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Banana Republic Chosen as Formal Attire Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the 34th America's Cup

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Banana Republic Chosen as Formal Attire Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the 34th America's Cup

14:10 EDT Tuesday, July 09, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banana Republic and ORACLE TEAM USA are pleased to announce that Banana Republic is the Formal Attire supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA. Founded in San Francisco 35 years ago, Banana Republic is proud to support ORACLE TEAM USA as they defend the 34th America's Cup on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.

"It's an honor to be associated with ORACLE TEAM USA, the local champion defending the America's Cup in our hometown, and wardrobe the team with formal suits and dresses from Banana Republic," said Banana Republic Global President, Jack Calhoun. "It's exciting for Banana Republic and ORACLE TEAM USA to celebrate this partnership together here in San Francisco."

Just as ORACLE TEAM USA reflects the professional passion to love what you do and achieve, Banana Republic helps customers look and feel great, giving them the confidence to achieve in life's moments big and small.

Join the conversation on Twitter with @BananaRepublic @oracleteamusa #OracleTeamUSA #AmericasCup

ABOUT BANANA REPUBLICBanana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering modern, versatile and covetable style for professional women and men. The brand offers elevated clothing, handbags, jewelry, and eyewear designs at accessible prices. Dedicated to helping customers achieve professionally and personally, Banana Republic offers versatile work wear that can be styled for any occasion ? from desk to dinner.  A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Banana Republic can be found in over 650 company-operated and franchise retail locations: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Customers can also shop online or at (888) BR-STYLE. For more information, please visit bananarepublic.com

ABOUT ORACLE TEAM USAWhen ORACLE TEAM USA won the 33rd America's Cup in February 2010, not only did team owner Larry Ellison succeed in his goal of bringing the America's Cup "home" to the United States, but also his team became the Defender of the 34th America's Cup. Led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper Jimmy Spithill, ORACLE TEAM USA is comprised of the best international sailing, design, build and support talent to defend the trophy on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.

SOURCE Banana Republic

For further information: Claudia Ross, Cross Marketing PR, 415-986-0342, claudia@crossmarketingpr.com or Amanda Garrett, Banana Republic PR, 212-886-7449, amanda_garrett@gap.com

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