American Eagle Outfitters Nominates Cary McMillan to Board of Directors



    WARRENDALE, PA., April 18 /CNW/ - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
(NYSE:  AEO) today announced the nomination of Cary McMillan to the company's
board of directors. The election of Mr. McMillan, and three incumbent board
members, will take place at the company's stockholders meeting on June 12,
2007. Upon election, Mr. McMillan will take the seat of retiring board member,
Larry M. Wolf, who has served as a director since May 2003.

    Since 2005, Mr. McMillan has been Chief Executive Officer of True
Partners Consulting, LLC, a professional services firm providing tax and other
financial services. Prior to this, from 1999 to 2004, he was Executive Vice
President of Sara Lee Corporation, a member of the company's board of
directors, and served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, and then
Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Mr. McMillan currently
serves on the board of directors of McDonald's Corporation and Hewitt
Associates, Inc.

    Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Outfitters,
commented, "I am extremely pleased with Cary's nomination to our board of
directors. His depth of business experience and financial expertise make him a
great addition to our board, as we continue to expand our brands, while
driving strong earnings growth. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank
Larry Wolf for his numerous contributions over the years."

    About American Eagle Outfitters:

    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:  AEO) is a leading retailer that
operates under the American Eagle Outfitters and MARTIN + OSA brands.

    American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets and sells its own brand of
laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing
high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection
includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like
accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle
currently operates 835 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico, and 73 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates ae.com,
which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships
around the world. The American Eagle brand also includes a new collection of
dormwear and intimates, "aerie by American Eagle." aerie is available in
American Eagle stores across the country and at aerie.com. It includes bras,
undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl.
Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, aerie offers AE customers a
new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the
coffee shop to the classroom.

    The company introduced MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting
25 to 40 year-old women and men. MARTIN + OSA carries apparel, accessories and
footwear, using denim and sport inspiration to design fun and sport back into
sportswear. MARTIN + OSA currently operates eight stores. For additional
information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent
our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically future
earnings growth. All forward-looking statements made by the company involve
material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors
beyond the company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the
risk that the company's growth strategies and profitability may not be
achieved and those other risks described in the Risk Factor Section of the
company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Accordingly, the company's future performance and financial
results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such
forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update
or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear
that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.




For further information:

For further information: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Judy Meehan,
724-776-4857 OR Financial Media Contact Berns Communications Group Stacy Berns
or Melissa Jaffin, 212-994-4660

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