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Board of Directors

Below is a list of American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s Board of Directors. See Board Committees for details on committee membership and structure, and Corporate Governance Guidelines for further information on board composition and qualifications.

If you would like to contact the non-management members of American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s Board of Directors, you can send an e-mail to boardofdirectors@ae.com , or write to the following address:

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
77 Hot Metal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Jay L. Schottenstein , , , Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Jay L. Schottenstein, age 62, has served as Chief Executive Officer since December 2015. Prior thereto, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2014 to December 2015. He has also served as Chairman of the Company since March 1992. He served the Company as Chief Executive Officer from March 1992 until December 2002 and prior to that time, he served as a Vice President and Director of the Company's predecessors since 1980. He has also served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Schottenstein Stores Corporation ("SSC") since March 1992 and as President since 2001. Prior thereto, Mr. Schottenstein served as Vice Chairman of SSC from 1986 to 1992. He has been a Director of SSC since 1982. Mr. Schottenstein also served as Chief Executive Officer from March 2005 to April 2009 and as Executive Chairman and Director of the Board since March 2005 of DSW Inc. He has also served as an officer and director of various other entities owned or controlled bymembers of his family since 1976. He is a graduate of Indiana University. Mr. Schottenstein has deep knowledge and extensive experience with the Company and brings a unique understanding of the retail industry in general. His expertise across operations, apparel retail, brand building and team management provide valuable vision and leadership to the Board.

Other Public Company Board Service: Mr. Schottenstein also serves on the Board of Directors of DSW Inc.

Michael G. Jesselson , , , Lead Director

Michael G. Jesselson, age 64, has been a Director of the Company since November 1997. He has served as President of Jesselson Capital Corporation, a private investment corporation headquartered in New York City, since 1994. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a number of nonprofit institutions. Mr. Jesselson is a graduate of New York University. Mr. Jesselson provides investment expertise to the Board and he also brings an important historical company view to the Board of Directors.

Other Public Company Board Service: Mr. Jesselson serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Acquisition Committee of XPO Logistics, Inc. He also serves as Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair of XPO Logistics, Inc.

Lead Independent Director

Member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Thomas R. Ketteler , , , Director

Thomas R. Ketteler, age 73, has been a Director of the Company since February 2011. Prior to his retirement from SSC, a private company, in 2005, Mr. Ketteler served as Chief Operating Officer since 1995, as Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from 1981, and as a director since 1985. Prior to SSC, he was a partner in the firm of Alexander Grant and Company, Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Ketteler currently provides consulting services to SSC and served as a consultant to the Company's Board from 2003 until June 2010. He holds a BA in Accounting from Thomas More College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Ketteler provides expertise infinancial and accounting issues and his historical experience with the Company is invaluable to the Board.

Other Public Company Board Service: Mr. Ketteler previously served on the Company's Board from 1994 to 2003 and on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair of Encompass Group, Inc from 2007 to 2011.

Independent Director

Member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Cary D. McMillan , , , Director

Cary D. McMillan, age 58, has been a Director of the Company since June 2007. Mr. McMillan has served as Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting, LLC, a professional services firm providing tax and other financial services, since December 2005. From October 2001 to April 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Mr. McMillan served as Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, a branded consumerpackaged goods company, from January 2000 to April 2004. From November 1999 to December 2001, he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Sara Lee Corporation. Prior thereto, Mr. McMillan served as an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP. He holds a BS from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. McMillan brings to the Board demonstrated leadership abilities as a Chief Executive Officer and an understanding of business, both domestically and internationally. His experience as a former audit partner also provides him with extensive knowledge of financial and accounting issues. Furthermore, Mr. McMillan's service on other public boards also provides knowledge of best practices.

Other Public Company Board Service: Mr. McMillan also serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Finance Committee of Hyatt Corporation. Mr. McMillan was formerly on the Board of Directors of McDonald's Corporation from 2003 to May 2015, Hewitt Associates, Inc. from 2002 to 2010 and Sara Lee Corporation from 2000 to 2004.

Independent Director

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Janice E. Page , , , Director

Janice E. Page, age 67, has served as a Director of the Company since June 2004. Prior to her retirement in 1997, Ms. Page spent 27 years in apparel retailing holding numerous merchandising, marketing and operating positions with Sears Roebuck & Company, including Group Vice President from 1992 to 1997. While at Sears Roebuck & Company, Ms. Page oversaw men's, women's and children's apparel as well as athletic footwear and accessories among other responsibilities. She holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Page has extensive knowledge of the apparel retail industry and brings in-depth experience across diverse consumer product categories as well as retail operations. Her service on other public company boards allows her to provide the Board of Directors with a variety of perspectives on corporate governance issues.

Other Public Company Board Service: Ms. Page served as a Director and Compensation Committee Chair of R.G. Barry Corporation from 2000 to 2014. She served as a Director and Nominating and Governance Committee Chair of Hampshire Group, Limited from 2009 to 2011. She was formerly on the Board of Kellwood Company and served on the Executive Committee and as Compensation Committee Chair from 2000 to 2008. Ms. Page also served from 2001 to 2004 as Trustee of Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust which owns, manages, acquires and develops malls and community shopping centers.

Independent Director

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

David M. Sable , , , Director

David M. Sable, age 62, has served as a Director of the Company since June 2013. He also serves as Global Chief Executive Officer of Y&R, one of the world’s largest marketing communications agencies (consisting of Y&R Advertising, VML, Bravo and Iconmobile) and a member of UK-based WPP Group, since February 2011. Prior to that time, he served at Wunderman, Inc., a leading customer relationship manager and digital unit of WPP Group, as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from August 2000 to February 2011. Mr. Sable was a Founding Partner and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Genesis Direct, Inc. from June 1996 to September 2000. He attended New York University and Hunter College. Mr. Sable serves on the U.S. Fund for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF’s) National Board and is a Vice Chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Negro College Fund (UNCF) and also sits on the Board of the Christopher Reeve Foundation. With more than 30 years of experience in marketing communications, Mr. Sable brings to the Board his strategic insight and ability to connect talent across marketing disciplines and geographies.

Member of the Audit Committee

Noel J. Spiegel , , , Director

Noel J. Spiegel, age 68, has served as a Director of the Company since June 2011. Mr. Spiegel was a partner atDeloitte & Touche, LLP, where he practiced from September 1969 until his retirement in May 2010. In his over 40 year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Managing Partner of Deloitte's Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and IFRS practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region), and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte's New York Office. Mr. Spiegel holds a BS from Long Island University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Spiegel provides expertise in public company accounting, disclosure and financial system management to the Board and more specifically to the Audit Committee.

Other Public Company Board Service: Mr. Spiegel also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of vTv Therapeutics Inc. and on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Credit Committee and Finance and Investment Committee of Radian Group, Inc. Mr. Spiegel was formerly on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Vringo, Inc.

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

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