Video from Longines and Definition 6: Town&Country Magazine and Longines Celebrate Fifth Annual 'Longines Women Who Make a

Video from Longines and Definition 6: Town&Country Magazine and Longines
Celebrate Fifth Annual 'Longines Women Who Make a Difference' Awards

Tennis Legend, Philanthropist and Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie
Graf Helps Longines Honor Three Exceptional Women

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Town&Country magazine and
Longines, the Swiss watch company, partnered for a fifth year to celebrate
extraordinary women who positively impact children's lives. This year's
honorees included Ross Ellis, founder and chief executive officer of Stomp Out
Bullying, Roni Lomeli, executive director of Shoes That Fit and Navyn Salem,
founder of Edesia.

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The "Longines Women Who Make a Difference" awards dinner was held at Hearst
Tower in New York City on September 26, hosted by the watch brand in
partnership with tennis legend, philanthropist and Ambassador of Elegance
Stefanie Graf and emceed by Emmy Award-winning FOX 5 News anchor Ernie

"It's hard to believe that it has been five years since we started honoring
women who make a difference in partnership with Longines," said Town&Country
Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Jennifer Levene Bruno. "We have so many
readers committing their lives to worthwhile causes and it's a pleasure to be
able to honor them in this way."

To be considered for the "Longines Women Who Make a Difference" award, readers
were asked to submit either a 200-word essay or a short video detailing why
their nominee is a "Woman Who Makes a Difference." The nominees were collected
by Town&Country and the three honorees were chosen by a panel of judges from
the magazine and Longines.

In addition to the awards ceremony held in their honor, winners received a
trip to New York for a professional photo shoot and the opportunity to create
awareness for their charity with a special full page feature in Town&Country's
February 2013 issue. To complete the winners' elegant look, Longines awarded
each woman a watch and made a donation on behalf of each guest to the charity
of their choice. Attendees chose among Stomp Out Bullying, Shoes That Fit and

"We are honored to present awards to Ross Ellis, Roni Lomeli and Navyn Salem
to celebrate and thank them for the important work they do each day," said
Jennifer Judkins, U.S. Brand Manager for Longines. "Their commitment to the
welfare of children makes them the perfect embodiment of the brand's values
and slogan: 'Elegance is an Attitude'."

The 2013 "Longines Women Who Make a Difference" award recipients are:

Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, STOMP OUT BULLYING: This
leading national organization, established in 2005, focuses on reducing and
preventing bullying, sexting and digital abuse, educating against homophobia,
racism and hatred online and in communities across the country. The program is
designed to educate kids and teens in school and online about bullying,
provide help for those in need and at risk of suicide as well as provide a
peer mentoring program.

Ross Ellis is a national expert in violence against children, bullying and
cyberbullying prevention, school violence and Internet safety. She has 20
years of experience in the non-profit and corporate sector, and has been a
child advocate for over two decades. Under Ms. Ellis' leadership the
organization has helped over 8400 students and saved the lives of 101 to

Roni Lomeli, Executive Director, SHOES THAT FIT: Founded in 1992, Shoes That
Fit is the largest nonprofit provider of new shoes for children in the United
States. Shoes That Fit's mission is to provide new shoes to children in need
so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to
learn and play. Working with low-income schools, who identify the children
most in need, Shoes That Fit has provided more than one million pairs of new
shoes and other items to children across the U.S. since its founding.

More than 90 percent of all contributions go directly toward helping children
in need. Without any government funding, Shoes That Fit has grown from helping
children at one school in one state to helping more than 1,600 schools in 42
states across the nation.

Navyn Salem, Founder, EDESIA: Starting in 2007, Navyn Salem embarked on a
journey to reduce the alarmingly high rates of childhood malnutrition in
developing countries worldwide through innovative manufacturing. After laying
the groundwork for a factory in her father's home country of Tanzania, Navyn
founded Edesia - named for the Roman goddess of food and plentiful banquets -
in Providence, Rhode Island. Edesia is now a leading supplier of fortified
peanut-based, ready-to-use foods for USAID, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, UNICEF, the World Food Programme, and other agencies working in
emergencies, conflict zones, and disadvantaged communities overseas.

Ready-to-use foods, first invented by the French company Nutriset, have a long
shelf life of 24 months, require no cooking or dilution in water prior to use,
and can be consumed directly from the foil sachets. Since production began in
early 2010, Edesia has reached more than 1.5 million children in 35 countries,
including Chad, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Pakistan, and Syria.

About Longines

Longines has been based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. It is
celebrating 180 years of non-stop craftsmanship in 2012 and its watch making
expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance.
It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world
championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines
is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world's leading manufacturer of
horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined
timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in
over 130


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CONTACT: Jamie Hector
         Public Relations Manager
         Longines US

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