American Eagle Outfitters appoints Suja Chandrasekaran to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, PA – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced the appointment of Suja Chandrasekaran to the company’s board of directors as an independent director, effective Monday, March 19, 2018. Ms. Chandrasekaran brings extensive experience in retail and consumer products industries to the AEO board, drawing upon past executive leadership positions at Walmart Stores Inc., The Timberland Company, as well as her current leadership role at Kimberly-Clark. Her appointment returns the AEO board to seven members.

“Suja brings vast information and digital technology expertise and a wealth of leadership experience in the global retail and consumer industries to our team. We are excited to welcome her to the board and look forward to her insights and fresh perspective as we continue our strong momentum and further enhance our customer connectivity and digital capabilities,” said Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

The depth of Ms. Chandrasekaran’s background includes serving in executive leadership positions for several consumer retailers including Senior VP/Global Chief Technology and Data Officer at Walmart Stores Inc., Senior VP/Global Chief Information Officer at The Timberland Company, and C-level roles leading technology at PepsiCo and Nestle. Presently, she is Chief Information Officer at Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s leading consumer packaged goods business. She also serves on the board of directors of Symphony Technology Group.

Ms. Chandrasekaran holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras, India and a Master of Business Systems from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has executive development education from London Business School.

About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Hong Kong, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 200 international locations operated by licensees in 25 countries.

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