Corporate Governance

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Message from Robert L. Hanson, Chief Executive Officer

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is built based on trust, honesty and integrity. These virtues are our most important assets. Living them is the responsibility of everyone at our Company. Our Code of Ethics establishes our guiding principles, which apply to every associate, officer and director.

Strong corporate governance practices are critically important, and help ensure our commitment to excellence, integrity and accountability across our Company. We have established Corporate Governance Guidelines, which provide a framework for our governing principles. The Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters maintains three operating committees: the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Maintaining high ethical standards, and sound corporate governance principles will remain a primary focus of everyone at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. It’s good for our business, the marketplace in which we compete, and for those who place their trust in us.

Sincerely,
Robert L. Hanson,
Chief Executive Officer



Availability of Corporate Governance Information

The Company’s corporate governance materials, including our corporate governance guidelines, the charters of our three standing committees, and our Code of Ethics may be found on this website. This information is also available in print to any stockholder who requests it by using the link “Information Request” or by contacting the Company at 412-432-3300.