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UNIQLO ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF FIVE NEW STORES FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2014

JANUARY 7, 2014

UNIQLO Announces Plans to Open Five New Stores This Spring/Summer in the U.S.

NEW YORK, January 7, 2014 – UNIQLO USA announced today that it will continue its expansion in the U.S. by opening five new stores this spring/summer. These new stores will expand the brand’s presence and mark UNIQLO’s first entry into the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The five new UNIQLO locations to open in spring/summer are: 

- King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA
- Stamford Town Center in Stamford, CT
- Serramonte Center in Daly City, CA
- Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, CA
- Great Mall of the Bay Area in Milpitas, CA

“We are thrilled to announce our newest store openings and are eager to bring the UNIQLO experience to even more communities throughout the United States,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President. “Our universal products, every day basics of exceptional value, world class customer service and modern, bright stores will create a brand new group of UNIQLO fans.”

Currently there are 17 UNIQLO stores in the U.S.: three in New York City, five in New York State, three in New Jersey, one in Connecticut, and five in the San Francisco-Northern California area, as well as UNIQLO.com, which offers nationwide online shopping.

In the fall of 2014, UNIQLO plans to debut its innovative, high-quality clothing in new markets including downtown Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles-Southern California. Details about these new markets will be announced at a later date. To staff these new stores, UNIQLO plans to hire and train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.  

In addition, UNIQLO announced today that it will close the second floor of its 5th Avenue store in New York City for renovations and will reopen the section in March. Customers will be able to shop the other floors during construction.

For more information visit www.uniqlo.com, or download the new UNIQLO USA app.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013, (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using end of Aug. 2013 rate of $1=98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

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. Today the company has more than 1,300 stores in 14 markets worldwide: Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, opened its two first stores in Dhaka in July 2013. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

For more information or photos please contact:
Eileen McMaster | UNIQLO | Eileen.McMaster@uniqlo-usa.com
Nancy Goldstein | Burson-Marsteller | nancy.goldstein@bm.com | (212) 614-4827