Aeropostale Recognized As One Of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" In The U.S.; Second Year Company Is

  Aeropostale Recognized As One Of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to
            Work For" In The U.S.; Second Year Company Is Included

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a
mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, today
announced that it has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to
Work For" by FORTUNE Magazine. The Company was also named to the list in
2011.

Thomas P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Aeropostale, Inc., said, "We are
very proud to be included in FORTUNE magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies
to Work For. This achievement is a testament to the talent, dedication and
compassion of our team members, who make the Aeropostale culture so special.
We are honored to be recognized by this very meaningful award."

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great
Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year's survey. More than
277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the
institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries
around the world.

Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's
Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each
company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about
management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third
is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes
detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended
questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training,
recognition programs, and diversity efforts.

Further details about FORTUNE's "Best Companies to Work For" list can be found
online at www.greatplacetowork.com.

About Aeropostale, Inc.

Aeropostale®, Inc. is a primarily mall-based, specialty retailer of casual
apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women
and men through its Aeropostale® stores and 4 to 12 year-old kids through its
P.S. from Aeropostale® stores. The Company provides customers with a focused
selection of high quality fashion and fashion basics at compelling values in
an innovative and exciting store environment. Aeropostale® maintains control
over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all
of its own merchandise. Aeropostale® products can only be purchased in
Aeropostale® stores and online at www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aeropostale®
products can be purchased in P.S. from Aeropostale® stores and online at
www.ps4u.com and www.aeropostale.com. The Company currently operates 916
Aeropostale® stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 78 Aeropostale stores in
Canada and 100 P.S. from Aeropostale® stores in 20 states. In addition,
pursuant to various licensing agreements, our licensees currently operate 28
Aeropostale® and P.S. from Aeropostale® stores in the Middle East, Asia and
Europe. On November 13, 2012, Aeropostale, Inc. acquired substantially all of
the assets of online women's fashion footwear and apparel retailer GoJane.com,
Inc. Based in Ontario, California, GoJane.com focuses primarily on fashion
footwear, with a select offering of contemporary apparel and other
accessories.

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS PRESS RELEASE AND ORAL STATEMENTS MADE FROM TIME TO TIME BY
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY CONTAIN CERTAIN "FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS"
CONCERNING EXPECTATIONS FOR SALES, STORE OPENINGS, GROSS MARGINS, EXPENSES,
STRATEGIC DIRECTION 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, 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; SEASONALITY; RISKS ASSOCIATED
WITH CHANGES IN SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND OTHER CONDITIONS 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, AS WELL AS THE OTHER RISK FACTORS SET FORTH IN THE COMPANY'S FORM
10-K AND QUARTERLY REPORTS ON FORM 10-Q, FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE COMMISSION. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR REVISE
ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS.

Company Contact:
Kenneth Ohashi/Vice President, Investor &
Media Relations (646) 452-1876
or kohashi@Aeropostale.com

Media Contact:
Leigh Parrish, FTI Consulting
(212) 850-5600

SOURCE Aeropostale, Inc.

Website: http://www.aeropostale.com
 
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