Safilo Announces A Licensing Agreement With Essilor For Polaroid Branded Polarized Ophthalmic Lenses

   Safilo Announces A Licensing Agreement With Essilor For Polaroid Branded
                         Polarized Ophthalmic Lenses

PR Newswire

PADUA, Italy, May 21, 2013

PADUA, Italy, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Safilo, worldwide leader in the
premium eyewear sector, announces a ten-year licensing agreement with Essilor,
the world's leading ophthalmic optics company, for the design, manufacture and
worldwide distribution by Essilor of polarized ophthalmic lenses under the
Polaroid brand for use with eyewear products in general.

Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of Safilo Group, commented: "We are very proud to start
this long-term partnership with Essilor, a Group that has been driven by
innovation in the development of lenses for more than 160 years. We consider
this project an extraordinary opportunity for Polaroid not only to confirm its
credibility and worthiness as a reference brand for the protection and
improvement of eyesight, but also to extend its application to eyesight
correction, in order to always offer consumers throughout the world
best-in-class products."

About Safilo Group
The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector for
sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. With an international presence
through 30 owned subsidiaries in primary markets – in America, Europe and Asia
– and exclusive distributors, Safilo produces and distributes its house
brands – Safilo, Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics, Oxydo – and the
licensed brands Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Bobbi Brown (starting from
2014), BOSS, BOSS Orange, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Dior, Fossil, Gucci, HUGO,
J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne,
Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Pierre Cardin, Saint
Laurent, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tommy Hilfiger. For further information
www.safilo.com

Contacts:

Safilo Group Investor Relations
Barbara Ferrante
ph. +39 049 6985766
www.safilo.com/en/investors.html

Safilo Group Press office
Milan – ph. +39 02 77807607
Padua – ph. +39 049 6985322

SOURCE Safilo

Website: http://www.safilo.com