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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (JNY)

4/17/2006 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special transactions reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.

4/18/2005 Mr. Tarnopol is the Senior Managing Director, Chairman of the Investment Banking Division and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. is one of the lenders under our $850 million 364-Day Revolving Credit Facility and from time to time provides financial advisory services to us, for which it receives customary compensation. During 2004, Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. served as our financial advisor in connection with our acquisition of Maxwell, including serving as dealer-manager for our tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Maxwell common stock. During 2004, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. also served as one of the initial purchasers for our offering of $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes.

Mr. Kamens is Of Counsel to the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Wolf, Block performed certain legal services for us during 2004. Mr. Kamens does not receive any compensation from Wolf, Block

4/19/2004 Proxy Information

In connection with our sale in late 2002 of an apartment we purchased in 1996 in New York City which was used by Mr. Kimmel, in April 2003 Mr. Kimmel purchased from us furniture, furnishings and similar items. These items were appraised by David A. Gallagher, Appraisers and Art Advisors, New York, New York, an independent appraiser we retained, and were purchased for $100,000, which exceeded their aggregate appraisal value.

Matthew H. Kamens is Of Counsel to the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Wolf, Block performed certain legal services for us during 2003. Mr. Kamens does not receive any compensation from Wolf, Block.

Michael L. Tarnopol is the Senior Managing Director, Chairman of the Investment Banking Division and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. is one of the lenders under our $850 million 364-Day Revolving Credit Facility and from time to time provides financial advisory services to us, for which it receives customary compensation. From mid-January 2004 through the date of this Proxy Statement, Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. has served as our financial advisor in connection with our proposal to acquire Maxwell Shoe Company Inc., including serving as dealer-manager for our tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Maxwell common stock.

4/18/2003 Proxy Information

During 2000, we loaned an aggregate of $2.0 million to Ms. Nemerov to assist her in the acquisition of a residence. The loan consisted of four advances, each in the amount of $500,000, which bore interest at the rates of 6.38%, 6.22%, 6.18% and 6.20%, respectively. The advances became due and payable in full upon her termination of employment on March 11, 2002. Ms. Nemerov made interest payments in the amount of $31,537 and $132,631 in 2000 and 2001, respectively. On April 1, 2002, Ms. Nemerov repaid the $2,000,000 principal amount of the notes in full, together with $22,143 in remaining interest due through March 31, 2002. On April 1, 2002, we paid to Ms. Nemerov, as additional compensation, the sum of $342,407, representing the interest paid on the notes plus federal and state income taxes payable by Ms. Nemerov for the reimbursed amount.

In connection with our sale in late 2002 of an apartment we purchased in 1996 in New York City which was used by Mr. Kimmel, in April 2003 Mr. Kimmel purchased from us furniture, furnishings and similar items. These items were appraised by David A. Gallagher, Appraisers and Art Advisors, New York, New York, an independent appraiser we retained, and were purchased for $100,000, which exceeded their aggregate appraisal value.

Mr. Tarnopol is the Senior Managing Director, Chairman of the Investment Banking Division and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. is one of the lenders under our $850 million 364-Day Revolving Credit Facility and from time to time provides financial advisory services to us, for which it receives customary compensation. Bear Stearns Bank plc, an affiliate of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., was the counterparty to one of our interest rate swap agreements, which terminated in October 2002.

Mr. Kamens is Of Counsel to the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Wolf, Block performed certain legal services for us during 2002. Mr. Kamens does not receive any compensation from Wolf, Block.