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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
If You Were Sent a Text Message from Hollister Co.,
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Gilly Hicks, and / or
abercrombie kids, You May Be Entitled to a
Payment from a Class Action Settlement.
A federal court directed this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
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A $10 million Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether J.M. Hollister,
LLC d/b/a Hollister Co. and/or Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (the “Defendants”) sent text messages
to wireless telephone numbers without prior express written consent of the recipients in violation
of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”). The Defendants deny
the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Settlement offers payments to Settlement Class Members who file valid claims.
Additionally, the Defendants have agreed to provide training concerning TCPA compliance to
key managers responsible for text communications to customers.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this notice carefully.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlement. This
is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own
lawsuit against the Defendants for the claims at issue in the
Settlement.
OBJECT
Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
GO TO A HEARING
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING
Get no benefits. Give up any rights you might have to sue the
Defendants about the claims resolved by the Settlement.
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These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this notice.
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The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does,
and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying
claim forms. Please be patient.
QUESTIONS? CALL 1-877-866-0631 OR VISIT www.AFTCPAsettlement.com
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WHAT THIS NOTICE CONTAINS
BASIC INFORMATION ..................................................................................................................... PAGE 3
1. Why is there a notice?
2. What is this litigation about?
3. What is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
4. Why is this a class action?
5. Why is there a Settlement?
WHO IS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT .............................................................................................. PAGE 4
6. Who is included in the Settlement?
7. What if I am not sure whether I am included in the Settlement?
THE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS ......................................................................................................... PAGE 4
8. What does the Settlement provide?
9. How do I file a claim?
10. When will I receive my payment?
EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT ....................................................................... PAGE 5
11. How do I get out of the Settlement?
12. If I do not exclude myself, can I sue the Defendants for the same thing later?
13. What am I giving up to stay in the Settlement Class?
14. If I exclude myself, can I still get a payment?
THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING YOU ............................................................................................. PAGE 6
15. Do I have a lawyer in the case?
16. How will the lawyers be paid?
OBJECTING TO THE SETTLEMENT.................................................................................................. PAGE 7
17. How do I tell the Court if I do not like the Settlement?
18. What is the difference between objecting and asking to be excluded?
THE COURT’S FAIRNESS HEARING ............................................................................................... PAGE 8
19. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Settlement?
20. Do I have to attend the hearing?
21. May I speak at the hearing?
IF YOU DO NOTHING ....................................................................................................................... PAGE 8
22. What happens if I do nothing at all?
GETTING MORE INFORMATION ..................................................................................................... PAGE 9
23. How do I get more information?
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BASIC INFORMATION
1. Why is there a notice?
A Court authorized this notice because you have a right to know about the proposed Settlement of a
class action lawsuit known as Anamaria Chimeno-Buzzi & Lakedrick Reed v. Hollister Co. &
Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Case No. 14-cv-23120-MGC and about all of your options before the
Court decides whether to give final approval to the Settlement. This notice explains the lawsuit, the
Settlement, and your legal rights.
Judge Marcia G. Cooke of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida is overseeing
this case. The people who sued are called the “Plaintiffs.” Hollister Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch
Co. are the “Defendants.”
2. What is this litigation about?
The lawsuit alleges that Hollister Co. and/or Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sent text messages to
Plaintiffs’ wireless telephone numbers without prior express written consent and in violation of the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”), and it seeks actual and statutory
damages under the TCPA on behalf of the named Plaintiffs and a proposed class of all individuals in
the United States who received one or more unsolicited text messages from or on behalf of Hollister
Co. and/or Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Defendants deny each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages that was or could
have been asserted in the litigation and further deny that the claims in the litigation would be
appropriate for class treatment if the litigation were to proceed through litigation and trial.
The Plaintiffs’ Complaint, Settlement Agreement, and other case-related documents are posted on the
website, www.AFTCPAsettlement.com. The Settlement resolves the lawsuit. The Court has not
decided who is right.
3. What is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (commonly referred to as the “TCPA”) is a federal law that
restricts telephone solicitations and the use of automated telephone equipment. The Plaintiffs here
alleged that Defendants sent text messages to Settlement Class Members without their prior written
consent in violation of the TCPA.
4. Why is this a class action?
In a class action, one or more people called “Class Representatives” (in this case, Plaintiffs Anamaria
Chimeno-Buzzi and Lakedrick Reed) sue on behalf of themselves and other people with similar
claims. Together, all the people with similar claims (except those who exclude themselves) are
members of a “Settlement Class.”
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5. Why is there a Settlement?
The Court has not decided in favor of the Plaintiffs or Defendants. Instead, both sides have agreed to
the Settlement. By agreeing to the Settlement, the Parties avoid the costs and uncertainty of a trial,
and if the Settlement is approved by the Court, Settlement Class Members will receive the benefits
described in this notice. The proposed Settlement does not mean that any law was broken or that the
Defendants did anything wrong. The Defendants deny all legal claims in this case. Plaintiffs and
their lawyers think the proposed Settlement is best for everyone who is affected.
WHO IS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT
6. Who is included in the Settlement?
The Settlement includes all persons in the United States who received one or more text messages sent
by or on behalf of Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Hollister Co., Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Gilly
Hicks, and/or abercrombie kids, between August 25, 2010 and December 18, 2015. These people are
called the “Settlement Class” or “Settlement Class Members.”
Excluded from the Settlement Class are (a) Defendants, Defendants’ officers, Defendants’ directors,
and their immediate family members; (b) Class Counsel; and (c) the Judges who have presided over
the Litigation and their immediate family members.
7. What if I am not sure whether I am included in the Settlement?
If you are not sure whether you are in the Settlement Class or have any other questions about the
Settlement, visit the settlement website at www.AFTCPAsettlement.com or call the toll-free number,
1-877-866-0631. You also may send questions to the Settlement Administrator at Chimeno-Buzzi
Text Settlement Administrator, PO Box 3656, Portland, OR 97208-3656.
THE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS
8. What does the Settlement provide?
The Defendants have agreed to pay $10 million to create a “Settlement Fund.” The Settlement Fund
will be used to pay all Settlement costs, including Notice and Administration costs, the Attorneys’
Fee Award, and Service Awards to the Class Representatives. The remaining “Net Settlement Fund”
will be distributed as cash payments to Settlement Class Members who submit valid claims. The
cash payments will be distributed on a pro rata basis to valid claimants depending on the number of
valid claims filed. Each Settlement Class Member may only file one valid claim and receive only
one cash payment.
Additionally, within one year of the Effective Date of the Settlement, Defendants agree that they will
provide training concerning TCPA compliance to key managers responsible for text communications
to customers.
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9. How do I file a claim?
If you qualify for a cash payment you must complete and submit a valid Claim Form. You can file
your Claim Form online at www.AFTCPAsettlement.com or download a Claim Form from the
website and file it by email to [email protected] The deadline to file a claim online
or via email is 11:59 p.m. PST on May 16, 2016.
You may also file your Claim Form via regular mail. Claim Forms submitted by mail must be
postmarked on or before May 16, 2016 to:
Chimeno-Buzzi Text Settlement Administrator
PO Box 3656
Portland, OR 97208-3656
No matter which method you choose to file your Claim Form, please read the Claim Form carefully
and provide all the information required. Only one Claim Form per Settlement Class Member may be
submitted.
10. When will I receive my payment?
Payments to valid Class Members will be made only after the Court grants “final approval” to the
Settlement and after any appeals are resolved (see “The Court’s Fairness Hearing” below). If there
are appeals, resolving them can take time. Please be patient.
EXCLUDING YOURSELF FROM THE SETTLEMENT
If you do not want benefits from the Settlement, and you want to keep any right you might have to
sue the Defendants about the issues in this case, then you must take steps to get out of the Settlement.
This is called excluding yourself or “opting out” of the Settlement Class.
11. How do I get out of the Settlement?
To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must send a letter or other written document by mail to:
Chimeno-Buzzi Text Settlement Administrator
PO Box 3656
Portland, OR 97208-3656
Your request to be excluded from the Settlement must be personally signed by you and contain a
statement that indicates your desire to be “excluded from the Settlement Class” and that you are
“otherwise a member of the Settlement Class.”
Your exclusion request must be postmarked no later than February 29, 2016. You cannot ask to be
excluded on the phone, by email, or at the website.
You may opt out of the Settlement Class only for yourself. So-called “mass” or “class” opt outs,
whether filed by third parties on behalf of a “mass” or “class” of Class Members or multiple Class
Members where no personal statement has been signed by each and every individual Class Member,
are not allowed.
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12. If I do not exclude myself, can I sue the Defendants for the same thing later?
No. Unless you exclude yourself, you give up any right you might have to sue the Defendants for
legal claims that the Settlement resolves. You must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class in
order to try to maintain your own lawsuit. If you start your own lawsuit, you will have to hire your
own lawyer, and you will have to prove your claims.
13. What am I giving up to stay in the Settlement Class?
Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you cannot sue or be part of any other lawsuit
against the Defendants about the issues in this case, including any existing litigation, arbitration, or
proceeding. Unless you exclude yourself, all of the decisions and judgments by the Court will bind
you. If you file a Claim Form for benefits or do nothing at all, you will be releasing Defendants from
all of the claims described and identified in Section IX of the Settlement Agreement.
The Settlement Agreement is available at www.AFTCPAsettlement.com. The Settlement Agreement
provides more detail regarding the release and describes the released claims with specific
descriptions in necessary, accurate legal terminology, so read it carefully. You can talk to the law
firms representing the Class listed in Question 15 for free, or you can, at your own expense, talk to
your own lawyer if you have any questions about the released claims or what they mean.
14. If I exclude myself, can I still get a payment?
No. You will not get a payment from the Settlement Fund if you exclude yourself from the
Settlement.
THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING YOU
15. Do I have a lawyer in the case?
The Court has appointed the following lawyers as “Class Counsel” to represent all members of the
Settlement Class.
Robert R. Ahdoot
AHDOOT & WOLFSON, PC
1016 Palm Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Frank S. Hedin
CAREY RODRIGUEZ MILIAN
GONYA, LLP
1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 700
Miami, FL 33131
Joseph J. Siprut
SIPRUT PC
17 North State Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by another lawyer, you may
hire one to appear in Court for you at your own expense.
16. How will the lawyers be paid?
Class Counsel intend to request up to thirty-five percent (35%) of the value of the Settlement for
attorneys’ fees, plus reimbursement of reasonable, actual out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the
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litigation. The fees and expenses awarded by the Court will be paid out of the Settlement Fund. The
Court will decide the amount of fees and expenses to award.
Class Counsel also will request that Service Awards of up to $5,000 each be paid from the Settlement
Fund to the Class Representatives for their service as representatives on behalf of the whole
Settlement Class.
OBJECTING TO THE SETTLEMENT
17. How do I tell the Court if I do not like the Settlement?
If you are a Settlement Class Member (and do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class), you
can object to any part of the Settlement. To object, you must submit a letter or other written
document that includes the following:
1) A heading that includes the case name and case number, Anamaria Chimeno-Buzzi &
Lakedrick Reed v. Hollister Co. & Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Case No. 14-cv-23120-MGC;
2) Your name, address, telephone number, and if represented by counsel, the name, bar number,
address, and telephone number of your counsel;
3) A signed declaration stating, under penalty of perjury, that you are a member of the
Settlement Class;
4) A statement of all your objections to the Settlement, including your legal and factual basis for
each objection; and
5) A statement of whether you intend to appear at the Fairness Hearing, either with or without
counsel, and if with counsel, the name, bar number, address, and telephone number of your
counsel who will attend.
You must file your objection with the Court (using the Court’s electronic filing system or in any
manner in which the Court accepts filings) and mail your objection to each of the following six (6)
addresses, and your objection must be postmarked by February 29, 2016:
CLERK OF THE COURT
ADMINISTRATOR
DEFENDANTS’ COUNSEL
Clerk of the Court
Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United
States District Courthouse
400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
Chimeno-Buzzi Text
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 3656
Portland, OR 97208-3656
Meredith Slawe
DRINKER, BIDDLE & REATH, LLP
ONE Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
CLASS COUNSEL
Robert R. Ahdoot
AHDOOT & WOLFSON,
PC1016 Palm Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Frank S. Hedin
CAREY RODRIGUEZ MILIAN
GONYA, LLP
1395 Brickell Avenue, Suite 700
Miami, FL 33131
Joseph J. Siprut
SIPRUT PC
17 North State Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60620
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18. What is the difference between objecting and asking to be excluded?
Objecting is simply telling the Court that you do not like something about the Settlement. You can
object to the Settlement only if you do not exclude yourself. Excluding yourself is telling the Court
that you do not want to be part of the Settlement. If you exclude yourself, you have no basis to object
to the Settlement because it no longer affects you.
THE COURT’S FAIRNESS HEARING
The Court will hold a hearing to decide whether to approve the Settlement and any requests for fees
and expenses (“Fairness Hearing”).
19. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Settlement?
The Court has scheduled a Fairness Hearing on March 30, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., at the United States
District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse,
Room 11-2, 400 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33128. The hearing may be moved to a
different date or time without additional notice, so it is a good idea to check
www.AFTCPAsettlement.com for updates. At this hearing, the Court will consider whether the
Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will also consider the requests by Class
Counsel for attorneys’ fees and expenses and for Service Awards to the Class Representatives. If
there are objections, the Court will consider them at that time. After the hearing, the Court will
decide whether to approve the Settlement. It is unknown how long these decisions will take.
20. Do I have to attend the hearing?
No. Class Counsel will answer any questions the Court may have. But, you are welcome to attend
the hearing at your own expense. If you send an objection, you do not have to come to Court to talk
about it. As long as you submitted your written objection on time, to the proper addresses, and it
complies with the other requirements set forth above, the Court will consider it. You also may pay
your own lawyer to attend the hearing, but it is not necessary.
21. May I speak at the hearing?
You may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing. To do so, your filed
objection must include a statement of whether you intend to appear at the Fairness Hearing (See
Question 17 above).
You cannot speak at the hearing if you exclude yourself from the Settlement.
IF YOU DO NOTHING
22. What happens if I do nothing at all?
If you are a Class Member and do nothing, you will not get benefits from the Settlement. And, unless
you exclude yourself, you will be bound by the judgment entered by the Court. This means you will
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not be able to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit or proceeding
against the Defendants about the statements and claims at issue in this case.
GETTING MORE INFORMATION
23. How do I get more information?
This notice summarizes the proposed Settlement. More details are in the Settlement Agreement. For
a complete, definitive statement of the Settlement terms, refer to the Settlement Agreement at
www.AFTCPAsettlement.com. You may also write with questions to the Settlement Administrator
at Chimeno-Buzzi Text Settlement Administrator, PO Box 3656, Portland, OR 97208-3656, or call
the toll-free number, 1-877-866-0631.
QUESTIONS? CALL 1-877-866-0631 OR VISIT www.AFTCPAsettlement.com
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