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These excerpts taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 27, 2009.

Franchising

We have franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap and Banana Republic stores in Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates. Under these agreements, third parties operate or will operate stores that sell apparel, purchased from us, under our brand names. While we expect that this will be a small part of our business in the near future, we plan to continue to increase the number of countries in which we enter into these types of arrangements over time as part of our efforts to expand internationally. For additional information on risks related to our franchise business, see the section entitled “Risk Factors—Our efforts to expand internationally through franchising and similar arrangements may not be successful and could impair the value of our brands” in Item 1A of this Form 10-K.

Franchising

STYLE="margin-top:3px;margin-bottom:0px">We have franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap and Banana Republic stores in Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Israel,
Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates. Under these agreements, third parties operate or will operate stores that sell apparel, purchased
from us, under our brand names. While we expect that this will be a small part of our business in the near future, we plan to continue to increase the number of countries in which we enter into these types of arrangements over time as part of our
efforts to expand internationally. For additional information on risks related to our franchise business, see the section entitled “Risk Factors—Our efforts to expand internationally through franchising and similar arrangements may not be
successful and could impair the value of our brands” in Item 1A of this Form 10-K.

This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 28, 2008.

Franchising

We have franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap and Banana Republic stores in Bahrain, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Croatia. Under these agreements, third parties operate or will operate stores that sell apparel, purchased from us, under our brand names. While we expect that this will be a small part of our business in the near future, we plan to continue to increase the number of countries in which we enter into these types of arrangements over time as part of our efforts to expand internationally. For additional information on risks related to our franchise business, see the section entitled “Risk Factors—Our efforts to expand internationally through franchising and similar arrangements may not be successful and could impair the value of our brands” in Item 1A of this Form 10-K.

This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Apr 2, 2007.

Franchising

We have franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap or Gap and Banana Republic stores in Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Indonesia, and Korea. Under these agreements, third parties operate or will operate stores that sell apparel, purchased from us, under our brand names. While we expect that this will be a small part of our business in the near future, we plan to continue to increase the number of countries in which we enter into these types of arrangements over time as part of our efforts to expand internationally. For additional information on risks related to our franchise business, see the section entitled “Risk Factors—Our efforts to expand internationally through franchising and similar arrangements may not be successful and could impair the value of our brands” below in Item 1A.

This excerpt taken from the GPS 10-K filed Mar 28, 2006.

Franchising

In January 2006, we entered into a franchise agreement with an unaffiliated franchisee in Singapore and a distribution agreement with an unaffiliated distributor in Malaysia, which we expect to convert into a franchise agreement after regulatory approval. Under these agreements, a third party will operate stores that will sell apparel, purchased from us, under our brand names in Malaysia and Singapore. While we expect that this will be a small part of our business in the near future, our plan is to increase the number of countries in which we enter into these types of arrangements over time as part of our efforts to expand internationally. For additional information on risks related to our franchise business, see the section entitled “Risk Factors – Our efforts to expand internationally through franchising and similar arrangements may not be successful and could impair the value of our brands” below in Item 1A.

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