Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL, the “Company”) today announced that Judith McHale, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. McHale previously served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2009, and her election brings the number of Directors on the Company’s Board to twelve. She was also selected to serve as a member of the Company’s Nominating & Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

“I am extremely delighted to welcome Judith McHale back to our Board of Directors. In her past tenure with us, Judith consistently provided excellent insight and guidance. Her global leadership experience will be particularly valuable as we continue to strengthen and expand our business around the world,” said Ralph Lauren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Ms. McHale served as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications, Inc., the parent company of cable television’s Discovery Channel, from June 2004 to December 2006, and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 2004.

More information about Ralph Lauren's Board of Directors and corporate governance practices can be found on the Company's web site at http://investor.ralphlauren.com.

ABOUT RALPH LAUREN

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 44 years, Ralph Lauren'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, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to http://investor.ralphlauren.com.

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