Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation (NYSE: TOM), today announced that Peter Connolly has been named to the newly created position of president of worldwide marketing & communications.

Mr Connolly will have responsibility for all of the company's marketing, advertising, and public relations activities in addition to his ongoing role in developing tommy.com.

Mr Connolly, a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience, joined the company in 1997 and currently serves as president of worldwide marketing and president of tommy.com.

"We are delighted that Peter will assume an expanded role overseeing all of the company's marketing and communications activities," said Joel Horowitz, CEO. "We have been actively evaluating our internal organization to assure that we best leverage our resources. With Peter's appointment to this new position, we will bring together a number of related functions under his leadership, providing a more integrated approach to all of the company's marketing-related efforts."

"Peter is a talented, experienced marketing executive and a valuable member of our management team," said Tommy Hilfiger. "With responsibility for global marketing, advertising and public relations, including celebrity services, special events and tommy.com, Peter will play a critical role in our brand's continued evolution and growth, while assuring we deliver a cohesive and consistent image around the world."

Mr Connolly commented: "Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most powerful and compelling consumer brands, and there continue to be many exciting opportunities for us to capitalize on the strength and global appeal of the brand to drive future growth. I look forward to my expanded role, both in directing and shaping the company's public image as well as continuing the development of our online presence through tommy.com."

About Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs, sources and markets men's and women's sportswear, jeanswear and childrenswear under the Tommy Hilfiger trademarks. Through a range of strategic licensing agreements, the company is expanding its product lines to offer a broader array of apparel, accessories, footwear, fragrance, and home furnishings. The company's products can be found in leading department and specialty stores throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and other countries in the Far East.