The Warnaco Group, Inc. announced that it has elected Sheila A. Hopkins to its Board of Directors, effective July 7, 2003. Ms. Hopkins, 47, currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Personal Care at Colgate-Palmolive Company.

She previously served as Vice President of U.S. Marketing at Tambrands and in various marketing positions at Procter & Gamble Company. Ms. Hopkins holds a B.A. from Wellesley College. She has been appointed to the Compensation Committee of Warnaco’s Board of Directors.

Stuart D. Buchalter, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Warnaco, said, “Sheila’s election marks the conclusion of our efforts to reconstitute our Board of Directors. We are pleased to be able to draw on Sheila’s significant experience, and we welcome her to the Warnaco Board.”

Joe Gromek, Warnaco’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to have Sheila on our Board and look forward to her counsel. Her extensive business, marketing and brand management experience will be of great value to Warnaco as it continues to build upon its leading position in the apparel industry.”