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Abercrombie & Fitch Hosts Investor Tour at Its First Gilly Hicks Store

Title: Abercrombie & Fitch Hosts Investor Tour at Its First Gilly Hicks Store

Author: Press Release

Publication: Press Release

Date of Publication: January 17, 2008

Corresponding Retail Development: Natick Collection 2007 Expansion

Corresponding Town: Natick

Web Site Link: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=61701&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1097699

Text:

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) invites Abercrombie & Fitch investors to attend a tour of its first Gilly Hicks store at the Natick Collection in Natick, Massachusetts at 8:00am on January 21, 2008. The event will be led by Abercrombie & Fitch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jeffries, and the management team. Investors are welcome to interact with the Company's senior management team at all five brands following the Gilly Hicks introduction.

Interested parties should respond favorably via email at: rsvp@gillyhicks.com

The address of the mall is 1245 Worcester Street, Natick, Massachusetts, 01760. Upon arrival at the Natick Collection, investors should park and enter through the Nordstrom garage. This parking lot is called "Emerald Parking". Once investors enter the mall, they should walk away from Neiman Marcus with Nordstrom on the left. Gilly Hicks is located on the right, next to the Apple store.

This event is limited to analysts, investors and prospective investors of Abercrombie & Fitch. All parties attending must respond as directed above.

The Company operated a total of 359 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 202 abercrombie stores, 444 Hollister Co. stores and 21 RUEHL stores in the United States at the end of fiscal December. The Company operates three Abercrombie & Fitch stores and three Hollister Co. stores in Canada, and one Abercrombie & Fitch flagship in London, England. The Company operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com, www.hollisterco.com and www.RUEHL.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management of A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various important factors, many of which may be beyond the Company's control. Words such as "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. The following factors, in addition to those included in the disclosure under the heading "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND RISK FACTORS" in "ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS" of A&F's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2007, in some cases have affected and in the future could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause actual results for the 2007 fiscal year and beyond to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release or otherwise made by management: changes in consumer spending patterns and consumer preferences; the effects of political and economic events and conditions domestically and in foreign jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or war; the impact of competition and pricing; changes in weather patterns; postal rate increases and changes; paper and printing costs; market price of key raw materials; ability to source product from its global supplier base; political stability; currency and exchange risks and changes in existing or potential duties, tariffs or quotas; availability of suitable store locations at appropriate terms; ability to develop new merchandise; ability to hire, train and retain associates; and the outcome of pending litigation. Future economic and industry trends that could potentially impact revenue and profitability are difficult to predict. Therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties in the forward- looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objectives of the Company will be achieved. The forward-looking statements herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company. Except as may be required by applicable law, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

SOURCE Abercrombie & Fitch

CONTACT: Thomas D. Lennox, Vice President, Corporate Communications of
Abercrombie & Fitch, +1-614-765-4875
Web site: http://www.abercrombie.com
http://www.abercrombiekids.com
http://www.hollisterco.com
http://www.RUEHL.com
(ANF)
  

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