Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and its portfolio of brands
invite shoppers to “Give Thanks” this holiday season by participating in
the campaign

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced that it will again partner
with St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital
® for the St. Jude Thanks
and Giving
® campaign, an unprecedented union of
celebrities, media, and more than 70 of the nation’s leading brands and
companies that ask consumers to donate while they shop during the
holiday season to help St. Jude advance research and treatment of
childhood cancer.

This is the 11th year Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has participated in the
campaign, which began as a holiday-focused fundraising effort and has
grown into an annual tradition that has raised more than $587 million
thanks to tremendous public support. The funds raised are critical given
that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel,
housing or meals. To date, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has raised over $30
million for St. Jude. The funds raised this year will be part of
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s second year of a pledge to raise $30 million
over 10 years.

“Each donation to St. Jude is so meaningful. I am thankful for our
customers and our associates, who give so generously to this worthy
cause,” said Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. President and CEO.

The campaign will run through December 13. Customers can support the
campaign by making an in store donation, online donation, or telephone
donation, or by purchasing a product or gift card that gives back to St.
Jude at any of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s portfolio of brands, including
Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm,
Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham.

“I am so grateful for Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s dedication to helping the
children and families of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach
Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “During the holiday
shopping season, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s participation in the St. Jude Thanks
and Giving
campaign makes it easy for its customers to help our
doctors and scientists continue the research and treatment that leads to
cures and gives these children the chance to enjoy many more holidays
for years to come.”

To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to
make a donation, visit Williams-Sonoma, Inc.’s portfolio of brands at www.williams-sonoma.com,
or www.markandgraham.com.
You can also visit www.stjude.org
or call 1-800-4STJUDE.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world
understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other
life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer
Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to
children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall
childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the
hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the
overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t
stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the
discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors
and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more
children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment,
travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is
helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org,
liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude)
and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products
for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise
strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm,
PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are
marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 612
stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States,
Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping
to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate
stores in the Middle East, the Philippines, and Mexico.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Patrick J. Connolly, 415-616-8746
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer