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lululemon athletica Founder to Transfer Shares


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU; TSX:LLL) announced today that, pursuant to obligations under the stockholder-sponsored stock-based compensation plans created by founder and Chairman, Dennis J. Wilson, Mr. Wilson has indicated through regulatory filings an intention to transfer or otherwise sell, through his control of LIPO Investments USA, Inc. ("LIPO USA"), approximately 330,000 shares of lululemon common stock.

In accordance with the LIPO USA Option Plan created prior to our initial public offering, Mr. Wilson will transfer shares of lululemon common stock to certain founding employees of the Company upon the exercise of awards. The shares of lululemon common stock transferred by LIPO USA to the employees will be restricted from sale for a period of six months. In connection with such transfers, LIPO USA will sell a number of shares on the open market to satisfy tax and withholding obligations. Further details of the stockholder-sponsored plan are provided in note 11-Stock-Based Compensation in the Company's 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Additional transfers will continue periodically until all obligations under the LIPO USA option plan are fulfilled.

Mr. Wilson stated: "This transfer of shares is a continuation of the one that occurred last quarter. The execution of this transfer will allow this group of founding employees to continue to monetize their ownership over time."

About lululemon athletica inc.

lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU; TSX:LLL) is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. By producing products that help keep people active and stress free, lululemon believes that the world will be a better place. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional designs, lululemon works with yogis and athletes in local communities for continuous research and product feedback. For more information,

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SOURCE: lululemon athletica inc.

Joseph Teklits, 203.682.8258
Evan Goetz, Diane Zappas

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