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Polo Ralph Lauren Promotes Susie McCabe to President, Factory Stores.

NEW YORK -- Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) today announced the promotion of Susie McCabe to President, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Stores effective immediately. Ms. McCabe will be responsible for managing all operations of the company's 144 factory stores, both domestic and international. Ms. McCabe will report to Jeff Sherman, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Polo Retail Group. She replaces Ken Pilot who left the company in February 2005.

Susie McCabe joined Polo in 1997 as a Divisional Planning Director. In 2001 she was promoted to Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Distribution for the Factory Store Division. Ms. McCabe's responsibilities grew when she became Vice President of Business Planning and Development for the Polo Retail Group. In 2004 she accepted an assignment to manage the Polo Ralph Lauren factory store business in Europe. In this role she streamlined operating efficiencies and tailored the merchandise mix to the European outlet market place. Prior to Polo Ralph Lauren, Ms. McCabe held positions at J.Crew and Bloomingdale's.

"Susie's proven track record of strong leadership and management skills, exemplified in her eight years with the company, will help us continue to grow and improve this business in the U.S. and in Europe. We are pleased to tap the talent and in-depth knowledge Susie brings, not only of the Factory Store Division, but of the Polo Ralph Lauren organization," said Mr. Sherman.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 37 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include "Polo by Ralph Lauren", "Ralph Lauren Purple Label", "Ralph Lauren", "Black Label", "Blue Label", "Lauren by Ralph Lauren", "Polo Jeans Co.", "RRL", "RLX", "Rugby", "RL Childrenswear", "Chaps", and "Club Monaco" among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to
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