Cash and cash equivalents at September 29, 2012 were $311.0 million, a 73% increase, compared to $179.3 million at October 1, 2011. The Company ended the quarter in a $56.3 million net cash positive position compared to a $78.0 million net debt position at October 1, 2011.
Inventories at September 29, 2012 were $388.8 million, down $3.3 million (or 1%) compared to $392.1 million at October 1, 2011. The Company remains comfortable with the quality of its inventory.
Conference Call InformationStockholders and other persons are invited to listen to the third quarter fiscal 2012 earnings conference call scheduled for today, Monday, November 5, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. EST. To participate in Warnaco’s conference call, dial (877) 692-2592 approximately five minutes prior to the 4:30 p.m. start time. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet at www.warnaco.com. An online archive will be available following the call. This press release was furnished to the SEC ( www.sec.gov) and may also be accessed through the Company’s internet website: www.warnaco.com. ABOUT WARNACO The Warnaco Group, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a leading global apparel company engaged in the business of designing, sourcing, marketing and selling men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear and accessories, intimate apparel, and swimwear under such owned and licensed brands as Calvin Klein®, Speedo®, Chaps®, Warner's® and Olga®. For more information, visit www.warnaco.com. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS The Warnaco Group, Inc. notes that this press release, the conference call scheduled for November 5, 2012 and certain other written, electronic and oral disclosure made by the Company from time to time, may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and reflect, when made, the Company's estimates, objectives, projections, forecasts, plans, strategies, beliefs, intentions, opportunities and expectations. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results, targets or expectations and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, future financial targets, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by, among other things, the use of forward-looking language, such as the words "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "project," "scheduled to," "seek," "should," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," “targeted”, or the negative of those terms, or other similar words and phrases or by discussions of intentions or strategies.