HanesBrands Announces $1 Million Partnership to Build High School and Expand Glasswing International Youth Programs

Funding commitment will allow Glasswing International to build a high
school in El Salvador, continue needed operations in Central America and
expand to the Dominican Republic

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI) announced today that it is committing funding for
three additional years to Glasswing International that will result in an
additional $1 million public-private partnership to provide critical
youth services in El Salvador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

The partnership among Hanes, Glasswing and the U.S. Agency for
International Development will directly result in the building and
operating of a high school in San Juan Opico, El Salvador, that will
allow area youth to continue their education past the sixth grade.
Glasswing will also expand its youth services to the Dominican Republic.

The new high school for the Centro Escolar Las Flores community is
critically needed because students cannot attend school past the sixth
grade because of the danger and community conflicts associated with the
nearest existing high school.

For the past six years, Hanes and USAID have supported Glasswing with
more than $800,000 in funding to support Glassswing’s innovative
community programs in El Salvador and Honduras providing youth with
life-changing access to academicallyenriching and safe
afterschool activities at no cost. On a weekly basis, more than 300
Hanes employees donate their time to support the programs.

“Glasswing is an organization that smartly leverages existing resources
to make a significant impact in the communities it serves and where we
operate,” said Hanes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard A.
Noll. “Glasswing has been a fantastic partner in our efforts to build
communities and improve the lives of our employees. We are looking
forward to expanding this very powerful community improvement model to
the Dominican Republic.”

Noll will formally announce Hanes’ additional three-year investment of
$525,000 to support Glasswing International programs and the new school
today at the annual Glasswing Gala in New York where the company will be
honored. USAID will match the company’s three-year investment for a
total amount of more than $1 million for Glasswing International.

Glasswing has helped improve the lives of more than 600,000 youth by
renovating and equipping more than 550 schools to provide afterschool
clubs that provide mentors and keep children safe and engaged after
normal school hours. Glasswing also works with existing public health
institutions to improve services to mothers and children.

As a result of Glasswing programs, 86 percent of participating youth
improve their school grades, 85 percent experience increased self-esteem
and 92 percent experience strengthened family and interpersonal

Hanes was one of the first corporations to support Glasswing, an
organization that has designed a cross-sector approach to forge
partnerships with international and local governments, corporations,
nonprofits and civil society. It has grown from three employees to a
team of more than 250 employees across the world in the last eight years.

Glasswing has directed more than $25 million to education, health and
community empowerment programs with less than 5 percent going to
overhead costs. Its projects are designed to strengthen communities’
existing resources when possible, such as public schools, hospitals, and
health clinics. With a mission to empower individuals in developing
countries to address the root causes of poverty and violence, Glasswing
reinforces the role of volunteers as an accessible way of making a
positive impact on the lives of children and youth in the region.

The partnership has played a role in the improvement of Latin American
communities in which its Hanes employees live and work. The Las Flores
school is located one of the world’s most volatile regions where
violence and emigration have overwhelmed the population. Students are
currently unable to continue beyond an elementary education because
higher-level schools are located in an unsafe territory due to community

Hanes, Glasswing, the municipality, the Ministry of Education and parent
groups will work together to build the new school, which will help
students’ complete education through the ninth grade, the standard basic
education in El Salvador. In preparation of the new school, Glasswing,
Hanes and volunteers have been working for years with Las Flores school
community by offering afterschool programs, academic enrichment,
competitions, and workshops with parents and teachers.

“Hanes is driven by a firm belief that doing the right thing is the
basis for a successful business,” said Chris Fox, Hanes’ vice president
for corporate social responsibility. “Through our Hanes for Good
philosophy, we support corporate social responsibility through our
ethical code, workplace practices, environmental responsibility and
community outreach. We are grateful to partner with such visionary
organizations as Glasswing and USAID to support the youth and future of
Central America and the Caribbean.”

Hanes and Glasswing pioneered an awardwinning education
initiative which began with three public schools in El Salvador in 2010,
and now includes nine public schools in Honduras. The program is
expanding to the Dominican Republic next year. On a weekly basis, nearly
300 volunteers donate their time to this education program providing
supervised activities during after school hours to help develop critical
life skills.

“Hanes has been a crucial partner for us to develop our community
schools model where the whole community, including parents, teachers,
students, local governments and corporations, work in partnership to
generate community pride, as well as safer and healthier schools where
youths can thrive,” said Ken Baker, chief executive officer, Glasswing
International. “The hundreds of Hanes employees who volunteer weekly in
the schools are an inspiration to us and an example for other global
businesses to follow.”


HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible
leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in
the Americas, Europe and Asia under some of the world’s strongest
apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, DIM,
Bali, Maidenform, JMS/Just My Size, L’eggs, Wonderbra,
Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable
and Gear for Sports. The company
sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and
activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. A
member of the S&P 500 stock index, Hanes has approximately 65,300
employees in more than 40 countries and is ranked No. 490 on the Fortune
500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes pride in
its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the
only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work
Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the
Caribbean, and is ranked No. 167 on the Forbes magazine list of
America’s Best Employers. For seven consecutive years, Hanes has won the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained
excellence/partner of the year award – the only apparel company to earn
sustained excellence honors. The company ranks No. 246 on Newsweek
magazine’s green list of 500 largest U.S. companies. More information
about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives,
including environmental, social compliance and community improvement
achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.

Glasswing International

Glasswing International empowers individuals to address the root causes
of poverty and violence in their communities through education and
health programs. Its cross-sector approach forges partnerships with
international and local governments, corporations, non-profits, and
civil society. In eight years, Glasswing has grown from three employees
to a team of over 250 employees across Latin America, the Caribbean, and
New York City. Glasswing currently has permanent offices in six Central
American countries and projects in 14 countries. Since its formation,
Glasswing has directed more than $25 million to education and health
programs with less than 5% going to overhead. For more information,
please visit www.glasswing.org.


Matt Hall, 336-5193386, Matt.hall@hanes.com