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Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Results of Opera

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change ITEM 5.03 in Fiscal Year.
Effective as of July 1, 2014, Aéropostale, Inc. (the "Company") amended Article III, Section 2 of the Company's By-laws (the "By-Law Amendment") to adopt a majority voting standard for the election of directors in uncontested elections. The new majority voting standard provides that to be elected in an uncontested election, a director nominee must receive a majority of the votes cast in the election such that the number of shares properly cast "for" the nominee exceeds the number of votes properly cast "against" that nominee. In contested elections where the number of nominees exceeds the number of directors to be elected, the voting standard will continue to be a plurality of votes cast.

In connection with the By-Law Amendment, the Company also amended
Section I(a) of its Corporate Governance Guidelines to require an incumbent director who fails to receive the required number of votes in an uncontested election to tender his or her resignation to the Board. The Corporate Governance Guidelines, as amended, provide that the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") will assess the appropriateness of such nominee continuing to serve as a director and will recommend to the Board the action to be taken with respect to such tendered resignation. The Corporate Governance Guidelines require that the Board publicly disclose its decision and rationale with respect to the tendered resignation within 90 days following certification of the stockholder vote.

The foregoing description of the amendments to the By-Laws and the Corporate Governance Guidelines does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the By-Laws, as amended, that are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated by reference herein and to the Corporate Governance Guidelines, as amended, which are available on the Company's website at

ITEM 5.07 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On June 30, 2014, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders in Lyndhurst, New Jersey (the "Annual Meeting"). As of May 1, 2014, the Company's record date, there were a total of 78,638,666 shares of Common Stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, 66,759,937 or 84.89% of the shares of Common Stock entitled to vote were represented in person or by proxy and, therefore, a quorum was present.

The following matters were submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Annual Meeting:

          Proposal 1 - Election of Directors

          Name                  For        Withheld      Non-Votes
          Ronald R. Beegle  43,897,705     8,800,646    14,061,586
          Robert B. Chavez  41,544,172    11,154,179    14,061,586
          Michael J.
          Cunningham        41,982,466    10,715,885    14,061,586
          Evelyn Dilsaver   43,848,554     8,849,797    14,061,586
          Kenneth B.
          Gilman            51,008,372     1,689,979    14,061,586
          Janet E. Grove    44,310,604     8,387,747    14,061,586
          John N. Haugh     41,548,547    11,149,804    14,061,586
          Hirtler-Garvey    44,233,946     8,464,405    14,061,586
          John D. Howard    44,274,789     8,423,562    14,061,586
          Thomas P.
          Johnson           43,931,461     8,766,890    14,061,586
          David B.
          Vermylen          41,504,643    11,193,708    14,061,586

Based on the votes set forth above, all director nominees were duly elected.

Proposal 2 - Advisory vote on executive compensation

                                For         Against       Abstain      Non-Votes
          Compensation      18,935,388    32,735,133     1,027,830    14,061,586

Based on the votes set forth above, the advisory vote on executive compensation was not approved.

          Proposal 3 - Approval of 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan

                                For         Against       Abstain      Non-Votes
          2014 Omnibus
          Incentive Plan    45,113,094     7,188,667      396,590     14,061,586

Based on the votes set forth above, the 2014 Omnibus Incentive Plan was approved.

Proposal 4 - Ratification of Appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015.

                                For         Against       Abstain      Non-Votes
          Deloitte &
          Touche LLP        65,303,486     1,328,326      128,125          -

Based on the votes set forth above, the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 31, 2015 was duly ratified.

ITEM 8.01 Other Events.
As previously reported, on November 26, 2013, the Company entered into a Rights Agreement with American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (the "Rights Agreement"), pursuant to which the Company, among other things, issued one right (a "Right") for each outstanding share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the "Rights Plan"). By its terms, the Rights Plan provided that, among other things, the Rights will expire upon the close of business on the earliest to occur of: (i) November 26, 2014, (ii) the date on which the rights are redeemed or exchanged by the Company in accordance with the Rights Agreement and
(iii) the date of the Company's 2014 annual meeting of stockholders if requisite stockholder approval of the Rights Agreement is not obtained at such meeting. The Board determined not to seek stockholder approval of the Rights Plan at the Annual Meeting. Consequently, pursuant to the terms of the Rights Plan, and without any further action, as of the date of the Annual Meeting, the right to exercise the Rights terminated, each Right is null and void and the Rights Plan expired.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
          (d) Exhibits

          Exhibit No.      Description
          3.1              Amended and Restated By-Laws of Aéropostale, Inc.

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