[NINE WEST LETTERHEAD]
The Attorneys General of [x number] of States, and the Federal Trade Commission have conducted investigations into Nine West Group Inc.'s sales policies. To expeditiously resolve the investigations and to avoid disruption to the conduct of its business, Nine West Group Inc. has agreed, without admitting any violation of the law, to the entry of a Consent Order by the Federal Trade Commission and a Final Judgment and Consent Decree by the States prohibiting certain practices relating to resale prices. Copies of the Consent Order and the Final Judgment and Consent Decree are enclosed. This letter and the accompanying Orders are being sent to all of our dealers, sales personnel and representatives.
The Orders spell out our obligations in greater detail, but we want you to know and understand the following. Under both orders you can advertise and sell our products at any price you choose. While we may send materials to you which may contain our suggested retail prices, you remain free to sell and advertise those products at any price you choose.
We look forward to continuing to do business with you in the future.