NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, is pleased to announce the launch of international shipping on its e-commerce sites, anntaylor.com and loft.com. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60584-ann-inc-launches-international-shipping-for-ann-taylor-and-loft "The introduction of international shipping marks another key step forward as we continue to grow our e-commerce business and expand the global reach of our Ann Taylor and LOFT brands," said Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC. "We are pleased that we can now begin to meet the previously underserved demand for our brands from international visitors to our e-commerce websites with an easy and convenient online shopping experience. In addition, selling internationally through e-commerce will provide us with further insights to gauge future growth opportunities outside of the U.S." "All in all, we are excited to bring the great style, outstanding quality and exceptional value of Ann Taylor and LOFT to new clients around the world," Ms. Krill concluded. To celebrate this exciting announcement, both Ann Taylor and LOFT will offer clients free shipping on international orders over $100 (US dollars) from Friday, March 8th until Sunday, March 17th. International clients now have access to products on anntaylor.com and loft.com, and are able to shop in the currency of their choice, with competitive shipping costs and delivery times. Among the countries the Company now serves are Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan and many others across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. A full list is available at anntaylor.com and loft.com. About Ann TaylorAnn Taylor's iconic heritage is synonymous with chic, confident style for women. Since its inception, the brand has evolved throughout the decades to meet modern women's changing needs, aspirations and roles. Always relevant, always stylish—Ann Taylor offers beautiful, refined fashion, footwear, jewelry and accessories designed for how women live today. From feminine wear-to-work styles to fashionable casual looks, Ann Taylor dresses women desk to dinner and workday to weekend—delivering the best in quality, versatility, sophistication, and iconic American style. For more information, visit anntaylor.com.