American Eagle Outfitters Signs Times Square Real Estate Deal with Jeff Sutton and SL Green Joint Venture

    More than 25,000 Square Feet of Retail Space at Corner of 46th Street and
Broadway is Largest in AEO History

    NEW YORK, December 5 /CNW/ - American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:  AEO) today
announced that it has signed a multi-year lease for more than 25,000 square
feet of prime retail space in the heart of New York City's Times Square,
located at 1551 Broadway at 46th Street. The new American Eagle Outfitters
flagship store will be the company's largest in the world. Jeff Sutton, in a
joint venture with SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:  SLG), will build a
state-of-the-art structure designed specifically for American Eagle Outfitters
from the ground up.

    "American Eagle Outfitters looks forward to creating a world-class
shopping destination for the people of New York, as well as customers from
around the world at the Times Square flagship store," said Jim O'Donnell,
chief executive officer, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. "Working closely with
Jeff Sutton and SL Green, our goal is to set a new standard in specialty
retail and store innovation."

    The property will comprise three levels of retail space for AEO brands
including American Eagle and the company's intimates and dormwear line, aerie.
Additionally, the new flagship will feature more than 15,000 square feet of
multi-media external signage rising 25 stories high, creating more than 1.5
million customer impressions every day.

    About American Eagle Outfitters:

    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:  AEO) is a leading retailer that
operates under the American Eagle Outfitters(R) and MARTIN + OSA(TM) 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. The original collection
includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like
accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle
currently operates 855 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico, and 75 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE(R)
merchandise and ships to more than forty countries around the world. The
American Eagle(R) brand also includes a Dormwear(R) collection, aerie(TM),
which is available in 38 standalone stores, American Eagle stores and at The collection includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes,
boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy,
comfortable and cozy, the aerie brand offers AE customers a new way to express
their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the
classroom. 77E, a new multi-channel entertainment platform, features original
and user-generated content on, in AE stores, on television, and on Web
sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Facebook.

    MARTIN + OSA, a concept targeting 28 to 40 year-old women and men, offers
refined casual clothing and accessories, designed to be valuable,
irresistible, inspiring, authentic and adventurous. MARTIN + OSA currently
operates 19 stores. For additional information and updates, visit

For further information:

For further information: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Jani Strand,

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