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Hollister Co. To Be Honored by GLSEN

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GLSEN to Honor Hollister Co. at the
2018 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York

 Hollister Co. to Receive Corporate Ally Award on May 21st at Cipriani 42nd Street

New York, NY (March 12, 2018) – GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth, will honor Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), with the Corporate Ally Award at the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York.

 “Hollister Co., has invested deeply in becoming a leader among retailers lifting up the voices of youth and amplifying GLSEN’s message of Respect for All. During last year’s Pride campaign, Hollister ran a roundup campaign in all of its US stores, encouraging all of its customers to support LGBTQ students with contributions to GLSEN. The round up support was accompanied by vibrant marketing materials, which reached millions of consumers with information about GLSEN’s work and impact, as told by GLSEN student leaders themselves. Hollister recently featured several of GLSEN National Student Council members’ own stories in its Carpe Love campaign, and the team is working with us on the next phase of this robust and extensive partnership,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. “From investing in multifaceted marketing campaigns that center the voices of student leaders; educating and training its own staff; and raising significant and vital funds for GLSEN’s work, Hollister has taken a bold, consistent, and unequivocal stand for respect for all at a time when none of us can take that basic value for granted.”

“At Hollister, we strive to make a positive impact in young people's lives around the world. We work to ensure that our customers feel included, respected and empowered, and we are honored to partner with charities that share this same commitment,” said Kristin Scott, President of Hollister Co. “As a company so closely connected to our teen consumer, we understand the importance of giving back and are proud to partner with GLSEN and support its mission to help create safe and inclusive environments. Our partnership with GLSEN is important to us and important to our customers. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to LGBTQ youth and in the company of so many accomplished individuals and organizations. We look forward to celebrating with them at this year's Respect Awards.”

The GLSEN Respect Awards were introduced in 2004. Held annually in Los Angeles and New York, the award show honors the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Past New York honorees include Ilene Chaiken, Jason Collins, Carla Gugina, Matthew Morrison, and George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth; Corporate Ally Award winners include AT&T, Blue 449, First Data, Johnson & Johnson, and JPMorgan & Chase Co. The GLSEN Respect Awards – New York will welcome approximately 600 guests, including outstanding youth leaders and educators from around the country, raising more than $1 million in support of GLSEN’s work.

GLSEN has led the way on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990 through ground-breaking original research, innovative program development, educator training, student organizing, and targeted state and federal advocacy. With the development of educational resources, direct engagement of youth and educators, and national programs like GLSEN’s Day of Silence, GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week, and GLSEN’s Ally Week, GLSEN has seen the impact of its work.

Tickets for the Respect Awards are available now. For additional information, please visit www.glsen.org/events.

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About GLSEN

GLSEN works to create safe and inclusive schools for all. We envision a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. Each year, GLSEN programs and resources reach millions of students and educators in K-12 schools across the United States, and our network of 39 community-led chapters in 26 states brings GLSEN’s expertise to local communities. GLSEN's progress and impact have won support for inclusive schools at all levels of education in the United States and sparked an international movement to ensure equality for LGBTQ students and respect for all in schools. For more information on GLSEN’s policy advocacy, student leadership initiatives, public education, research, and educator training programs, please visit www.glsen.org.

About Hollister Co

The quintessential retail brand of the global teen consumer, Hollister Co. celebrates the liberating spirit of the endless summer inside everyone. Inspired by California's laidback attitude, Hollister's clothes are designed to be lived in and made your own, for wherever life takes you. A division of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Hollister provides an engaging, welcoming, and unique shopping experience through its global e-commerce websites and its approximately 540 retail locations.