American Eagle Outfitters Names Accomplished Consumer Brand Marketing Executive, Kyle Andrew, Chief Marketing Officer

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) today announced that Kyle Andrew
has been appointed EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Chief
Executive Officer, Jay Schottenstein, effective, June 6, 2016.

Kyle’s career has been spent developing innovative marketing strategies
and plans for leading global brands. In 2008, Kyle joined Kate Spade LLC
as head of Global Brand Marketing. In this role, Kyle led the global
brand strategy and played a central role in the re-positioning of the
Kate Spade brand from a $100 million handbag company to a billion dollar
global lifestyle brand. Based on this success, Kyle was asked to lead
the development and launch of a new brand, Kate Spade Saturday. Prior to
that, Kyle held the position of SVP, Marketing for Kenneth Cole
Productions and was VP, Gap Marketing from 2002 to 2007, where she was
responsible for a number of successful brand initiatives and
breakthrough advertising campaigns.

Jay Schottenstein commented, “Kyle brings creative talent, brand vision
and a proven track record leading comprehensive global marketing efforts
across multiple channels. Her extensive experience driving successful
fashion consumer brands will be immensely valuable as we intensify our
customer focus and energize brand experiences across all customer touch

Kyle Andrew stated, “I am excited to join the team at AEO at this
critical juncture in the retail industry. The company and its strong
brands have huge potential to assume an even greater role on the global
stage, and I look forward with great enthusiasm to making a contribution
to the achievement of that objective.”

About Kyle Andrew:

Kyle Andrew served as SVP, Brand Director for Kate Spade Saturday from
2013 through 2015, and SVP, Global Brand Marketing for Kate Spade New
York from 2008 to 2012. Prior to that, Kyle was SVP, Marketing for
Kenneth Cole Productions and held the position as VP, Gap Marketing,
Gap, Inc. from 2002 to 2007. Earlier in her career, Kyle spent over 10
years at advertising agencies working with lifestyle, consumer, and
retail/apparel clients.

About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global
specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories
and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle
Outfitters® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000
stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and the
United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its
websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is
available at 149 international stores operated by licensees in 22
countries. For more information, please visit


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