We are a vertically-integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel and accessories for women, men, children and babies. We are based in downtown Los Angeles, California. As of March 13, 2015, we had approximately 10,000 employees and operated 239 retail stores in 20 countries. We operate a global e-commerce site that serves over 50 countries worldwide at www.americanapparel.com. We operate a leading wholesale business that supplies high quality T-shirts and other casual wear to distributors and screen printers. We were founded in 1998. In 2003, we opened our first retail store in Los Angeles, California. In 2004, we began our online retail operations and opened our first retail stores in Canada and Europe. Since 2005, we have opened stores in Asia, Australia, Israel, Latin America, and have further expanded throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. All of our retail stores sell our apparel products directly to consumers.