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New Albany, OH-October 21, 2015-Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) today announced that Jeanetta Darno has joined the company as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Ms. Darno will be responsible for enhancing the existing global diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the organization and will work alongside the leadership team to guide the company's overall diversity strategy. She will report to John Gabrielli, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s efforts have earned recognition from organizations that measure corporate-wide activity in this area, including the Human Rights Campaign. Since 2006, A&F Co. has received a top score of 100 percent on the HRC's Corporate Equality Index, which recognizes the company as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

"We are committed to fostering an environment that embraces diverse perspectives from across our organization. Creating an inclusive culture is a priority for our business and serves as a cornerstone of our corporate values," said Gabrielli. "Jeanetta brings more than 22 years of experience and a solid track record of achievement to her role at A&F Co. She is a natural fit to help advance our efforts in this area and we look forward to having her on board."

Ms. Darno, a seasoned Human Resources executive, joins the company from Huntington National Bank, where she was Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, she led the company's Diversity and Inclusion practice and focused on developing integrated solutions across the organization. Before joining Huntington, she spent seven years at Nationwide Insurance, where as Associate Vice President of Talent Management, she helped contribute to the company's recognition as a "Great Place to Work" by FORTUNE magazine. Previously, she worked as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cardinal Health and as Director of Human Resources at H.E.B. Grocery Co. Ms. Darno began her career at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as Division Manager of Logistics Recruiting.

Actively involved in her community, Ms. Darno is a founding member of the Central Ohio Diversity Consortium, a founding member of the Women's Leadership Council and a Key Club member at the United Way of Central Ohio, a board member of the American Heart Association and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Ms. Darno also served as a Captain in the US Army and earned her MBA from the Ohio State University, her master's degree in Human Resources from the University of Central Texas and her bachelor's degree from Jackson State University.

"I am thrilled to join A&F Co. at such an exciting time in the company's journey," said Darno. "The organization has created a robust diversity and inclusion platform and I look forward to building on that success to help A&F Co. become a leader in this space."

About Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading global specialty retailer of high-quality, casual apparel for Men, Women and kids with an active, youthful lifestyle under its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids and Hollister Co. brands.  At the end of the second quarter, the Company operated 783 stores in the United States and 171 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at, and

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6877

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Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co via Globenewswire