FEBRUARY 13, 2014

South Coast Plaza Welcomes Clothing Retailer UNIQLO as Newest Addition

Costa Mesa, CA, February 13, 2014

South Coast Plaza, a luxury shopping destination in Costa Mesa, California, is thrilled to welcome

UNIQLO, the global apparel retailer, to its family this fall. This will be one of UNIQLO’s first stores in the Southern California area.

We are so pleased that UNIQLO has chosen South Coast Plaza for its first location in Southern California. UNIQLO is a globally recognized fashion brand that will resonate well with our shoppers both locally and from around the world," said Debra Gunn Downing, Executive Director, Marketing South Coast Plaza. 

South Coast Plaza offers a premium shopping experience with personal shopping services, amenities and award-winning restaurants.

The new store will all carry the high-quality, casual clothing UNIQLO provides for men, women and kids to make everyday lives better, including the Supima cotton line and exceptional basics such as denim and the UT t-shirt collection in a wide variety of styles and colors. The brand’s "made for all" apparel aims to transcend age, gender, occupation and ethnicity with high-quality, universal designs that offer supreme comfort and a superb fit with affordable prices.

"We are very excited to be opening at South Coast Plaza this fall and thrilled to introduce our brand to yet another group of future fans at this iconic retail destination ," said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President.

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, 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 visitwww.uniqlo.com andwww.fastretailing.com.

For further information please contact:

Debra Gunn Downing |trotte@southcoastplaza.com | South Coast Plaza

Eileen McMaster |Eileen.McMaster@uniqlo-usa.com | UNIQLO

Nancy Goldstein |Nancy.Goldstein@bm.com | Burson-Marsteller