NEW YORK, Feb 21, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO), a mall
based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel to young women and men,
today announced that the Company will be presenting at the Bear Stearns Ninth
Annual Retail, Restaurant & Apparel Conference on Tuesday, February 25th at 1:30
p.m. ET. The presentation will be webcast and be available through the 'Investor
Relations' link at www.aeropostale.com and at www.companyboardroom.com. To
listen to the broadcast, you computer must have Windows Media Player installed.
If you do not have Windows Media Player, go to the latter site prior to the
call, where you can download the software for free.
About Aeropostale, Inc.
Aeropostale, Inc. (www.aeropostale.com) is a mall-based specialty retailer of
casual apparel and accessories that targets both young women and young men aged
11 to 20. The Company provides customers with a selection of high-quality,
active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise in a high-energy store environment.
The Company maintains complete control over the proprietary brand by designing
and sourcing all of its own merchandise. Aeropostale products can be purchased
only in its stores, which sell Aeropostale merchandise exclusively.
The first Aeropostale store was opened in 1987. The Company currently operates
367 stores in 35 states.
Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the
statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain
risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the company's strategic
direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors
outside of our control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those
contained in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the company's
ability to implement its growth strategy successfully, changes in consumer
fashion preferences, economic and other conditions in the markets in which we
operate, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in the company's
prospectus dated May 16, 2002 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.
CONTACT: Aeropostale, Inc.
Michael Cunningham, 973/872-5677
Integrated Corporate Relations, Inc.
James Palczynski or Chad A. Jacobs, 203/222-9013
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