Ranked Second in "Best Investor Relations" Category in Retail/Specialty Stores Sector; Kenneth Ohashi Recognized as "Best Investor Relations Professional" in Industry Sector
NEW YORK, Feb 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men, today announced that it was ranked among America's top companies according to Institutional Investor's 2010 All-American Executive team, the publication's annual Investor Relations survey. The Company was ranked second in the "Best Investor Relations" category in the Retail/Specialty Stores sector in nominations by the sell-side. Additionally, Kenneth Ohashi, Vice President, Investor and Media Relations, was recognized as the "Best Investor Relations Professional" in the Company's industry sector in nominations by the sell-side.
Michael J. Cunningham, President and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "We are honored that the investment community has recognized our investor relations program as being among the finest in the nation as part of Institutional Investor's annual survey. The Company has grown significantly over the years, and we have consistently remained focused on delivering shareholder value while maintaining open communications. Moreover, we congratulate Ken for receiving this award. It is a tribute to his leadership and commitment to providing the investment community with relevant and timely information."
Rankings for the 2010 All-American Executive Team are based on Institutional Investor's U.S. Investor Relations Perception Study. For this survey, buy-side analysts, portfolio managers and sell-side analysts at securities firms and financial institutions across the U.S. were invited to nominate up to four CEOs, CFOs, IR professionals and companies. The rankings reflect the opinions of 570 sell-side analysts at nearly 100 securities firms and more than 780 buy-side investment professionals at some 425 institutions.
"The All-American Executive Team honors corporate leaders who did an outstanding job guiding their companies through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depressing by staying true to their long-term vision," said Institutional Investor Executive Editor, Michael Peltz.
The complete list of the 2010 All-American Executive Team can be found at http://www.iimagazine.com/.
About Aeropostale, Inc.
Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale(R) stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Aeropostale(R) maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale(R) products can only be purchased in its Aeropostale stores and online at www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) products can be purchased in P.S. from Aeropostale(TM) stores and online at www.ps4u.com. The Company currently operates 894 Aeropostale stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, 44 Aeropostale stores in Canada and 14 P.S. from Aeropostale stores in 5 states.
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