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AEO Inc. Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainability

February 7, 2020 GMT

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2020--

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced its ongoing commitment to sustainability, reaffirming the company’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. Guided by a corporate purpose that is rooted in the optimism of youth and a promise to help build a better world for all of its stakeholders, AEO is proud to share that it has:

“At AEO we believe in turning our commitment to sustainability into action for our customers, our associates and all of our stakeholders,” commented Jay Schottenstein, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “By working together, as part of a global network to reduce carbon emissions, we will begin to build a sustainable future through innovation and collaboration.”

In 2019, AEO unveiled a comprehensive plan to be carbon neutral by 2030 with a commitment to water reduction, energy reduction and the use of more sustainable raw materials.

AEO’s Sustainability Goals:

AEO’s commitment to sustainability is ongoing and the company will continue to:

AEO Inc. is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Better Cotton Initiative and pledged to the CanopyStyle Initiative. For information and regular updates on AEO’s sustainability efforts, visit www.aeo-inc.com/sustainability.

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® and Aerie® brands. Our purpose is to show the world that there’s REAL power in the optimism of youth. 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 and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 200 international locations operated by licensees in 25 countries. For more information, please visit www.aeo-inc.com.

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