Ralph Lauren Receives Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur From President Sarkozy at Elysée Palace

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16 April 2010

Ralph Lauren has been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur in recognition of his contributions as a designer, business leader and philanthropist in the fight against cancer. The honor was presented to him in Paris by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, as a token of appreciation for his outstanding career and his philanthropic activities and interest in France.

After receiving the Legion d'Honneur, Mr. Lauren was hosted by the U.S. Ambassador, Mr. Charles H. Rivkin and his wife Mrs. Susan Tolson, at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Paris for a private dinner.

For over 42 years, Ralph Lauren has developed the iconography of America into a global lifestyle empire. Whether it is a reflection of the New England coast, Native American culture, or Hollywood glamour - Ralph Lauren embodies an expression of timeless style that is recognized and coveted around the world. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. The Company's brand names, which include Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the most widely recognized families of consumer brands. Polo Ralph Lauren operates over 300 stores worldwide, with recent international expansion in Dubai, Korea, and Paris.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include "Polo by Ralph Lauren", "Ralph Lauren Purple Label", "Ralph Lauren Collection", "Black Label", "Blue Label", "Lauren by Ralph Lauren", "Polo Jeans Co.", "RRL", "RLX", "Rugby", "Ralph Lauren Childrenswear", "American Living", "Chaps" and "Club Monaco", among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer
brands.

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