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Tommy Hilfiger, principal designer, Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

2001 Compensation (salary + bonus): $24,925,000; 2000 Compensation (salary + bonus): $26,851,000 Percent change: -7

2001 Company Earnings): $131 million SaleS: $1.88 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: None NOTES: Hilfiger receives annual salary payments of $900,000 plus 1.5% of the net sales of TH USA and its subsidiaries over $48.4 million. Sales declined in 2001.

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JOEL HOROWITZ, ceo, Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

2001 Compensation: $12,722,000; 2000 Compensation: $17,212,600 Percent change: -26

2001 Company Earnings: $131 million sales: $1.88 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: None

Notes: Annual bonus equals 5 percent of the company’s operating earnings.

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RALPH LAUREN, ceo, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

2001 Compensation: $6,556,000; 2000 Compensation: $1,000,000 Percent change: 556

2001 Company Earnings: $59.3 million sales: $1.98 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Received $2.64 million in options.

Notes: Took no bonus in 2000.

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Mossimo Giannulli, ceo, Mossimo Inc.

2001 Compensation: $4,234,500; 2000 Compensation: $750,000 Percent change: 465 2001 Company Earnings : $9 million sales: $16 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Compensation increase due to lucrative Target license.

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Sidney Kimmel, ceo, Jones Apparel Group

2001 Compensation: $3,700,000; 2000 CompensatioN: $2,450,000 Percent change: 51

2001 Company Earnings: $236 million Sales: $4.1 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Compensation increase due to 85.2 percent increase in bonus.

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Robert Margolis, ceo, Cherokee Inc.

2001 Compensation: $3,211,719; 2000 CompensatioN: $2,765,093 Percent change: 16 2001 Company Earnings: $10.8 million sales: $30.7 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Received restricted stock awards of $2.24 million.

Notes: Compensation reflects salary and bonus increases.

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Eric Rothfeld, president and ceo, Sun, a division of Jones Apparel Group

2001 Compensation: $3,119,004; 2000 Compensation : $2,765,093 Percent Change: 44 2001 Company Earnings: $88.8 million sales: $4.1 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Compensation reflects bonus increase. Rothfeld left the company on December 31, 2001.

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Paul Fireman, ceo, Reebok International Inc.

2001 Compensation: $3,075,012; 2000 Compensation: $3,075,012 Percent change: 0

2001 Company Earnings: $102.7 million sales: $2.9 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Fireman’s salary and bonus have been fixed for the last two years. He took no bonus in 1999.

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Roger Farah, president and chief operating officer, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

2001 Compensation: $2,404,661; 2000 Compensation: not applicable Percent change: n/a 2001 Company Earnings: $59 million sales: $1.98 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Received $3.2 million in restricted stock options.

Notes: Received $102,680 in 401(k) contributions, medical benefits and other.

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Lance Isham, vice chairman, Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

2001 Compensation: $2,266,200; 2000 Compensation: $1,000,000 Percent change: 127

2001 Company Earnings: $137.8 million sales: $1.98 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Received $2.1 million in restricted stock options.

Notes: Took no bonus in 2000.

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Paul Charron, ceo, Liz Claiborne Inc.

2001 Compensation: $2,138,300; 2000 Compensation: $2,295,800 Percent change: -7

2001 Company Earnings: $192.1 million sales: $3.4 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Received $2.24 million in restricted stock options.

Notes: Bonus decrease is reflected in 2001 salary.

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Timothy Boyle, ceo, Columbia Sportswear Co.

2001 Compensation: $2,094,458; 2000 Compensation: $2,178,250 Percent change: -4 2001 Company EarningS: $88.8 million sales: $779.6 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Boyle’s salary increase was offset by a bonus decrease.

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Phil Knight, ceo, Nike Inc.

2001 CompensatioN: $1,963,000; 2000 Compensation: $2,535,951 Percent change: -23

2001 Company Earnings: $589.7 million sales: $9.49 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Knight’s bonus decreased by half.

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Mackey McDonald, ceo, VF Corp.

2001 Compensation: $1,490,400; 2000 Compensation: $1,712,000 Percent change: -13

2001 Company EarningS: $137.8 million sales: $5.52 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Salary increase was offset by bonus decrease.

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Harvey Sanders, ceo, Nautica Enterprises Inc.

2001 Compensation: $1,442,771; 2000 Compensation: $1,662,907 Percent change: -13 2001 Company Earnings: $46.1 million sales: $627.7 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received options.

Notes: Sanders’ 2001 salary reflects a bonus decrease.

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Hal Upbin, ceo, Kellwood Corp.

2001 Compensation: $1,250,000; 2000 Compensation: $1,350,000 Percent change: -7 2001 COMPANY EARNINGS: $37.7 million sales: $2.28 billion

2001 Stock options awarded: Received options with a potential value of $638,552 to $1.62 million.

Notes: Salary reflects a bonus decrease.

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LEW FRANKFORT, ceo, Coach

2001 Compensation: $1,165,000; 2000 Compensation: $931,449 Percent change: 25

2001 Company Earnings: $64 million sales: $616.1 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received any options.

Notes: Frankfort’s compensation reflects salary and bonus increases.

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Kenneth Cole, ceo, Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.

2001 Compensation: $1,150,000; 2000 Compensation: $2,375,000 Percent change: -52 2001 Company Earnings): $16.6 million sales : $386 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Received options with potential value of $2.3 million to $5.8 million.

Notes: Salary reflects a bonus decrease.

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Morris Goldfarb, ceo, G-III Apparel Group

2001 Compensation: $834,082; 2000 Compensation: $1,708,419 Percent change: -51

2001 Company Earnings: $11.2 million sales: $187.1 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received additional options.

Notes: Salary reflects a bonus decrease.

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GEORGE Feldenkreis, ceo, Perry Ellis International Inc.

2001 Compensation: $750,000; 2000 Compensation: $750,000 Percent change: 0

2001 Company Earnings: $7.8 million sales: $287.4 million

2001 Stock options awarded: Neither exercised nor received stock options.

Notes: No change in salary and bonus.