NEW YORK, Nov 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL, the "Company") today announced that
Judith McHale, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and
Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, has joined the
Company's Board of Directors. Ms. McHale previously served as a member
of the Company's Board of Directors from 2001 to 2009, and her election
brings the number of Directors on the Company's Board to twelve. She was
also selected to serve as a member of the Company's Nominating &
Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.
"I am extremely delighted to welcome Judith McHale back to our Board of
Directors. In her past tenure with us, Judith consistently provided
excellent insight and guidance. Her global leadership experience will be
particularly valuable as we continue to strengthen and expand our
business around the world," said Ralph Lauren, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Ms. McHale served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011.
She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery
Communications, Inc., the parent company of cable television's Discovery
Channel, from June 2004 to December 2006, and served as its President
and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 2004.
More information about Ralph Lauren's Board of Directors and corporate
governance practices can be found on the Company's web site at http://investor.ralphlauren.com.
ABOUT RALPH LAUREN
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing
and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories:
apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 44 years, Ralph
Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently
developed across an expanding number of products, brands and
international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Polo by
Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Black
Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren
Childrenswear, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, American Living, Chaps and
Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized
families of consumer brands. For more information, go to http://investor.ralphlauren.com.
SOURCE: Ralph Lauren Corporation
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