Aéropostale opens doors in Québec

MONTREAL, June 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Aéropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, is coming to a mall near you. Today, the company announced its plans to roll-out stores throughout Québec. The expansion will launch with the first store opening on June 15th at Place du Royaume in Ville de Saguenay in the Chicoutimi borough, and will continue with six more through 2012. Additional locations include, Place Laurier in Québec City, Fairview Pointe Claire in Point-Claire, Promenades St. Bruno in St. Bruno De Montarville, Galleria D'Anjou in Anjou, Mail Champlain in Brossard and Les Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City.

"We are excited to continue our expansion within Canada," said Thomas P. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Aéropostale, Inc. Mr. Johnson continued, "Teens throughout the Canadian provinces have adopted Aéropostale as one of their favorite brands. We now look forward to introducing the Aéropostale brand to teens within the Québec market."

The expansion will be supported through an integrated marketing effort including in-mall advertising, grand opening events and local community outreach.

Aéropostale first opened in Canada in August 2007 at White Oaks Mall in London, ON. Since then, the company has continued expanding internationally with stores in U.A.E, Singapore and most recently, Turkey. In addition, Aéropostale is available in over 100 countries through its website, www.aeropostale.com.

For more information on Aéropostale and stores opening at a mall near you, please visit www.aeropostale.com.

About Aéropostale, Inc.
Aéropostale, Inc. is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale® stores and 4 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale® stores. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, trend-right merchandise at compelling values. Aéropostale® maintains control over its proprietary brands by designing, sourcing, marketing and selling all of its own merchandise. Aéropostale® products can only be purchased in its Aéropostale stores and online at www.aeropostale.com. P.S. from Aéropostale® products can be purchased in P.S. from Aéropostale® stores , in certain Aéropostale® stores including our Times Square store in New York City and online at www.ps4u.com. The Company currently operates 916 Aéropostale stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 70 Aéropostale stores in Canada and 87 P.S. from Aéropostale stores in 21 states.

SOURCE Aéropostale Inc.

For further information:

Company Contact:
Kenneth Ohashi/Vice President, Investor & Media Relations
(646) 452-1876 or

Media Contact:
Marie-Eve Gravel, Communications Infrarouge
(514) 891-1810

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