Ralph Lauren Announces $2 Million Gift To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

  Ralph Lauren Announces $2 Million Gift To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 05, 2012

Ralph Lauren, Chairman and CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation, today announced a
$2 million gift to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. As part of the $2 million
gift, the Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation is donating $1 million to
the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to help address immediate needs of
New Yorkers as well as long-term relief efforts. Ralph Lauren Corporation,
through the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, is donating the other $1 million to
relief efforts, dividing the money between the Robin Hood Relief Fund, the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and to local organizations for relief
and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island and Westchester

In addition, the Company has set up an employee matching program with the
American Red Cross for up to $1 million and will work closely with selected
organizations for in-kind donations of clothing and other necessities.

“I’m a born and bred New Yorker. I raised my family here and started my
business here. The Tri-State area is home to thousands of our employees and
our customers and we have a special and personal relationship with the
affected areas,” said Ralph Lauren. “We want to support the selfless work of
so many agencies, professionals and volunteers and hope that these donations
will make it easier for our cities to rebuild and recover.”


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, Chaps and Club
Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of
consumer brands. For more information, go to http://www.ralphlauren.com.


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