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747 Warehouse Street
Los Angeles, California 90021
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on October 28, 2009
|1.||This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.|
|2.||The following Proxy Materials are available for you to review at:|
the Companys 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and Amendment No. 1 thereto;
the Companys 2009 Proxy Statement (including the form of proxy card); and
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|Los Angeles, California 90021|
|NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING|
|to be held on|
|Wednesday, October 28, 2009|
The 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting) of AMERICAN APPAREL, INC. (the Company) will be held at the Companys headquarters located at 747 Warehouse Street, Los Angeles, California 90021, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time.
Proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting:
|(1)||To elect Messrs. Jacob Capps, Adrian Kowalewski and Neil Richardson to the Companys Board of Directors, each to serve for a term of three years and until his successor is duly elected and qualified, or such directors earlier death, resignation or removal.|
|(2)||To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009.|
|(3)||To approve the issuance of shares of common stock upon exercise of the warrant issued to an affiliate of Lion Capital LLP at a price less than the floor price if the anti-dilution provisions of the warrant so require.|
|(4)||To approve the American Apparel, Inc. Incentive Compensation Plan.|
|(5)||To consider and transact such other business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.|
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the election of each nominee for the Board of Directors and FOR each of Items 2, 3 and 4.
* Stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person. You may visit
http://americanapparel.net to obtain directions to the Companys headquarters to be able to attend the Annual Meeting.
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