J.Crew Group, Inc. Announces Comprehensive Agreement to Deleverage Balance Sheet and Position J.Crew and Madewell for Long-Term Profitable Growth

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements herein are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect current expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and actual results of operations may differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including risks related to the terms of and potential transactions contemplated by the TSA,  the outcome of the Chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy court proceedings generally, the ability to comply with the terms and conditions of the TSA and the DIP, the ability to obtain requisite support for a proposed restructuring plan from various stakeholders, the ability to satisfy all the requirements necessary for confirmation of a restructuring plan by the bankruptcy court, the ability to successfully execute the transactions contemplated by the TSA without substantial disruption to the Company’s business, the impact of the Chapter 11 cases on the liquidity, financial condition or results of operations of the Company, the high costs of bankruptcy proceedings and related fees, risks that the restructuring will take longer than anticipated, the actions and decisions of creditors and other third parties who have interests in the Chapter 11 cases that may be inconsistent with the Company’s operational and strategic plans, the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern, and the effects of disruption from a restructuring making it more difficult to maintain business, financing and operational relationships and to retain key executives. Forward-looking statements are also subject to various risks and uncertainties related to the Company’s business, such as its ability to anticipate and timely respond to changes in trends and consumer preferences, the strength of the global economy, competitive market conditions, its ability to attract and retain key personnel, its ability to successfully develop, launch and grow its newer concepts and execute on strategic initiatives, product offerings, sales channels and businesses, its ability to implement its growth strategy, material disruption to its information systems, compromises to its data security, its ability to maintain the value of its brands and protect its trademarks, its ability to implement its real estate strategy, changes in demographic patterns, adverse or unseasonable weather or other interruptions in its foreign sourcing, customer call, order fulfillment or distribution operations, increases in the demand for or prices of raw materials used to manufacture its products, trade restrictions or disruptions, the impact of potential global health emergencies such as COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including potential negative impacts on the global economy, product demand, foreign sourcing and operations generally and other factors which are set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and in all filings with the SEC made subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K and any information that is otherwise provided to investors. Because of the factors described above and the inherent uncertainty of predicting future events, the Company cautions you against relying on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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