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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO. ACHIEVES PERFECT SCORE FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN 2016 CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX

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COMPANY IS DESIGNATED AS A BEST PLACE TO WORK FOR LGBT EQUALITY

New Albany, Ohio-November 23, 2015-Abercrombie & Fitch Co. today announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's fourteenth annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The organization's annual scorecard is a national benchmarking survey and report on LGBT workplace equality. The company has achieved this top rating since 2006.

"We have a longstanding commitment to embracing an inclusive and diverse environment for our associates and customers," said Jeanetta Darno, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. "The CEI rating is a testament to our company ideals and reflects our efforts to celebrate the unique perspectives of each of our employees."

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. offers a number of programs and initiatives that showcase the company's focus on diversity, inclusion and respect, including:

  • Comprehensive domestic partner benefits and transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits 
  • Global Diversity and Inclusion Week dedicated to engaging associates to create widespread awareness and foster the behavioral change that drives inclusion and collaboration
  • Diversity and inclusion training programs for all associates
  • Equal Opportunity non-discrimination policy that covers sexual orientation and gender identify or expression

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses on LGBT-relates policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.'s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

"In this 2016 Corporate Equality Index, hundreds of major businesses responded to our new standards for workplace equality with exceptional leadership. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. not only meets these standards, it goes above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values," said Deena Fidas, HRC Foundation Workplace Equality Program Director.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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 third quarter, the Company operated 790 stores in the United States and 175 stores across Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Company also operates e-commerce websites at www.Abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com and www.HollisterCo.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Scheiner
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192
Public_Relations@abercrombie.com





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Source: Abercrombie & Fitch Co via Globenewswire

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