AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.

March 09, 2005 11:00 ET

American Eagle Outfitters Raises Cash Dividend 67% to an Annual Rate of $0.20 Per Share


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FOR: AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, INC.

NASDAQ SYMBOL: AEOS

MARCH 9, 2005 - 11:00 ET

American Eagle Outfitters Raises Cash Dividend 67% to
an Annual Rate of $0.20 Per Share

WARRENDALE, Pa.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 9, 2005) -

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:AEOS) today announced that its
Board of Directors voted to raise its cash dividend payment by 67% to an
annual rate of $0.20 per share, from $0.12 per share. A quarterly cash
dividend of $0.05 per share was declared and is payable on April 8,
2005, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 25,
2005.

American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ:AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer
that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of relaxed, casual
clothing for 15 to 25 year olds, providing high-quality merchandise at
affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans,
cargo pants, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool
accessories, outerwear and footwear. American Eagle Outfitters currently
operates 777 AE stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto
Rico, and 69 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business,
www.ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE
merchandise.

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    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
    Laura Weil or Judy Meehan, 724-776-4857