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These excerpts taken from the WSM 10-K filed Apr 2, 2009.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, have been incorporated in Part III hereof, and portions of our 2008 Annual Report to shareholders have been incorporated in Part II hereof.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, or SEC, have been incorporated in Part III hereof, and portions of our 2008 Annual Report to shareholders have been incorporated in Part II hereof.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Annual Report on Form 10-K and the letter to shareholders contained in this
Annual Report contain forward-looking statements within the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully
materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our business and operating results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation: any projections of
earnings, revenues or financial items, including future comparable store sales, projected capital expenditures, the impact of new accounting pronouncements, and our quarterly and fiscal 2009 tax rates; statements related to enhancing shareholder
value; statements related to the long-term growth potential of the PBteen brand; statements related to the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations, including our key initiatives in fiscal 2009; statements related to
optimizing our brand positioning, including evolving our merchandise assortment, placing a greater emphasis on price points and the value proposition, and making superior customer service our top priority; statements related to optimizing our
marketing strategies, including continuing our catalog optimization strategy, shifting advertising dollars from catalog to e-commerce, and continuing to identify new opportunities to build brand awareness and customer engagement; statements relating
to improving profitability, including our $75,000,000 cost reduction program, our plan to realize increased productivity from our catalog circulation optimization strategy, and an increase in our selling gross margin; statements related to
strengthening our balance sheet, including optimizing cash flow through aggressive inventory management and lower capital spending; statements related to our plans regarding retail leased square footage, including the opening of new retail stores,
the expansion or remodeling of additional stores, and the potential closing of stores; statements related to our use of available cash, including statements related to the payment of dividends; statements related to our compliance with our bank
covenants; statements related to indemnifications under our agreements; statements related to legal proceedings; and statements of belief and statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. You can identify these and other forward-looking
statements by the use of words such as “will,” “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “intends,”
“potential,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions
referred to above that could cause our results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A
hereto and the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in our other public filings and public announcements. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to us as of the date
hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 


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These excerpts taken from the WSM 10-K filed Apr 3, 2008.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, have been incorporated in Part III hereof, and portions of our 2007 Annual Report to shareholders have been incorporated in Part II hereof.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, or SEC, have been incorporated in Part III hereof, and portions of our 2007 Annual Report to shareholders have been incorporated in Part II hereof.

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements within the “safe
harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our business and operating results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation: any projections of earnings, revenues or financial items, including future comparable store sales,
projected capital expenditures, the impact of new accounting pronouncements, our fiscal 2008 income tax provision and our effective tax rate; statements related to the use of our available cash, including statements related to the payment of
dividends and our stock repurchase program; statements related to the plans, strategies, initiatives and objectives of management for future operations; statements related to our plans to increase retail leased square footage, including the opening
of new retail stores and expansion or remodeling of additional stores; statements related to improving the furniture delivery experience for customers and reducing furniture return rates; statements related to the rollout of our new retail inventory
management system; statements related to improving the relevancy of our marketing interaction with customers and optimizing catalog response rates; statements related to new features and functionality in our websites; statements related to
intensifying e-commerce marketing; statements related to identifying new customers; statements relating to the ongoing rollout of our Pottery Barn revitalization initiatives; statements relating to cost reduction initiatives, including improving the
overall productivity of our advertising costs, reducing customer returns, replacements and damages, and improving efficiency in our domestic supply chain; statements related to cost increases; statements related to driving down inventory levels;
statements related to indemnifications under our agreements; statements related to legal proceedings; and statements of belief and statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. You can identify these and other forward-looking statements
by the use of words such as “will,” “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “intends,”
“potential,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions
referred to above that could cause our results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A
hereto and the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in our other public filings and public announcements. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to us as of the date
hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 


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This excerpt taken from the WSM 10-K filed Mar 29, 2007.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on or about March 29, 2007, have been incorporated in Part III hereof, and portions of our 2006 Annual Report to shareholders have been incorporated in Part II hereof.

This excerpt taken from the WSM 10-K filed Apr 7, 2006.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on or about April 7, 2006, have been incorporated in Part III hereof.

This excerpt taken from the WSM 10-K filed Apr 15, 2005.

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Portions of our definitive Proxy Statement for the 2005 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, also referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as our Proxy Statement, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on or about April 18, 2005, have been incorporated in Part III hereof.

 

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