades three through five how to become water ambassadors at school, at home and in their communities. Consisting of three in-classroom lessons, the “Our Watery World” program will introduce students to the concept of a water footprint and provide them with a deeper understanding of how their daily actions affect the planet’s scarce resources. Students will learn where usable water on Earth is located, who the biggest users of Earth’s water resources are and how important water is to people, plants and animals across the globe. They’ll also learn how much water every day items use throughout their lifecycle.

“Scholastic National Partnerships is very excited to be launching the ‘Our Watery World’ program with Levi Strauss & Co. and Project WET. Our collective goal is for this program to educate and inspire millions of young people around the country to help conserve water,” said Ann Amstutz-Hayes, SVP Scholastic National Partnerships,

In addition to the instructional program, students have an opportunity to submit their watersaving solutions in the “Conserve Water at Your School Sweepstakes” for a chance to receive a $10,000 grant from LS&Co. to bring their water-saving idea to life at their school. Students can answer the question, “What would you do to conserve water at your school?” and submit their response by February 1, 2017.

Water is one of the planet’s most precious resources, and it is going to take more than just one company or individual to ensure its future,” said Michael Kobori, vice president of sustainability, LS&Co. “The ‘Our Watery World’ program will help shape the future generation to not only be aware of water’s scarcity, but their role in changing it.”

LS&Co. has long been committed to understanding and reducing the company’s water impact across all aspects of its business. In 2015, the company partnered with the Project WET Foundation – a non-profit that develops action-oriented education to enable every child to understand and value water – to create a water program for LS&Co. employees. Employees are trained in the program and encouraged to go into their local community to teach students how to save water. This past March on World Water Day, the company committed to the White House to train 100 percent of its corporate employees in the LS&Co. Project WET Foundation program.

The Our Watery World program is currently available to teachers at scholastic.com/conservewater.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,800 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2015 net revenues were $4.5 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

LS&Co. Contact:
Andrea Hicklin
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

Scholastic Contact:
Michael Barrett
Scholastic
212-343-6570
mbarrett@scholastic.com

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Levi Strauss & Co. announces the appointment of David Love EVP and president of Levi Strauss Asia, Middle East and Africa

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today (September 7, 2016) announced that David Love, currently executive vice president, Global Supply Chain, and chief transformation officer, has been appointed executive vice president and president of Levi Strauss Asia, Middle East and Africa. Liz O’Neill, currently senior vice president, product development and sourcing, has been appointed chief supply chain officer. Love remains a member the company’s worldwide leadership team, and O’Neill will join the worldwide leadership team. Both will report directly to Chip Bergh, president and CEO of LS&Co.

Love is an LS&Co. veteran with more than 30 years of product development and sourcing experience throughout the supply chain. In his new post, he will be responsible for leading the company’s commercial operations, spanning all brands and channels, across Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMA).

“David is a valued and trusted leader at LS&Co. who brings a deep understanding of how our business operates to his new role as AMA president,” said Chip Bergh, president and CEO. “David has made significant contributions to the success of our business in his roles as the leader of our global supply chain and as our chief transformation officer. Liz has been a valuable thought partner and leader in driving substantial cost savings and increasing the quality of our strategic partnerships.”

Love joined LS&Co. in 1982 as a manager of technical services working in our manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. Since then, he’s held global positions throughout the supply chain, including production, product development, product services and sourcing. He has closely partnered with design and brand merchandising to encourage product innovation, increase speed to market and foster commitment to quality. Love is a proven operator — one who has consistently delivered outsized results by helping to unlock the value of the company’s global network and partnerships while championing sustainability.

O’Neill joined LS&Co. in 2013 to lead global supply chain sourcing and strategy. In this role, she is responsible for the global development, sourcing and delivery of LS&Co. products shipped to more than 100 countries. She has built strategic partnerships to improve supply chain agility while supporting investment in environmental sustainability initiatives and LS&Co.’s Worker Well-being program. In her new role, O’Neill is also responsible for the company’s worldwide Terms of Engagement and Environment, Health and Safety. Prior to LS&Co., she spent 13 years at Gap, Inc., overseeing sourcing and production for Gap’s global brands. She has also worked for The Disney Store in Los Angeles and Abercrombie & Fitch in Ohio.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,800 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2015 net revenues were $4.5 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

Investor Contact:
Chris Ogle
Levi Strauss & Co.
(800) 438-0349
Investor-relations@levi.com

Media Contact:
Amber Rensen
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

Source: Levi Strauss & Co.