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lululemon athletica inc. Provides Further Information on Fiscal 2008 EPS Guidance


VANCOUVER, Canada, Jun 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU; TSX: LLL) wishes to provide further information regarding the items driving the earnings per share guidance revision for fiscal 2008. As announced yesterday, the Company now expects its diluted earnings per share to be between $0.68 and $0.71 for fiscal 2008, compared to its earlier guidance for the period of $0.70 and $0.72. The key changes from earlier guidance are as follows:

 Item                                                       Amount
 1. Management Upgrades - relates to various charges      $1.3 million
     including options expense, recruiting and
     severance charges that are incrementally related
     to anticipated new members of management.
 2. Assistant Manager Position - relates to the           $1.5 million
     incremental salary charge for the additional
     Assistant Manager position that is being added to
     the current store structure.
 3. Depreciation of New IT systems -throughout our        $1.2 million
     original budgeting process we estimated the cost
     of each component and allocated the depreciation
     based on the implementation dates of each of these
     systems. Accounting rules require that we
     depreciate the majority of the costs with the
     first phase of implementation which has begun. At
     a 30% declining balance depreciation rate, this
     pull forward of depreciation results in an
     additional $1.2 million in expense.
 4. Margin Offset - on $10 million additional expected  ($2.0 million)
     sales at approximately 20% margin.
 5. Tax Savings - at approximately a 30% tax rate on    ($0.6 million)
     net change to operating income.
 Expected net additional operating expenses for FY2008    $1.4 million
 Diluted earnings per share revision                       $0.02/share

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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