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This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Jan 31, 2008.

About American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is a leading retailer that operates under the American Eagle Outfitters(R) and MARTIN + OSA(TM) brands.

American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. The original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle currently operates 854 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 75 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates ae.com(R), which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE(R) merchandise and ships to more than forty countries around the world. The American Eagle(R) brand also includes a Dormwear(R) collection, aerie(TM), which is available in 39 standalone stores, American Eagle stores and at aerie.com. The collection includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, the aerie brand offers AE customers a new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the classroom.

MARTIN + OSA, a concept targeting 28 to 40 year-old women and men, offers refined casual clothing and accessories, designed to be valuable, irresistible, inspiring, authentic and adventurous. MARTIN + OSA currently operates 19 stores. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

CONTACT: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Judy Meehan, 412-432-3300


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Nov 28, 2007.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

Reports EPS of $0.45 for Third Quarter 2007

Provides November Sales Update and Fourth Quarter EPS Guidance

Declares Quarterly Dividend

PITTSBURGH, PA - November 27, 2007 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced that earnings for the 13 weeks ended November 3, 2007 increased 2% to $0.45 per diluted share from $0.44 per diluted share for the 13 week period ended October 28, 2006.

"In the third quarter we delivered a strong operating margin of 20.3% even though sales were below our original plan. These results reflected the benefits from operational improvements, expense management and technologies that have become inherent in our business over the past several years. We are committed to driving future growth by building a portfolio of brands, while at the same time delivering a strong return on investment and profit improvements," said Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer.

This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Aug 23, 2007.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS

REPORTS RECORD EPS OF $0.37 FOR SECOND QUARTER 2007, A 19% INCREASE

PROVIDES THIRD QUARTER EPS GUIDANCE

Pittsburgh, PA, August 21, 2007 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) today announced that earnings for the 13 weeks ended August 4, 2007 increased 19% to $0.37 per diluted share from $0.31 per diluted share for the 13 week period ended July 29, 2006.

"I am pleased that we achieved our 14th consecutive quarter of record sales and earnings. Our strong second quarter results reflected sound merchandise management and good expense control. We also made progress in the quarter toward our key goals of building brands for growth, optimizing our channels of distribution, and strengthening our operations for productivity improvements and continued profitable growth," said Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer.

These excerpts taken from the AEO 8-K filed May 24, 2007.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

American Eagle Outfitters Increases Share Repurchase

Authorization by 23 Million Shares

Warrendale, PA, May 22, 2007 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional 23 million shares for its repurchase program. The new authorization is in addition to the approximately 4.2 million shares remaining under the Company's previously announced 7 million share authorization. Share repurchases under the new authorization can be made through the end of fiscal 2009. At the end of the first quarter, the Company had approximately 226 million weighted average shares of common stock outstanding on a diluted basis.

"The American Eagle Board of Directors is committed to using the Company's strong cash flow to enhance shareholder value," noted Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to our ongoing investments in building our brands and operational infrastructure to drive profitable growth, as well as our cash dividend policy, we are pleased to be able to announce this significant expansion of our share repurchase program."

About American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading retailer that operates under the American Eagle Outfitters and MARTIN + OSA brands.

American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle currently operates 840 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 73 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The American Eagle brand also includes a new collection of dormwear and intimates, "aerie by American Eagle." aerie is available in American Eagle stores across the country and at aerie.com. It includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, aerie offers AE customers a new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the classroom.

The company introduced MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men. MARTIN + OSA carries apparel, accessories and footwear, using denim and sport inspiration to design fun and sport back into sportswear. MARTIN + OSA currently operates eight stores. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding future profitable growth. All forward-looking statements made by the company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that future growth plans and strong profitability may not be achieved and those other risks described in the Risk Factor Section of the company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660

AMERICAN EAGLE

OUTFITTERS

REPORTS RECORD EPS OF $0.35 FOR FIRST QUARTER 2007, A 25% INCREASE

PROVIDES SECOND QUARTER EPS GUIDANCE

Warrendale, PA, May 22, 2007 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) today announced that earnings for the 13 weeks ended May 5, 2007 increased 25% to $0.35 per diluted share from $0.28 per diluted share for the 13 week period ended April 29, 2006.

"I'm proud of our team for delivering strong first quarter results, which truly demonstrates the sustainability of our performance, the strength of the AE brand and good expense management," said Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to capitalize on our systems and the investments we've made in critical functions such as sourcing and production. While keeping a sharp focus on strengthening our operations, we are also advancing future growth initiatives within the American Eagle brand, our aerie intimates concept and MARTIN + OSA."

This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Mar 9, 2007.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Announces Additional 7 Million Shares Authorized for Share Repurchase Program

Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrendale, PA, March 6, 2007 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized an additional 7 million shares for its repurchase program. During the fourth quarter, the company completed the repurchase of the 2.3 million shares that were available under its previous authorizations. In fiscal 2006, the company repurchased a total of 5.3 million shares.

The Board of Directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share payable on April 13, 2007 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 30, 2007.

"We are pleased that American Eagle's strategic initiatives and operating disciplines have continued to drive growth and profitability. Our strong cash flow enables us to provide additional shareholder value through an increase in our share repurchase authorization, as well as the continuation of our cash dividend policy," stated Chief Executive Officer, Jim O'Donnell.

About American Eagle Outfitters:

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEOS) is a leading retailer that operates under the American Eagle Outfitters and MARTIN + OSA brands.

American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle currently operates 834 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 72 AE stores in Canada. American Eagle also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The American Eagle brand also includes a new collection of dormwear and intimates, "aerie by American Eagle." aerie is available in American Eagle stores across the country and at aerie.com. It includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, aerie offers AE customers a new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the classroom.

The company introduced MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men. MARTIN + OSA carries apparel, accessories and footwear, using denim and sport inspiration to design fun and sport back into sportswear. MARTIN + OSA currently operates six stores. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding future earnings, growth and financial position. All forward-looking statements made by the company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that future earnings expectations and growth plans may not be achieved may not be achieved and those other risks described in the Risk Factor Section of the company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660

This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Nov 16, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Announces a Three-For-Two Stock Split and

Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrendale, PA, November 14, 2006 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a three-for-two stock split of American Eagle Outfitters' common stock. The stock split will entitle all shareholders of record at the close of business on November 24, 2006 to receive three shares of common stock for every two shares of common stock held on that date. The additional shares will be distributed to shareholders on December 18, 2006. This marks the sixth stock split in the company's history.

The company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share (adjusted for the above announced stock split) payable on January 4, 2007 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 21, 2006.

About American Eagle Outfitters:

American Eagle Outfitters (Nasdaq: AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 831 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 72 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. In September of this year, the company launched a new collection of dormwear and intimates. "aerie by American Eagle" is now available in American Eagle stores across the country and at aerie.com. It includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, aerie offers AE customers a new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the classroom. The company has also introduced MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men. MARTIN + OSA carries apparel, accessories and footwear, using denim and sport inspiration to design fun and sport back into sportswear. MARTIN + OSA currently operates four stores and plans to open one additional store this year. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Oct 24, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Announces Management Change at MARTIN + OSA Brand

Warrendale, PA, October 18, 2006 - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEOS) today announced that Ken Pilot, President of the MARTIN + OSA brand, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Roger Markfield, Vice Chairman of American Eagle Outfitters, will serve as interim President. Mr. Markfield, who led the creation and development of the MARTIN + OSA brand from its inception, has been a key executive with the Company since 1993. The MARTIN + OSA management team will report to Mr. Markfield.

American Eagle Outfitters' Chief Executive Officer, Jim O'Donnell commented, "I'd like to thank Ken for his efforts to launch the MARTIN + OSA brand and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. MARTIN + OSA has a strong management team, and under Roger's leadership they will continue to drive the brand forward. I am confident that we are building an exciting new lifestyle concept for 25-40 year olds."

MARTIN + OSA, which launched in September 2006, plans to have five stores opened by the end of this year.

American Eagle Outfitters (Nasdaq: AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 826 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 72 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. In September of this year, the company launched a new collection of dormwear and intimates. "aerie by American Eagle" is now available in American Eagle stores across the country and at aerie.com. It includes bras, undies, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the AE girl. Designed to be sweetly sexy, comfortable and cozy, aerie offers AE customers a new way to express their personal style everyday, from the dormroom to the coffee shop to the classroom. The company has also introduced MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men who lead an active life. MARTIN + OSA carries apparel, accessories and footwear, using denim and sport inspiration to design fun and sport back into sportswear. MARTIN + OSA currently operates three stores and plans to open two additional stores this year. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the future success and growth of our new retail concept, MARTIN + OSA. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risks associated with starting a new retail apparel brand, and those other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Aug 21, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

WARRENDALE, Pa., August 16, 2006 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1125 per share payable on October 6, 2006 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 22, 2006.

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 816 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. A new branded intimates line under the name "aerie by American Eagle" arrived in American Eagle stores this Fall. The assortment includes a complete line of bras, undies and dormwear designed for American Eagle's core 15 to 25 year-old customer. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Apr 24, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Announces the Promotion of Joan Hilson to

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, AE Brand

Warrendale, PA -- April 19, 2006--American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced the promotion of Joan Hilson to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, American Eagle Brand. Ms. Hilson had been Senior Vice President, Finance of American Eagle since September 2005, when she joined the Company from Limited Brands, where she recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Victoria's Secret Stores. In her new role, Ms. Hilson will assume responsibility for all areas within Corporate Finance and Accounting as well as Merchandise Planning and Allocation. She will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer, Jim O'Donnell.

"Since joining American Eagle last September, Joan has proven to be a strategic leader who has demonstrated strong management skills in many areas that are critical to our growth and future success, including inventory control, expense discipline and merchandise planning and allocation," said Jim O'Donnell. "I am confident that Joan's extensive industry experience and financial expertise will serve our Company well as we continue to expand the American Eagle Brand and pursue new growth concepts."

Ms. Hilson joined American Eagle with more than 20 years of experience in finance. She previously served in several capacities with Limited Brands over a 12-year period, recently as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Victoria's Secret Stores. During that time, she was also responsible for Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Control. Before joining Limited Brands, Ms. Hilson was Vice President, Finance at Sterling Jewelers, Inc., where she was responsible for the management of the Finance Division. She began her career at the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic Ts as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 801 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year-old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the continued expansion of the American Eagle Brand and launch of new growth concepts. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that we will not be able to successfully expand the American Eagle Brand and launch new growth concepts and those other risks described in the Risk Factor Section of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended January 28, 2006 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


These excerpts taken from the AEO 8-K filed Mar 7, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE

OUTFITTERS

Names Kathy Savitt Chief Marketing Officer

20-Year Marketing Veteran with Brand Building Expertise from Amazon.com

To Lead American Eagle Brand Marketing

Warrendale, PA, February 28, 2006 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced that it has named Kathy Savitt as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, American Eagle brand. In this role, Ms. Savitt will be responsible for Marketing and Brand Strategies for the AE Brand and ae.com. She will report directly to American Eagle brand President, Susan McGalla.

Ms. Savitt joins the Company from Amazon.com, where she was Vice President of Strategic Communications, Content and Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Savitt had responsibility for global brand management, external and internal strategic communications, entertainment and original programming, worldwide PR, and all offline marketing programs. Ms. Savitt also led Amazon's gifting and holiday customer experience programs. Prior to her position at Amazon, Ms. Savitt was President and Co-Founder of MWW/Savitt, where she counseled more than 150 corporate clients including many global Fortune 500 brands.

Susan McGalla, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, American Eagle brand commented, "Kathy brings more than 20 years of broad marketing experience, strong brand vision and a proven track record for inspiring and leading creative teams. In addition, her extensive experience with new product launches, e-commerce and global brand marketing fit perfectly with our growth goals for the AE brand." McGalla continued, "Together with our talented marketing team, I am confident that Kathy will build upon the strengths of the American Eagle brand to further our positioning as a premier lifestyle destination for 15-25 year olds."

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ:AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing for 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic T's as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 798 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding growth of the AE brand. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that we do not continue to grow and those other risks described in the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

CONTACT:
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Judy Meehan, 724-776-4857
OR
Financial Media Contact
Berns Communications Group
Stacy Berns or Melissa Jaffin, 212-994-4660

AMERICAN EAGLE

OUTFITTERS

Announces the Launch of New Intimates Sub-brand

"aerie by American Eagle"

Builds on Existing Strength in Category; Diversified Real Estate Strategy

Includes In-Store Shops and Stand-Alone Locations

WARRENDALE, Pa., February 28, 2006 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced the upcoming launch of its new intimates sub-brand, "aerie by American Eagle." A new branded intimates line under the aerie name will arrive in American Eagle stores this Fall. The assortment will include a complete line of bras, panties, and dormwear designed for American Eagle's core 15 to 25 year-old customer.

The Company will support the launch of aerie with a diversified real estate strategy including expanded intimates shops within existing American Eagle stores, intimates-only locations adjacent to AE stores, and select stand-alone aerie stores in premier shopping malls.

Susan McGalla, President and Chief Merchandising Officer commented, "Our inspiration for aerie was to create a unique lifestyle environment for intimates; a category that our girl loves and wants more of. This new sub-brand includes a dynamic assortment which takes her from dorm room to the coffee shop. aerie is a natural extension of the American Eagle brand, and speaks to expanding our relationship with the AE girl whom we characterize as 'sweetly sexy.' With aerie, we are continuing to broaden the scope of our existing brand by building upon our experience and the success we've enjoyed in intimates over the past few years. Our confidence in launching the aerie sub-brand rests on this proven success. I am thrilled to have a highly talented and experienced intimates team driving this brand, and I look forward to working with them to build aerie into a significant extension of the AE brand."

"Intimates is the perfect platform from which to launch our first sub-brand," noted Jim O'Donnell, American Eagle Chief Executive Officer. "We already have a successful intimates business, and we believe the opportunity to extend our presence is significant. Along with our new casual sportswear concept, MARTIN + OSA, the aerie sub-brand demonstrates our commitment to strategic initiatives that will continue to drive the growth of our company."

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ:AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing for 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic T's as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 798 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the success of our aerie sub-brand and future growth. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that our aerie sub-brand is not successful, that growth will not continue, and those other risks described in the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

CONTACT:
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Judy Meehan, 724-776-4857
OR
Financial Media Contact
Berns Communications Group
Stacy Berns or Melissa Jaffin, 212-994-4660

This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Feb 2, 2006.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Reports Record January Sales of $129 Million on a Same Store Sales Increase of 11.3% and

Record Fiscal 2005 Sales of $2.3 Billion on a Same Store Sales Increase of 15.5%

Maintaining Fourth Quarter EPS Guidance

Warrendale, PA, February 1, 2006 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced that total sales for the month ended January 28, 2006 increased 17.5% to a record $128.8 million, compared to $109.6 million for the month ended January 29, 2005. Comparable store sales increased 11.3% for the January period.

Total sales for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2006 increased 13.4% to $764.4 million from $674.0 million for the fourth quarter ended January 29, 2005. Comparable store sales increased 7.8% for the quarter.

Total sales for the year-to-date fifty-two week period ended January 28, 2006 increased 22.8% to $2.309 billion, compared to $1.881 billion for the fifty-two week period ended January 29, 2005. Comparable store sales increased 15.5% for the year-to-date period.

Based on January performance, the Company is reiterating its previously announced fourth quarter earnings guidance of $0.70 to $0.72 per share. Earnings estimates include a tax charge of approximately $0.02 related to the repatriation of foreign earnings. Last year, the Company's fourth quarter earnings were $0.70 per share from continuing operations. To access our recorded monthly sales commentary, please call 800-642-1687, conference code #3282124.

The Company will report fourth quarter earnings along with February sales on the morning of Wednesday, March 1st. The recorded sales call will be available that day at 7:30 am Eastern Time, and at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, management will hold a conference call to discuss fourth quarter earnings. To listen to the earnings call, please dial 877-601-0864. The earnings conference call will also be simultaneously broadcast over the internet at ae.com.

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading retailer that designs, markets and sells its own brand of laidback, current clothing for 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's original collection includes standards like jeans and graphic T's as well as essentials like accessories, outerwear, footwear, basics and swimwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 797 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise and ships around the world. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding fourth quarter earnings. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk that upon our financial audit fourth quarter forecasts may not be achieved, and those other risks described in the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" section of the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Dec 22, 2005.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Names J. Thomas Presby to Board of Directors

Warrendale, PA, December 22, 2005 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEOS) today announced the appointment of J. Thomas Presby to a newly-created seat on the Company's Board of Directors. With this appointment the Board will have 10 directors, six of whom are independent.

Mr. Presby will join the Board's Audit Committee. He also serves on the Boards of Tiffany & Co., World Fuel Services, TurboChef Technologies, and AMVESCAP Plc. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Institute of CPA's.

Mr. Presby retired from the international accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte Touche Thomatsu in June of 2002. During his 30 years as a partner, he served in many roles in the United States and abroad, including Global Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of Deloitte & Touche, Europe.

Jim O'Donnell commented on the appointment, "I am extremely pleased to have Tom Presby join our Board of Directors. His vast experience in the areas of accounting, corporate governance and international business will bring tremendous value to our company and our shareholders. We look forward to benefiting from Tom's counsel as we move ahead with our growth initiatives, which include launching new lifestyle brands as well as international expansion."

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of relaxed, casual clothing for 15 to 25 year olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans, cargo pants, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool accessories, outerwear and footwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 799 AE stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business, ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise. The company plans to open MARTIN + OSA, a new sportswear concept targeting 25 to 40 year old women and men, in the fall of 2006. For additional information and updates, visit martinandosa.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the continued growth and success of the American Eagle brand, the launch and growth of our new retail concept and international expansion. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risks associated with the specialty apparel retail business, starting a new retail apparel brand, opening stores overseas, and those other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact: Financial Media Contact:
Judy Meehan Berns Communications Group
724-776-4857 Stacy Berns/Melissa Jaffin
212-994-4660


This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed Oct 24, 2005.

AMERICAN EAGLE
OUTFITTERS

Announces Pittsburgh's SouthSide Works Location

As New Corporate Headquarters

Warrendale, PA, October 21, 2005 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEOS) today announced that it is relocating its Warrendale corporate headquarters to Pittsburgh's most exciting new urban development. American Eagle has signed an agreement to purchase an existing 186,000 square foot building and adjacent land in the SouthSide Works, pending approval by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and subject to customary conditions. The building and land purchase price is approximately $21 million, not including additional construction and interior finishing costs.

AE, founded in 1977, will reside at "77 Hot Metal Street" featuring a riverfront location, city views and a walking trail in an urban location with restaurants and shops nearby. While the exterior building is complete, interior design and office space construction is expected to be finished in early 2007. After the move, American Eagle will maintain a presence in Warrendale, with over 300 associates staying at this site. The relocation of corporate headquarters will free up space, enabling expansion of the existing Warrendale facility, which will include construction of a new data center. The Warrendale operation will be a state-of-the-art technology, logistics and distribution center, which will support growth as a global, multi-brand specialty retail company.

"After several years of successful growth and expansion, we have simply outgrown our current facility," said Jim O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of American Eagle Outfitters. "Additionally, our distribution and headquarters needs will increase as we pursue future growth initiatives, which include continued expansion of the AE brand, as well as the creation and launch of new retail concepts, including our new brand, Martin + Osa. On behalf of all of our associates, I am grateful for the partnerships with Governor Rendell's office, the City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority, Allegheny County and the team at Thorn Hill Industrial Park in Warrendale for their support in helping us make this important decision. And, a special thanks to Damian Soffer for his vision and partnership on providing American Eagle with an outstanding corporate headquarters site."

Susan McGalla, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, American Eagle Brand, commented, "We greatly value the Pittsburgh region and what it has meant to our success. It is now our goal to create a corporate headquarters here that is truly branded and reflects our values and our vision for the future. We recognize that our associates are our most valuable resource and providing them with a creative and productive environment is our top priority. The many positive amenities of our new facility, combined with the exciting urban environment offered at Pittsburgh's SouthSide Works, will be key to attracting and retaining a talented workforce, which is absolutely essential to our continued success."

In commenting on American Eagle's decision to expand its operations in Pennsylvania and move its home office into the City of Pittsburgh, Governor Ed Rendell said, "It is tremendous news for Pittsburgh and the entire Southwest region that American Eagle Outfitters is investing and growing in Pennsylvania, bringing at least 325 new jobs. Pennsylvania is proud to be investing in the future of the company, the region and its people. As the company locates its expanded corporate headquarters to the SouthSide, we are using our resources to attract tens of millions of dollars in private sector investment. Everyday our efforts are focused on creating new opportunities for our working men and women and building the economic future of Pennsylvania."

"American Eagle's decision to move its corporate offices into the City of Pittsburgh is a significant signal of our ability to attract and retain companies that want to be a part of a dynamic and inviting place to live and work," said Pittsburgh's Mayor Tom Murphy. "The company's plans for its new home in Pittsburgh are a crowning achievement for the successful SouthSide Works development as it becomes the major corporate anchor of this new city inside the city. This youthful, vibrant workplace is an amazing transformation from a site that started with steel and is a shining example of our vision for the future of Pittsburgh," added Mayor Murphy. The SouthSide Works development project is named after the former mill site of LTV Steel.

"We are fortunate to have a retail powerhouse like American Eagle call Allegheny County its home," said Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato. "The company's decision to move its headquarters to the South Side and expand its operations in Marshall Township sends a strong message that Allegheny County is a great place to do business."

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of relaxed, casual clothing for 15 to 25 year olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans, cargo pants, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool accessories, outerwear and footwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 787 AE stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 71 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business, ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the relocation of our corporate headquarters. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the satisfaction of purchase agreement conditions, risks related to construction, possible disruption of business in connection with the relocation of corporate headquarters and those other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contact:
Judy Meehan
724-779-6642



This excerpt taken from the AEO 8-K filed May 20, 2005.

AMERICAN EAGLE

OUTFITTERS

Announces Roger Markfield Signs Long-Term

Agreement with the Company

Susan McGalla Promoted to President,

Chief Merchandising Officer of the AE Brand

Warrendale, PA, May 17, 2005 -- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEOS) today announced that Roger Markfield signed an agreement to serve as an advisor to the Company through 2012. He will continue to serve as President of the Corporation through 2005, and Vice Chairman of the Board through 2006. Roger will focus on the development of the new retail concept and strategic growth initiatives, as well as advise the American Eagle brand, transitioning to a reduced schedule in February 2006. As Chief Merchandising Officer from 1993 through 2003, Roger has been instrumental to the growth and success of the American Eagle brand.

Susan McGalla, Executive Vice President of Merchandising, was promoted to President of the American Eagle Brand, in which she will be directly responsible for the design, merchandising and marketing functions. Susan joined the Company in 1994, rising to General Merchandise Manager of Women's in 1997, and contributed to the growth of the Women's business from 20% to 61% of total sales. Most recently, as Executive Vice President/Chief Merchandising Officer, Susan has been responsible for merchandising functions, and has been instrumental to the Company's significant growth and improvement over the past 15 months.

American Eagle Outfitters' CEO, Jim O'Donnell, commented, "I am very pleased to have Roger's long-term commitment to provide on-going merchandising leadership and creative vision, particularly as we develop our next retail brand. Susan has a proven track record and extensive experience with the American Eagle brand. After working with her for several years now, I have tremendous confidence in her ability to lead the brand to continued growth and success."

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of relaxed, casual clothing for 15 to 25 year olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans, cargo pants, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool accessories, outerwear and footwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 777 AE stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 70 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business, ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which represent our expectations or beliefs concerning future events, specifically regarding the continued growth and success of the American Eagle brand and the launch and growth of our new retail concept. All forward-looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors beyond the Company's control. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risks associated with the specialty apparel retail business, starting a new retail apparel brand, and those other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Company's future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied will not be realized.

Company Contacts:

Laura Weil

Judy Meehan

724-776-4857