Ralph Lauren Receives Chevalier de la Legion D'honneur From President Sarkozy
at Elysee Palace


<p><span class="xn-location">PARIS</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 15</span> /CNW/ -- <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> receives the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in recognition of his contributions as a designer, business leader and philanthropist in the fight against cancer. The honor was presented to him in <span class="xn-location">Paris</span> by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of <span class="xn-location">France</span>, as a token of appreciation for his outstanding career and his philanthropic activities and interest in <span class="xn-location">France</span>.</p>
<p>After receiving the Legion d'Honneur, <span class="xn-person">Mr. Lauren</span> was hosted by the U.S. Ambassador, <span class="xn-person">Mr. Charles H. Rivkin</span> and his wife <span class="xn-person">Mrs. Susan Tolson</span>, at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in <span class="xn-location">Paris</span> for a private dinner.</p>
<p>For over 42 years, <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> has cultivated the iconography of America into a global lifestyle empire. Whether it is a reflection of the New England coast, Native American culture, or <span class="xn-location">Hollywood</span> glamour -- <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> embodies an expression of timeless style that is recognized and coveted around the world. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. The Company's brand names, which include Polo by <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span>, <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren Purple</span> Label, <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span>, RRL, RLX, Rugby, <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps and Club <span class="xn-location">Monaco</span>, constitute one of the most widely recognized families of consumer brands. Polo <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> operates over 300 stores worldwide, with recent international expansion in Dubai, Korea, and <span class="xn-location">Paris</span>.</p>

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<p>Polo <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> Corporation (NYSE:   RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.  For more than 40 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.  The Company's brand names, which include "Polo by <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span>", "<span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren Purple</span> Label", "<span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> Collection", "Black Label", "Blue Label", "Lauren by <span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span>", "Polo Jeans Co.", "RRL", "RLX", "Rugby",  "<span class="xn-person">Ralph Lauren</span> Childrenswear", "American Living", "Chaps" and "Club <span class="xn-location">Monaco</span>", among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to <a href="http://investor.ralphlauren.com">http://investor.ralphlauren.com</a>.</p>


For further information: For further information: Caroline Van Der Voort, +33-1-44771910, Caroline.Vandervoort@poloralphlauren.com Web Site: http://investor.ralphlauren.com

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