|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||New York & Company, Inc.|
|New York & Company, Inc. was founded in 1918 and operated as a subsidiary of Limited Brands,Inc. from 1985 to 2002. The Company was formerly known as NY & Co. Group, Inc., and was incorporated in the state of Delaware on November 8, 2002. The Company is a specialty retailer of women's fashion apparel and accessories, and the modern wear-to-work destination for women, providing perfectly fitting pants and NY Style that is feminine, polished, on-trend and versatile. The Company's proprietary branded New York & Company® merchandise is sold exclusively through its national network of retail stores and eCommerce store at www.nyandcompany.com. The target customers for the Company's merchandise are fashion-conscious, value-sensitive women between the ages of 25 and 45. As of February 2, 2013, the Company operated 519 stores with 2.7 million selling square feet in 43 states. The Company offers a merchandise assortment consisting of wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories, including pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, activewear, handbags and jewelry. The Company's strongest presence is within the wear-to-work and pant categories. The Company's merchandise reflects current fashions and fulfills a broad spectrum of its customers' lifestyle and wardrobe requirements. The Company positions its retail stores and eCommerce store as a source of fashion, quality and value by providing its customers with an appealing merchandise assortment at attractive price points, generally below those of department stores and other specialty retailers. The Company's stores are typically concentrated in large population centers of the United States and are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers, and off-mall locations, including urban street locations. The Company competes with traditional department stores, specialty store retailers, discount apparel stores and direct marketers for, among other things, customers, raw materials, market share, retail space, finished goods, sourcing and personnel. The Company has all of the registered trademarks it needs to protect its New York & Company®, Lerner®, Lerner New York®, New York Style®, City Stretch®, City Style® and NY&C® brands and it vigorously enforces all of its trademark rights. The Company is subject to federal and state minimum wage laws, as well as various business customs, truth-in-advertising, truth-in-lending and other laws, including consumer protection regulations and zoning and occupancy ordinances that regulate retailers generally and govern the importation, promotion and sale of merchandise, the use of the Company's proprietary credit cards and the operation of retail stores and warehouse facilities.|
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