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Starting today, tank tops featuring the Laura’s House logo will be available at 475 Wet Seal retail locations nationwide and online

Ladera Ranch, Calif., April 11, 2014 – Laura’s House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence, while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse, today announced that it is teaming up with national teen retailer, The Wet Seal, Inc. to shine a light on teen dating abuse.

Click to Tweet: @Lauras_House teams up with @wetseal to "end the silence" of #domesticviolence. #teens #datingabuse bit.ly/1gd7d5q

Starting today,  tank tops featuring the Laura’s House logo with a message that states “Ending the SILENCE of domestic VIOLENCE” will be available at Wet Seal’s 475 retail locations nationwide or online at www.wetseal.com. The tank tops cost $7 each with Wet Seal donating $3 from the sale of each top to Laura’s House to support Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships for Teens (H.E.A.R.T.), a prevention and education program that reaches more than 3,000 teens and tweens annually.

“We are thrilled that Wet Seal has chosen to join us in building awareness around teen dating abuse, an issue that affects 1 in 4 teens,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House. “As a national brand that caters to young women and girls, Wet Seal is helping us elevate the message around healthy relationships to perhaps our most critical target audience – youth. When we can break the cycle of violence during these formative years, through empowerment and education, instances of domestic violence can be reduced when they reach adulthood.”

“At The Wet Seal, we are committed to helping the people and communities we serve and are especially focused on promoting the well-being of the young women who are our customers” said John D. Goodman, Chief Executive Officer at The Wet Seal. “We applaud Laura’s House for its efforts to educate teens and tweens on the risks associated with dating abuse, and for the educational programs that teach young women, and men, how to develop healthy relationships. We are proud to support them in bringing their message to teens across the United States through the ‘Ending the SILENCE of domestic VIOLENCE’ tank top campaign.”

To learn more about how to identify the signs of and prevent teen dating abuse and for additional resources, connect with Laura’s House at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LaurasHouseOC Twitter: www.twitter.com/Lauras_House Instagram: www.instagram.com/LaurasHouseOC

24-hour Crisis Hotline: 866-498-1511

Connect with The Wet Seal at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wetseal Twitter: www.twitter.com/wetseal Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/wetsealfashion/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/wetseal YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/wetseal Wanelo: www.wanelo.com/wetseal

To see the “Ending the SILENCE of domestic VIOLENCE” tank top online, visit http://bit.ly/1gd7d5q.

About The Wet Seal, Inc.

Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, The Wet Seal, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer of fashionable and contemporary apparel and accessory items. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated a total of 532 stores in 47 states and Puerto Rico, including 475 Wet Seal stores and 57 Arden B stores. The Company's products can also be purchased online at www.wetseal.com or www.ardenb.com. For more Company information, visit www.wetsealinc.com.

About Laura’s House

The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

In 2014, Laura’s House is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. During the past 20 years, Laura's House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 persons.

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