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UNIQLO ANNOUNCES NEW STORE OPENINGS AT PALISADES CENTER AND RIDGE HILL SHOPPING CENTERS IN NEW YORK SPRING 2013 — UNIQLO CONTINUES THEIR U.S. HIRING AND EXPANSION

JANUARY 9, 2013 - New York

UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, announced it will continue its U.S. expansion strategy by opening two new shopping center locations at Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY, and Westchester’s Ridge Hill in Yonkers, NY. Both stores are slated to open spring 2013.

UNIQLO USA CEO Shin Odake says, “We are pleased to partner with both Palisades Center and Ridge Hill on our newest shopping center locations. After a successful launch this past fall at Westfield Garden State Plaza, UNIQLO’s prototype for our mall locations, we are continuing our commitment to roll-out locations at shopping malls across the U.S. With a dedicated fan base in the New York tri-state area, both Palisades Center and Ridge Hill are the natural next step in our expansion plans.”

At 24,000 total square feet, UNIQLO Palisades Center will open first in early March. Palisades Center is the eighth largest mall in the U.S. and sees roughly 20 million visitors each year.

UNIQLO at Ridge Hill, the newly developed and growing shopping facility, will occupy two levels and total 24,000 square feet. Scheduled to open in mid-spring, this will be UNIQLO’s first outdoor lifestyle center location.

To staff the new store, UNIQLO is currently hiring 100 full-time and part-time employees at all levels for each of the new locations. For more information on open positions, you can visit www.uniqlo.com.

The store will showcase the complete offering of UNIQLO products including men’s and women’s basics, AIRism, Ultra Stretch denim, an endless array of colorful bottoms, as well as the spring kids collection.

This will be the company’s sixth and seventh U.S. retail locations. There are currently three UNIQLO stores in New York City, one in Paramus, New Jersey, and one in San Francisco.

For further information please contact:

Alexandra Spritzer | UNIQLO | Alexandra.spritzer@uniqlo-usa.com O: (212) 359-8370 
Nancy Goldstein | Burson-Marsteller | nancy.goldstein@bm.com O: (212) 614-4827 

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under six main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets, namely in Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its ‘Made for All’ philosophy. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and other FR brands, please visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com