Statement from Senator Haile Regarding Gap Inc. Expansion Announcement

(NASHVILLE, TN), August 27, 2012 — “This is tremendous news for Sumner County,” said Senator Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin). “This is a huge jobs investment and I am delighted that Gap will be expanding their operations here. Tennessee is a great state to locate or expand a business as evidenced by our recent recognition by Area Development Magazine as number one in the nation for infrastructure and global access. We will continue to work to draw new jobs to our communities. I congratulate Gap Inc. and all of our state and local officials who worked to help make this expansion a reality.”
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The announcement from the Department of Economic and Community Development is below:

GAP INC. TO EXPAND SUMNER COUNTY OPERATIONS
Global Retailer to Invest About $35 Million, Create About 90 New Jobs

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Gap Inc. officials today announced the company will expand operations at its distribution center in Gallatin, Tenn. Gap Inc. will invest about $35 million at its campus on Gap Boulevard and create about 90 new jobs in Sumner County.

“Gap Inc. is a valued corporate citizen, providing about 2,500 Tennesseans with high quality jobs in 2012 alone,” Hagerty said. “Gap Inc.’s decision to expand its distribution center in Middle Tennessee speaks highly of our state’s central location and world-class infrastructure. I appreciate Gap Inc.’s investment and look forward to their continued presence in Tennessee.”

“For more than 15 years, Gap Inc. has been a proud employer of Tennesseans at our distribution centers,” Gap Inc. SVP of Logistics Shawn Curran said. “We look forward to expanding our presence in Gallatin to continue to provide jobs and send product quickly and efficiently to our customers.”

The Gallatin campus is one of Gap Inc.’s largest distribution centers and currently provides service to the southern region of the United States for Gap Inc. brands, including Gap and Gap Outlet, Banana Republic and Banana Republic Factory Stores, and Old Navy.

“Gap Inc. continues to rank as one of Sumner County’s top employers,” Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt said. “The great news of this expansion reaffirms Gap Inc.’s position as an excellent corporate neighbor.”

“That Gap Inc. has chosen to continue to grow here in Gallatin speaks highly of the working relationship we have, and to the quality of the workforce and transportation infrastructure in place,” Gallatin Economic Development Agency Executive Director James Fenton said. “We are excited to see them grow.”

Gap Inc. has flexible part-time, seasonal and full-time positions available. Job seekers can apply by visiting www.gapinc.com/careers and entering #02AON (seasonal), #02AO0 (part-time) or #O2B12 (full-time). For additional information, please call 615-206-6016.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2012 net sales were $15.7 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,100 company-operated stores, over 300 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies, which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tn.gov/ecd. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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