The following factors, among others and in addition to those described in the Company's reports filed with the SEC (including, without limitation, those described under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Disclosure," as such disclosure may be modified or supplemented from time to time), could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by it: the Company's ability to execute its repositioning and sale initiatives (including achieving enhanced productivity and profitability) previously announced; deterioration in global or regional or other macro-economic conditions that affect the apparel industry, including turmoil in the financial and credit markets; the Company's failure to anticipate, identify or promptly react to changing trends, styles, or brand preferences; the Company’s failure to use the most recent and effective advertising media to reach customers; further declines in prices in the apparel industry and other pricing pressures; declining sales resulting from increased competition in the Company’s markets; increases in the prices of raw materials or costs to produce or transport products; events which result in difficulty in procuring or producing the Company's products on a cost-effective basis; the effect of laws and regulations, including those relating to labor, workplace and the environment; possible additional tax liabilities; changing international trade regulation, including as it relates to the imposition or elimination of quotas on imports of textiles and apparel; the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property or the costs incurred by the Company related thereto; the risk of product safety issues, defects or other production problems associated with the Company’s products; the Company’s dependence on a limited number of customers; the effects of consolidation in the retail sector; the Company’s dependence on license agreements with third parties including, in particular, its license agreement with CKI, the licensor of the Company’s Calvin Klein brand name; the Company’s dependence on the reputation of its brand names, including, in particular, Calvin Klein; the potential that the Company may be required to make substantial payments as a result of audits conducted by its licensors; the Company’s exposure to conditions in overseas markets in connection with the Company’s foreign operations and the sourcing of products from foreign third-party vendors; the Company's foreign currency exposure; unanticipated future internal control deficiencies or weaknesses or ineffective disclosure controls and procedures; the effects of fluctuations in the value of investments of the Company’s pension plan; the sufficiency of cash to fund operations, including capital expenditures; the Company recognizing impairment charges for its long-lived assets, uncertainty over the outcome of litigation matters and other proceedings; the Company's ability to service its indebtedness, the effect of changes in interest rates on the Company's indebtedness that is subject to floating interest rates and the limitations imposed on the Company's operating and financial flexibility by the agreements governing the Company's indebtedness; the Company’s dependence on its senior management team and other key personnel; the Company’s reliance on information technology; the limitations on purchases under the Company's share repurchase program contained in the Company's debt instruments, the number of shares that the Company purchases under such program and the prices paid for such shares; the Company’s inability to achieve its financial targets and strategic objectives, as a result of one or more of the factors described above, changes in the assumptions underlying the targets or goals, or otherwise; the inability to successfully implement restructuring and disposition activities; the Company’s inability to successfully transition its sourcing, design and merchandising functions related to Calvin Klein Jeans from Italy to New York; the failure of acquired businesses to generate expected levels of revenues; the failure of the Company to successfully integrate such businesses with its existing businesses (and as a result, not achieving all or a substantial portion of the anticipated benefits of such acquisitions); and such acquired businesses being adversely affected, including by one or more of the factors described above and thereby failing to achieve anticipated revenues and earnings growth. In addition, risks and uncertainties related to the previously announced transaction with PVH Corp. include, among others: the risk that the conditions to the closing of the merger are not satisfied (including a failure of the Company's stockholders to approve the merger and the risk that regulatory approvals required for the merger are not obtained or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated); potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; uncertainties as to the timing of the merger; competitive responses to the merger; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; litigation relating to the merger; and the inability to retain key personnel.
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