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FOSSIL, INC.
901 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
PROXY STATEMENT
FOR
ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD MAY 23, 2012
SOLICITATION AND REVOCABILITY
OF PROXIES
The accompanying proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors on behalf of Fossil, Inc., a Delaware
corporation (the "Company"), to be voted at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company (the
"Annual Meeting") to be held on May 23, 2012, at the time and place and for the purpose of voting on the
matters set forth in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting Notice") and at any
adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof. These matters include:
1. To elect eleven (11) directors to the Company's Board of Directors to serve for a term of one year or
until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
2. To hold an advisory vote on executive compensation as disclosed in these materials.
3. To ratify the appointment of Deloitte and Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered
public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 29, 2012.
4. To vote on a stockholder proposal as described in these materials, if properly presented at the Annual
Meeting.
5. To transact any and all other business that may properly come before the meeting or any
adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.
When proxies in the accompanying form are properly executed and received, the shares represented thereby
will be voted at the Annual Meeting in accordance with the directions noted thereon. If no direction is indicated,
the shares will be voted: FOR each of the eleven nominees named in this proxy statement for election to the
Board of Directors under Proposal 1; FOR approval of the compensation of the Company's named executive
officers under Proposal 2; FOR the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte and Touche LLP as the
Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 29, 2012 under
Proposal 3 and AGAINST the stockholder proposal under Proposal 4.
INTERNET AVAILABILITY AND ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF PROXY DOCUMENTS
Important notice regarding the availability of proxy materials for the annual meeting to be held on
May 23, 2012: Our official Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Proxy Statement and Annual Report
to Stockholders covering the Company's fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 are also available at
www.proxyvote.com.
The executive offices of the Company are located at, and the mailing address of the Company is, 901 S.
Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080.
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