Ralph Lauren Corporation Reschedules Release of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 Earnings to Thursday, November 1 Due to Severe

  Ralph Lauren Corporation Reschedules Release of Second Quarter Fiscal Year
  2013 Earnings to Thursday, November 1 Due to Severe Weather Expected from
  Hurricane Sandy

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 29, 2012

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) today announced that, in order to ensure
the safety of its employees impacted by weather and transit conditions as a
result of Hurricane Sandy, it has rescheduled the release of its Second
Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 results to approximately 8:00 A.M. Eastern on
Thursday, November 1, 2012. The Company was originally scheduled to report on
Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Following the release, the Company will host a conference call for analysts,
investors and other interested parties at 9:00 A.M. Eastern on Thursday,
November 1, 2012. Listeners may access a live broadcast of the conference call
on the Company's investor relations website at http://investor.ralphlauren.com
or by dialing 719-325-2243. To access the conference call, listeners should
dial in by 8:45 A.M. Eastern and request to be connected to the Ralph Lauren
Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2013 conference call.

An online archive of the broadcast will be available by accessing the
Company's investor relations website at http://investor.ralphlauren.com. A
telephone replay of the call will be available from 1:00 P.M. Eastern,
Thursday, November 1, 2012 through 1:00 P.M. Eastern, Wednesday, November 7,
2012 by dialing 719-457-0820 and entering passcode 5406889.

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 45 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.

This press release and oral statements made from time to time by
representatives of the Company contain certain "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward looking statements
are made concerning current expectations about the Company's future results
and condition, including revenues, store openings, gross margins, expenses and
earnings. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results
to materially differ include, among others, changes in the competitive
marketplace, including the introduction of new products or pricing changes by
our competitors, changes in the economy and other events leading to a
reduction in discretionary consumer spending; risks associated with the
Company's dependence on sales to a limited number of large department store
customers, including risks related to extending credit to customers; risks
associated with the Company's dependence on its licensing partners for a
substantial portion of its net income and risks associated with a lack of
operational and financial control over licensed businesses; risks associated
with changes in social, political, economic and other conditions affecting
foreign operations or sourcing (including foreign exchange fluctuations, the
price of raw materials and labor costs) and the possible adverse impact of
changes in import restrictions; risks associated with uncertainty relating to
the Company's ability to implement its growth strategies or its ability to
successfully integrate acquired businesses; risks associated with our
international operations, such as violations of laws prohibiting improper
payments and the burdens of complying with a variety of foreign laws and
regulations, including tax laws; risks arising out of litigation or trademark
conflicts, and other risk factors identified in the Company's Annual Report on
Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

Contact:

Ralph Lauren
Investor Relations:
James Hurley, 212-813-7862
or
Corporate Communications:
Julie Berman, 212-583-2262
 
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