Polo Ralph Lauren Names Dennis P. Kelly Vice President Risk Management/Controller

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:   RL)
 announced that Dennis P. Kelly has joined the company as vice president of
 risk management/controller.  Mr. Kelly is responsible for all treasury
 functions, risk management, tax, and corporate reporting.  He brings to the
 company a wealth of experience in financial and profit improvement planning.
 Mr. Kelly reports to Gerald Chaney, senior vice president and CFO of Polo
 Ralph Lauren.
     Most recently, Mr. Kelly served as senior vice president and chief
 financial officer of Betesh Group, a multinational accessories distributor,
 where he was responsible for all financial and administrative functions
 including accounting, budgeting, planning, risk management and treasury. Prior
 to joining Betesh, Mr. Kelly was chief financial officer of Kasper A.S.L.,
 Ltd., a publicly held manufacturer and marketer of women's apparel, where he
 oversaw the accounting, SEC reporting and various other financial functions of
 the company.  Mr. Kelly spent the previous ten years at Crystal Brands, Inc.,
 where he rose to the position of vice president, controller and treasurer.
 
     Polo 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 30 years, Polo'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," "Polo Sport Ralph Lauren,"
 "Ralph Lauren Collection," "Ralph Lauren Purple Label," "RALPH by Ralph
 Lauren," "Lauren by Ralph Lauren," "Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren," and "Chaps
 Ralph Lauren," among others, constitute one of the world's most widely
 recognized families of consumer brands. In May 1999, Polo Ralph Lauren
 acquired Club Monaco, a vertical lifestyle retailer based in Toronto. In
 February 2000, Ralph Lauren Media LLC was formed as a joint venture between
 Polo Ralph Lauren, NBC and two of NBC's affiliated companies -- ValueVision
 International, Inc. and NBC Internet, Inc. -- to bring the Polo Ralph Lauren
 American lifestyle experience to consumers via multiple media platforms,
 including the Internet, broadcast, cable and print.
 
 

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    NEW YORK, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:   RL)
 announced that Dennis P. Kelly has joined the company as vice president of
 risk management/controller.  Mr. Kelly is responsible for all treasury
 functions, risk management, tax, and corporate reporting.  He brings to the
 company a wealth of experience in financial and profit improvement planning.
 Mr. Kelly reports to Gerald Chaney, senior vice president and CFO of Polo
 Ralph Lauren.
     Most recently, Mr. Kelly served as senior vice president and chief
 financial officer of Betesh Group, a multinational accessories distributor,
 where he was responsible for all financial and administrative functions
 including accounting, budgeting, planning, risk management and treasury. Prior
 to joining Betesh, Mr. Kelly was chief financial officer of Kasper A.S.L.,
 Ltd., a publicly held manufacturer and marketer of women's apparel, where he
 oversaw the accounting, SEC reporting and various other financial functions of
 the company.  Mr. Kelly spent the previous ten years at Crystal Brands, Inc.,
 where he rose to the position of vice president, controller and treasurer.
 
     Polo 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 30 years, Polo'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," "Polo Sport Ralph Lauren,"
 "Ralph Lauren Collection," "Ralph Lauren Purple Label," "RALPH by Ralph
 Lauren," "Lauren by Ralph Lauren," "Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren," and "Chaps
 Ralph Lauren," among others, constitute one of the world's most widely
 recognized families of consumer brands. In May 1999, Polo Ralph Lauren
 acquired Club Monaco, a vertical lifestyle retailer based in Toronto. In
 February 2000, Ralph Lauren Media LLC was formed as a joint venture between
 Polo Ralph Lauren, NBC and two of NBC's affiliated companies -- ValueVision
 International, Inc. and NBC Internet, Inc. -- to bring the Polo Ralph Lauren
 American lifestyle experience to consumers via multiple media platforms,
 including the Internet, broadcast, cable and print.
 
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