HanesBrands Sends Additional Apparel to Assist Hurricane Sandy Victims

HanesBrands Sends Additional Apparel to Assist Hurricane Sandy Victims

Hanes Sends Another Trailer Load of Approximately 120,000 Pair of Underwear
and Socks for Men, Women and Children for Distribution to Those in Need Across
the East Coast

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HanesBrands announced
today that it is donating another trailer load of underwear and socks for
distribution to East Coast victims of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy.

"There is still a great need for basic apparel such as underwear, socks, and
fleece sweatshirts for victims dealing with the aftermath of such a
devastating storm," said Chris Fox, the company's vice president of corporate
social responsibility. "Communities can't recover from such a natural disaster
overnight, and we are dedicated to doing our part to assist disaster relief
agencies and charitable organizations help the victims get back on their

The trailer of Hanes brand underwear and socks for men, women and children
will reinforce a previous donation of three trailer loads of Hanes and
Champion underwear, T-shirts hoodies, jackets and sweatshirts and pants sent
to the company's nonprofit relief partner Fashion Delivers Charitable
Foundation, Inc.

Fashion Delivers, a New York-based nonprofit organization that distributes
apparel and home furnishings to victims of natural disasters around the world,
is sending the Hanes and Champion apparel to several communities and nonprofit
assistance organizations, including:

  *The Legacy Center serving Brooklyn and Queens in New York City
  *Broad Channel American Legion Post serving Breezy Point, N.Y.
  *Make the Road NY serving Staten Island in New York City
  *City of Secaucus, N.J.
  *The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, which has offices in central and
    southern New Jersey.



To date, Hanes has donated three trailers of about a half million pair of
underwear and socks and fleece to storm victims valued at more than $1.25

"Hanes has hundreds of employees in the affected areas, and our company and
its worldwide employees offer their deepest sympathy to those whose lives have
been impacted as a result of Sandy," Fox said. "We have a long tradition of
assisting communities around the world that have suffered from natural

The company has previously partnered with Fashion Delivers to provide basic
clothing needed by victims following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011
tsunami and earthquake in Japan, and the 2011 tornadoes in the Midwest and
Southeast United States.

For those who want to help Fashion Delivers in its relief efforts, they may go
to www.FashionDelivers.org to donate new apparel or cash or may call (646)
786-2680. For every dollar of cash donated, Fashion Delivers is able to
distribute $25 worth of donated apparel.

HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic
apparel under some of the world's strongest apparel brands, including Hanes,
Champion, Playtex, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, barely there, Wonderbra and Gear
For Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, men's underwear,
children's underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear produced in
the company's low-cost global supply chain. Ranked No. 512 on the Fortune 1000
list, Hanes has approximately 53,300 employees in more than 25 countries and
takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. Hanes is
a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star 2012 Sustained Excellence
Award winner and 2010 and 2011 Partner of the Year. The company ranks No. 141
on Newsweek magazine's list of Top 500 greenest U.S. companies. More
information about the company and its corporate social responsibility
initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community
improvement achievements, may be found on the Hanes corporate website at

The HanesBrands logo is available at

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