American Eagle Outfitters Announces Mary Boland, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, to Retire

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) today announced that Mary
Boland, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, plans to retire
effective April 1, 2016. An active search for a successor is underway.

In the interim, Scott Hurd, the company’s Chief Accounting Officer, will
lead the day-to-day management of the finance team and assume the role
of Interim Chief Financial Officer.

“I am grateful for Mary’s significant contributions to AEO over the past
several years. She has been a valuable partner in the executive
leadership team and has played an integral role in developing our
strategic plan and driving financial improvements,” said Jay
Schottenstein. “As plans for Mary’s retirement have been underway for
some time, I am confident in a smooth transition. We wish Mary all the
best in her well-deserved retirement.”

“I have enjoyed the past several years at AEO and working with such a
talented and dedicated team of associates,” said Mary Boland. “The
company is in strong financial condition and well-positioned for future
success. I’d like to express my appreciation to Jay and the Board of
Directors for their support and partnership.”

About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is a leading global
specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories
and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle
Outfitters® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000
stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and the
United Kingdom, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its
websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is
available at 141 international stores operated by licensees in 22
countries. For more information, please visit www.ae.com.

Contacts

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Kristen Zaccagnini, 412-432-3300