February 23, 2012

American Apparel, Inc. Announces Appointment of Stacey Shulman to CTO, Chief Technology Officer

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Apparel, Inc. (NYSE Amex:APP), a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel, appointed Stacey Shulman as CTO, Chief Technology Officer effective February 22, 2012. Ms. Shulman was previously the Company's Vice President of Technology and will have responsibility for American Apparel's global Information and Technology operations.

"I'm thrilled to announce Stacey as our CTO," said Dov Charney, Chief Executive Officer. "With over two decades of retail technology experience, and three years with American Apparel, Stacey brings considerable tenure to our team of technology professionals and a deep understanding of our brand and culture. She's been an asset in creating technology solutions for our highly dynamic business model and I'm fully confident she'll continue to do so with increased speed and effectiveness in this new role."

Prior to joining American Apparel, Ms. Shulman was the Vice President and CIO for Island Pacific/Retail Pro, a retail focused Technology Company. The solutions architected by Ms. Shulman and her previous teams are currently in use in over 100,000 retail locations in more than 75 countries. Ms. Shulman began her career in retail as a buyer and has worked with a large number of specialty and luxury branded retailers.

About American Apparel

American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel based in downtown Los Angeles, California. As of January 31, 2012, American Apparel had approximately 10,000 employees and operated 249 retail stores in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China. American Apparel also operates a leading wholesale business that supplies high quality T-shirts and other casual wear to distributors and screen printers. In addition to its retail stores and wholesale operations, American Apparel operates an online retail e-commerce website at http://www.americanapparel.net.

American Apparel
Dov Charney, 213-488-0226
Chief Executive Officer

Source: American Apparel, Inc.

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