ABERCROMBIE & FITCH TO PRESENT AT THE BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH 2013 CONSUMER & RETAIL CONFERENCE

Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00am EST

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New Albany, Ohio, February 28, 2013:  Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced that
Jonathan Ramsden, EVP & Chief Financial Officer will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2013 Consumer & Retail Conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Eastern Time. 

The audio portion of the presentation and the accompanying slides will be available to the general
public on the "Investors" section of the Company's website at www.abercrombie.com
http://www.abercrombie.com/  at approximately 9:40 AM, Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

At the end of Fiscal 2012, the Company operated a total of 1,051 stores.  The Company operated 266
Abercrombie & Fitch stores, 144 abercrombie kids stores, 482 Hollister Co. stores and 20 Gilly
Hicks stores in the United States. The Company operated 19 Abercrombie & Fitch stores, six
abercrombie kids stores, 107 Hollister Co. stores and seven Gilly Hicks stores internationally. 
The Company operates e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com,
www.hollisterco.com and www.gillyhicks.com.

For further information, call:
ICR, Inc.
Joe Teklits joseph.teklits@icrinc.com
203-682-8258

    

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management of
A&F involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of
which may be beyond the Company's control. Words such as "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe,"
"expect," "anticipate," "intend," and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements.
 Except as may be required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise
our forward-looking statements.  The following factors, in addition to those included in the
disclosure under the heading " FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND RISK FACTORS" in "ITEM 1A. RISK
FACTORS" of A&F's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012, in some
cases have affected and in the future could affect the Company's financial performance and could
cause actual results for the 2012 fiscal year and beyond to differ materially from those expressed
or implied in any of the forward-looking statements included in this Press Release or otherwise
made by management: changes in economic and financial conditions, and the resulting impact on
consumer confidence and consumer spending, could have a material adverse effect on our business,
results of operations and liquidity; if we are unable to anticipate, identify and respond to
changing fashion trends and consumer preferences in a timely manner, and manage our inventory
commensurate with customer demand, our sales levels and profitability may decline; fluctuations in
the cost, availability and quality of raw materials, labor and transportation, could cause
manufacturing delays and increase our costs; equity-based compensation awarded under the
employment agreement with our Chief Executive Officer could adversely impact our cash flows,
financial position or results of operations and could have a dilutive effect on our outstanding
Common Stock; our growth strategy relies significantly on international expansion, which adds
complexity to our operations and may strain our resources and adversely impact current store
performance; our international expansion plan is dependent on a number of factors, any of which
could delay or prevent successful penetration into new markets or could adversely affect the
profitability of our international operations; our direct-to-consumer sales are subject to
numerous risks that could adversely impact sales; we have incurred, and may continue to incur,
significant costs related to store closures; our development of a new brand concept such as Gilly
Hicks could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations;
fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates could adversely impact our financial condition and
results of operations; our business could suffer if our information technology systems are
disrupted or cease to operate effectively; comparable store sales may continue to fluctuate on a
regular basis and impact the volatility of the price of our Common Stock; our market share may be
negatively impacted by increasing competition and pricing pressures from companies with brands or
merchandise competitive with ours; our stock price may be volatile and investors may not be able
to resell shares of our Common Stock at or above the price paid to acquire the shares; our ability
to attract customers to our stores depends, in part, on the success of the shopping malls in which
most of our stores are located; our net sales fluctuate on a seasonal basis, causing our results
of operations to be susceptible to changes in Back-to-School and Holiday shopping patterns; our
inability to accurately plan for product demand and allocate merchandise effectively could have a
material adverse effect on our results; our failure to protect our reputation could have a
material adverse effect on our brands; we rely on the experience and skills of our senior
executive officers, the loss of whom could have a material adverse effect on our business;
interruption in the flow of merchandise from our key vendors and international manufacturers could
disrupt our supply chain, which could result in lost sales and could increase our costs; we do not
own or operate any manufacturing facilities and, therefore, depend upon independent third parties
for the manufacture of all our merchandise; our reliance on two distribution centers domestically
and two third-party distribution centers internationally makes us susceptible to disruptions or
adverse conditions affecting our distribution centers; our reliance on third parties to deliver
merchandise from our distribution centers to our stores and direct-to-consumer customers could
result in disruptions to our business; we may be exposed to risks and costs associated with credit
card fraud and identity theft that would cause us to incur unexpected expenses and loss of
revenues; modifications and/or upgrades to our information technology systems may disrupt our
operations; our facilities, systems and stores, as well as the facilities and systems of our
vendors and manufacturers, are vulnerable to natural disasters, pandemic disease and other
unexpected events, any of which could result in an interruption to our business and adversely
affect our operating results; our litigation exposure could have a material adverse effect on our
financial condition and results of operations; our inability or failure to adequately protect our
trademarks could have a negative impact on our brand image and limit our ability to penetrate new
markets; fluctuations in our tax obligations and effective tax rate may result in volatility in
our operating results; the effects of war or acts of terrorism could have a material adverse
effect on our operating results and financial condition; our inability to obtain commercial
insurance at acceptable prices or our failure to adequately reserve for self-insured exposures
might increase our expenses and adversely impact our financial results; operating results and cash
flows at the store level may cause us to incur impairment charges; we are subject to customs,
advertising, consumer protection, privacy, zoning and occupancy and labor and employment laws that
could require us to modify our current business practices, incur increased costs or harm our
reputation if we do not comply; changes in the regulatory or compliance landscape could adversely
affect our business and results of operations; our unsecured Amended and Restated Credit Agreement
(the "Amended and Restated Credit Agreement") and our Term Loan Agreement include financial and
other covenants that impose restrictions on our financial and business operations; our operations
may be affected by regulatory changes related to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions; and
compliance with changing regulations and standards for accounting, corporate governance and public
disclosure could adversely affect our business, results


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