Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, and Ryan Lochte, Team Speedo Olympians, Celebrate Their 2008 Olympic Achievements by Ringing the NYSE Opening BellSM

(3rd Left to Right) Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, and Ryan Lochte ring The Opening Bell. Joining them on the podium is Joe Gromek, President & CEO Warnaco, and Helen McCluskey, Group President of Intimate Apparel and Swimwear. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK--()--NYSE Euronext (NYX) today welcomed Team Speedo Olympians -- Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, and Ryan Lochte to ring the Opening Bell in celebration of their achievements in swimming at the 2008 Olympics, in Beijing, China. They were joined on the bell podium by The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE: WRC) President & CEO Joe Gromek and Speedo Group President of Intimate Apparel and Swimwear, Helen McCluskey.

"It was an honor to be here at the New York Stock Exchange this morning on behalf of Speedo and Warnaco, said Olympian Michael Phelps. It was a very exciting experience.

"Warnaco and Speedo are excited to be back at the NYSE this morning to honor the accomplishments of our Olympians Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Ryan Lochte who collectively took home 17 medals in Beijing," said Joseph Gromek, The Warnaco Group, Inc. President & CEO.

About The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE: WRC):

The Warnaco Group, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a leading apparel company engaged in the business of designing, sourcing, marketing and selling intimate apparel, menswear, jeanswear, swimwear, mens and womens sportswear and accessories under such owned and licensed brands as Warners®, Olga®, Body Nancy Ganz®, and Speedo®, as well as Chaps® sportswear and denim, and Calvin Klein® mens and womens underwear, mens and womens bridge apparel and accessories, mens and womens jeans and jeans accessories, junior womens and childrens jeans and mens and womens swimwear.

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Contacts

NYSE Euronext
Stephanie Scotto, 212-656-4896
sscotto@nyx.com