NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2005--Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:
ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for
young women and men, today announced that Barbara Pindar has joined
Aeropostale as Senior Vice President - Planning and Allocation. Ms.
Pindar will be responsible for the planning and allocation function
for both Aeropostale and Jimmy'Z.
"Barb's extensive retail background and disciplined and thoughtful
approach to the planning process will be an invaluable asset to our
organization", said Julian R. Geiger, Chairman and CEO. "We expect
Barbara to have a seamless transition into her new role and look
forward to her positive contributions to the future success of
Ms. Pindar brings more than 25 years of retail experience to
Aeropostale. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Vice
President, Inventory Management for the Pottery Barn brands division
of Williams-Sonoma. Prior to that time, from 1986 to 2002, Ms. Pindar
held various senior executive positions for Limited Brands, Inc., most
recently Vice President, Merchandise Planning and Analysis for
Victoria's Secret Direct. Prior to that time, from 1977-1986, Ms.
Pindar held various management positions for Batus Retail and JC
About Aeropostale, Inc.
Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual
apparel and accessories, principally targeting 11 to 18 year-old young
women and men. The company provides customers with a focused selection
of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise at
compelling values. Aeropostale maintains control over its proprietary
brands by designing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise.
Aeropostale products are currently purchased only in its stores,
on-line thorough its website (www.aeropostale.com) or at organized
sales events at college campuses.
Jimmy'Z, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeropostale, Inc., is a
California lifestyle-oriented brand targeting fashion-aware young
women and men ages 18 to 25. Jimmy'Z offers customers trend-right
apparel in an innovative and unique store environment.
The first Aeropostale store was opened in 1987. The company
currently operates 661 Aeropostale stores in 47 states and 14 Jimmy'Z
stores in 11 states.
SPECIAL NOTE: THIS PRESS RELEASE AND ORAL STATEMENTS MADE FROM
TIME TO TIME BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY CONTAIN CERTAIN
"FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS" CONCERNING EXPECTATIONS FOR SALES, STORE
OPENINGS, GROSS MARGINS, EXPENSES, STRATEGIC DIRECTION AND EARNINGS.
ACTUAL RESULTS MIGHT DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE PROJECTED IN THE
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. AMONG THE FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL
RESULTS TO MATERIALLY DIFFER INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, CHANGES IN THE
COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE, INCLUDING THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW PRODUCTS OR
PRICING CHANGES BY OUR COMPETITORS, CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY AND OTHER
EVENTS LEADING TO A REDUCTION IN DISCRETIONARY CONSUMER SPENDING;
SEASONALITY; RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGES IN SOCIAL, POLITICAL,
ECONOMIC AND OTHER CONDITIONS AND THE POSSIBLE ADVERSE IMPACT OF
CHANGES IN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS; RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UNCERTAINTY
RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT ITS GROWTH STRATEGIES,
AS WELL AS THE OTHER RISK FACTORS SET FORTH IN THE COMPANY'S FORM 10-K
AND CURRENT REPORTS ON FORM 8-K, FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR
REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS OR
CONTACT: Aeropostale, Inc.
Michael Cunningham, Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Ohashi, Director of Investor Relations
SOURCE: Aeropostale, Inc.