At ANN INC. and our brands, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, we have built a reputation based on the notion that how we do business is just as important as what we do. Every day, each of us makes a commitment to acting with honesty and integrity in our interactions with each other, our clients and our business partners – not out of obligation, but because it’s part of who we are.

As we evolve our business, fostering behaviors that support our culture of accountability and responsibility is more important than ever. Why? Because each of us is accountable for protecting our Company and our reputation through our personal actions, including complying with the law and applying our good judgment every day.

Our Code of Business Conduct provides you with guide - lines to help you meet the integrity standards we have set as a Company. As a member of our team, you are responsible for reading, understanding and following the practices outlined in the Code. If there is something you don’t understand, or if you are concerned that the Code, or any of our other polices, laws or regulations are not being followed, my ask is that you speak up. Reach out to your manager or Human Resources and let them know about your concerns – we cannot resolve an issue unless we identify it first.

Your commitment to following these guidelines will not only enable our success today, it will help us sustain our business in the future. Thank you for holding yourself and ANN INC. to the highest ethical standards.


Gary Muto
President and Chief Executive Officer