ANN INC. Launches International Shipping For Ann Taylor And LOFT

Leading Women's Retail Brands Now Available in 100+ Countries Worldwide 
NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of 
Ann Taylor and LOFT, is pleased to announce the launch of international 
shipping on its e-commerce sites, and 
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"The introduction of international shipping marks another key step forward as 
we continue to grow our e-commerce business and expand the global reach of our 
Ann Taylor and LOFT brands," said Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC.  
"We are pleased that we can now begin to meet the previously underserved 
demand for our brands from international visitors to our e-commerce websites 
with an easy and convenient online shopping experience.  In addition, selling 
internationally through e-commerce will provide us with further insights to 
gauge future growth opportunities outside of the U.S." 
"All in all, we are excited to bring the great style, outstanding quality and 
exceptional value of Ann Taylor and LOFT to new clients around the world," Ms. 
Krill concluded. 
To celebrate this exciting announcement, both Ann Taylor and LOFT will offer 
clients free shipping on international orders over $100 (US dollars) from 
Friday, March 8th until Sunday, March 17th. 
International clients now have access to products on and, and are able to shop in the currency of their choice, with 
competitive shipping costs and delivery times.  Among the countries the 
Company now serves are Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan 
and many others across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and 
Asia. A full list is available at and 
About Ann Taylor Ann Taylor's iconic heritage is synonymous with chic, 
confident style for women. Since its inception, the brand has evolved 
throughout the decades to meet modern women's changing needs, aspirations and 
roles. Always relevant, always stylish—Ann Taylor offers beautiful, refined 
fashion, footwear, jewelry and accessories designed for how women live today. 
From feminine wear-to-work styles to fashionable casual looks, Ann Taylor 
dresses women desk to dinner and workday to weekend—delivering the best in 
quality, versatility, sophistication, and iconic American style. 
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About LOFT Founded in 1998, the LOFT brand offers approachable fashion with 
on-trend, stylish pieces, all at affordable price points. LOFT delivers on its 
promise to be her trusted stylist, giving her ideas and inspiration to make 
every look uniquely her own.  LOFT believes in offering VERSATILE, ACCESSIBLE 
and AFFORDABLE fashion with undeniably FEMININE appeal, special and unexpected 
DETAILS, and a flattering FIT. 
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ANN INC.'s E-Commerce Strategy  During 2012, ANN INC. significantly enhanced 
the online shopping experience at both and through the 
addition of new features and functionality.  In addition, ANN INC. 
successfully launched the first phase of its multi-channel initiative, which 
is providing clients with greater access to its products across distribution 
channels.  The launch of international shipping represents another integral 
step in the Company's strategy and was developed in partnership with FiftyOne, 
a market leader in global e-commerce. 
About ANN INC.  ANN INC. is the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, two of 
the leading women's specialty retail fashion brands in North America.  The 
Company operates 984 Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet 
stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada as of 
February 2, 2013.  Our Ann Taylor and LOFT brands are available in more than 
100 countries worldwide online at and  Visit for more information (NYSE: ANN). 
ANN INC. Press Contacts: Catherine Fisher, Vice President, Corporate 
Communications, ANN INC., +1-212-541-3300 ext. 2199; Ann Taylor Brand: Arlena 
Pordoy, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Ann Taylor, +1-212- 541-3300 ext. 
3596; LOFT Brand: Kate McShane, Director, Public Relations & Strategic 
Partnerships, LOFT, +1-212-541-3300 ext. 3447; Investor Contact: Judith Lord, 
Vice President, Investor Relations, ANN INC., +1-212-541-3300 ext. 3598
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