Cherokee Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 per Common Share

Cherokee Inc. (NASDAQ: CHKE), a global marketer of style-focused lifestyle brands, announced today that its Board of Directors approved the distribution of a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per common share to stockholders of record as of March 1, 2013. The dividend will be payable on or about March 15, 2013.

The payment of any future dividends will be at the discretion of Cherokee's Board of Directors and will be dependent upon Cherokee's financial condition, results of operations, available cash, cash flow, capital requirements and other factors deemed relevant by the Board of Directors. Since 1996, the Company has paid approximately $224.2 million in dividends and distributions to its stockholders.

“As Fiscal 2013 comes to a close, the Cherokee Group is proud to continue to reward our shareholders with a quarterly dividend while we also focus on executing our strategic plan to deliver the highest quality product and service to our partners and customers. We remain focused on further growing each of our brands and retail relationships to ensure that we maximize shareholder value,” said Henry Stupp, Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Inc.

About Cherokee Inc.

Cherokee Inc. is a global marketer and manager of a portfolio of Fashion and Lifestyle brands including Cherokee®, Carole Little®, Liz Lange® and Sideout®, in multiple consumer product categories and sectors around the world. The Company's annual global retail sales of owned brands are approaching $2 billion with license agreements with premier retailers and manufacturers covering over 40 countries around the world including Target Stores (U.S.), Tesco (U.K., Ireland and certain Central European countries), Zellers (Canada), RT-Mart (Peoples Republic of China), Pick ‘n Pay (South Africa), Falabella (Chile, Peru and Colombia), Arvind Mills (India and certain Middle Eastern countries), Shufersal LTD.(Israel), Comercial Mexicana (Mexico), Eroski (Spain), Nishimatsuya (Japan), Magnit (Russia), Landmark Group’s Max Stores (certain Middle East and North Africa countries), and the TJX Companies (U.S., Canada and Europe).

Statements included within this news release may contain forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used, the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “should” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included in this press release (including, without limitation, express or implied statements regarding potential future business development) involve known and unknown risk and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the effect of global economic conditions, the financial condition of the apparel and retail industry, adverse changes in licensee or consumer acceptance of products bearing the Company’s brands the ability and/or commitment of the Company’s licensees to design, manufacture and market Cherokee, Liz Lange, Completely Me, Sideout and Carole Little branded products, the Company’s dependence on Target for most of the Company’s revenues and the Company’s dependence on its key management personnel. The risks included here are not exhaustive. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for Fiscal Year 2012, and in its periodic reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events and developments.

Contacts:

Cherokee Inc.
Mark DiSiena, Chief Financial Officer
818-908-9868
or
Addo Communications, Inc.
Patricia Nir/Kimberly Esterkin
310-829-5400
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