TOKYO, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO today announces that it has signed a multi-year contract with Australian pro golfer and world number seven Adam Scott, will now act as Global Brand Ambassador to the leading global Japanese retailer. This marks the first time for UNIQLO to partner with a professional golfer. Under the partnership agreement, Adam Scott will wear UNIQLO apparel in all competitions, including the upcoming 2013 Masters Golf Tournament on April 11 in Augusta, Georgia. He will also take part in a range of promotional activities for the company, including a UNIQLO global polo shirt campaign to launch in mid-April.
Commenting on the partnership, Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing Chairman, President & CEO, said, "Our Brand Ambassador initiative targets individuals who are not only successful and ambitious in their own right, but also socially conscious and driven to give back to society. From this perspective, Mr. Scott is a wonderful addition. UNIQLO understands, and appreciates, Mr. Scott's determination to become the best golfer in the world. As a company, we aim to provide clothing that meets the needs of anyone, anywhere. Given its widespread following worldwide and accessibility regardless of age, golf is a good match for us. Through this kind of initiative, we aim to improve the lives of people the world over."
Adam Scott said, "I am thrilled to have been appointed as a UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassador. I have come across UNIQLO many times in my travels, and frequently visit UNIQLO stores. It is a brand with an established history of innovation, offering high quality clothing backed by quality materials and an attention to detail."
As of April 2013, Adam Scott is the seventh ranked professional golfer in the world. A winner of twenty events worldwide, Adam first competed in the Masters in 2002. Adam's global victories include the 2004 Players Championship, 2006 Tour Championship and 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Adam has ranked as high as number three in the official world golf rankings. He was born in Adelaide, Australia on July 16, 1980.@To learn more about Adam Scott, please visit http://www.adamscott.com/
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing:
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world's fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand .Today the company has a total of more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan: China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.