HanesBrands and Its Employees Raise More Than $2.2 Million for United Way of Forsyth County, N.C., and Earn Another United Way

HanesBrands and Its Employees Raise More Than $2.2 Million for United Way of
Forsyth County, N.C., and Earn Another United Way Award for Campaign

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HanesBrands announced
today that the company and its employees raised $2.22 million for the United
Way of Forsyth County, exceeding its goal for the 2012 campaign. The
successful campaign relied on another year of generous donations by Hanes'
2,500 Forsyth County employees and all-time high proceeds of $546,000 from the
company's three community product sales.

"HanesBrands employees opened their hearts and wallets yet again to help those
most in need in our community," said Ann Fritchman, HanesBrands chief customer
officer, Target, and 2012 campaign chairperson. "The generous gifts from our
employees will help the United Way improve financial stability for many,
increase graduation rates, find shelter for our homeless veterans and combat
hunger for children during a time when the need is increasing not

In addition, as part of the campaign the company and its employees also
donated 23,000 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, one
of United Way's 32 partner agencies, and Hanes granted paid time off to 400
headquarters employees to volunteer for a Day of Caring at 11 local community

The United Way of North Carolina has awarded Hanes with its 2012 Spirit of
North Carolina Award for campaign excellence and for having the best business
campaign of any North Carolina company with 2,501 to 5,000 employees. This is
the company's sixth Spirit award since 2006. The United Way of Forsyth County
honored Hanes and its employees, who have donated more than $32 million over
the past decade, with the "Decade of Excellence" award in 2011, recognizing
the company's commitment to community volunteerism and financial support.

"We are profoundly grateful for HanesBrands' support," said Cindy Gordineer,
president and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County. "HanesBrands is a wonderful
corporate partner to the United Way, and its commitment is impressive. There
is a true philosophy of giving back to the community, as evidenced by the
number of employees who participate in the annual Day of Caring, the community
product sale which is United Way's largest fundraiser, and the strong overall
giving to the annual United Way campaign."

Fritchman echoed that sentiment. "Winning the Spirit of North Carolina Award
again is a tribute to our company and employees for the energy and creativity
they brought to this year's campaign, and for their ongoing financial support
of United Way of Forsyth County," Fritchman said.


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 51,500 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

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