August 23, 2014 4:12 PM ET

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Company Overview of UNIQLO Co., Ltd.

Company Overview

UNIQLO Co., Ltd. retails in house designed casual clothing for men and women of all ages through retail stores. The company operates 838 direct-run stores and 21 franchise stores. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Yamaguchi, Japan with locations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and Australia. UNIQLO Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co. Ltd.

717-1 Sayama

Yamaguchi,  754-0894

Japan

Founded in 1974

Phone:

81 83 988 0333

Fax:

81 83 988 0334

Key Executives for UNIQLO Co., Ltd.

Chairman
Age: 65
Chief Operating Officer
Head of European Business
Director
Head The UK Business
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

UNIQLO Co., Ltd. Key Developments

UNIQLO Co., Ltd. Reports Same-Store Sales for July 2014

UNIQLO Co., Ltd. reported same-store sales for July 2014. The company reported that same-store sales for July 2014 decreased 4.8%, compared to July 2013. Total sales including online sales for July 2014 decreased 2.5%, compared to July 2013. Sales at own stores for July 2014 decreased 2.9%, compared to July 2013. Same-store sales contracted year on year in July as typhoons, heavy rain and generally unstable weather knocked the number of customer visits below the previous year's level.

Uniqlo Co., Ltd. to Open New Store in Chicago, Illinois

Uniqlo Co., Ltd. announced that it will open a new store in Chicago, Illinois in fall 2015. UNIQLO's Chicago store will be located at 830 North Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city's downtown area and part of The Magnificent Mile.

Uniqlo Co., Ltd. Opens New Store in Osaka, Japan

Uniqlo Co., Ltd. announced that it will open its store, Uniqlo Osaka, in the commercial center of Umeda in fall 2014. This will be the second global store in Osaka, along with the Shinsaibashi store. The prime location, in the heart of the shopping district just a short walk from Umeda Station, will offer the latest fashions from Uniqlo to both Osaka residents and visitors from around the world. The Uniqlo Osaka store will have a 2,942 m2 space across four below-ground stories, carrying all categories of Uniqlo products, including men's, women's, kids, babies, and UT. Floors B1 and B2 will also have a GU outlet with 860 m2 of floor space. The company opened its first global store in New York's Soho district in fall 2006, and has stores in major cities around the world, including London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, and Hong Kong.

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