TOKYO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO today congratulates Adam Scott, its recently appointed Global Brand Ambassador, on winning the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament that ended Sunday, April 14, in Augusta, Georgia. This latest victory marks both the first time Mr. Scott has won and the first time for an Australian to win what is known to be one of the most prestigious golf tournaments worldwide.
Commenting on his recent victory, Adam Scott, said, "I am very happy to have won my first Green Jacket. I have been working very hard for this and I am pleased to see some of the fruits of my hard work. I am also very happy to have won so soon after I began my partnership with UNIQLO. Their clothes, in particular their polo shirt, helped me to look comfortable and at ease on the course."
Commenting on the win, Tadashi Yanai, Fast Retailing Chairman, President & CEO, said, "I am thrilled for Adam, with his victory in this prestigious tournament. Beyond his outstanding athletic ability, personally Adam is a true gentleman. We are excited to support his progress, and proud to have him represent us as our Global Brand Ambassador."
UNIQLO announced on April 9 that it had appointed Adam Scott as its newest Global Brand Ambassador. As a result of this sponsorship, Mr. Scott will wear UNIQLO apparel in all competitions, starting with the 2013 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta. The aim of the sponsorship is to promote the UNIQLO brand and UNIQLO clothing worldwide.
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 1,200 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan: Mainland 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.
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