Luxottica to Host Investor Day on February 7, 2008
Milan, Italy – February 5, 2008 - Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX), a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of premium fashion and luxury eyewear, announced today that it will make available via live audio webcast the morning sessions of its Investor Day (Foothill Ranch, California) on Thursday, February 7, 2008, beginning at 8:00 AM PST (11:00 AM ET, 4:00 PM GMT, 5:00 PM CET). Taped recordings of all sessions, including the afternoon presentations, will be made available beginning on February 8th at 12:00 AM PST.
The audio webcast will be available to interested parties on Luxottica Group’s corporate website at www.luxottica.com/english/investor_relations/webcast.html.
Please note that the slide presentations will be available for download from Luxottica Group’s investor relations corporate website at www.luxottica.com/english/investor_relations/presentation.html shortly before the start of the audio webcast. The slide presentations will continue to be available from the archives of the same section.
Certain financial and statistical information provided during the Investor Day, as well as information required by Regulation G, will be available at the time of the webcast in the notes to the relevant slide presentations made available at the aforementioned website.
About Luxottica Group S.p.A.
Luxottica Group is a global leader in eyewear, with over 6,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe and a strong brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, the best selling sun and prescription eyewear brand in the world, as well as, among others, license brands Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace, and key house brands Oakley, Oliver Peoples, Vogue, Persol, Arnette and REVO. In addition to a global wholesale network that touches 130 countries, the Group manages leading retail brands such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Sunglass Icon, in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, and Sunglass Hut globally. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured in six Italy-based high-quality manufacturing plants and in the only two China-based plants wholly-owned by a premium eyewear manufacturer. For fiscal year 2007, Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX; MTA: LUX) posted consolidated net sales of €5 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at www.luxottica.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those which are anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability to successfully integrate Oakley’s operations, the ability to realize expected synergies from the merger with Oakley, the ability to successfully introduce and market new products, the ability to maintain an efficient distribution network, the ability to predict future economic conditions and changes in consumer preferences, the ability to achieve and manage growth, the ability to negotiate and maintain favorable license arrangements, the availability of correction alternatives to prescription eyeglasses,
fluctuations in exchange rates, the ability to effectively integrate other recently acquired businesses, as well as other political, economic and technological factors and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and we do not assume any obligation to update them.
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