Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 24, 2009
Hanesbrands Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
1000 East Hanes Mill Road
Winston-Salem, NC

(Address of principal
executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (336) 519-4400
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  Regulation FD Disclosure
  Financial Statements and Exhibits



Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
     On February 24, 2009, Hanesbrands Inc. (“Hanesbrands”) issued a press release discussing its long-term growth strategies, capital structure and perspective on the 2009 business environment. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 is being “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall Exhibit 99.1 be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
     Exhibit 99.1 contains disclosures about operating profit excluding actions, operating profit margin excluding actions, diluted earnings per share excluding actions and gross margin excluding actions, which are considered non-GAAP performance measures, that Hanesbrands has chosen to provide to investors to enable them to perform additional analyses of past, present and future operating performance and as a supplemental means of evaluating Hanesbrands’ operations. The non-GAAP information should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP or other pro forma measures used by other companies. Exhibit 99,1 also contains disclosures about adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP performance measure that consists of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization as defined under Hanesbrands’ first lien credit agreement.
     Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K includes forward-looking financial information that is expected to be discussed during the previously announced meeting with investors and analysts to be held by Hanesbrands today, February 24, 2009. Hanesbrands will host a live Internet webcast of this meeting from 8:30 a.m., Eastern time, to no later than noon today. The live Internet broadcast may be accessed on the home page of the Hanesbrands corporate Web site, www.hanesbrands.com. An archived replay of the meeting webcast and copies of the presentation slides will be available in the investors section of the Hanesbrands corporate Web site.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(c)      Exhibits
          Exhibit 99.1      Press release dated February 24, 2009



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
February 24, 2009
          HANESBRANDS INC.    
  By:       /s/ E. Lee Wyatt Jr.    
          E. Lee Wyatt Jr.    
          Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer



99.1    Press release dated February 24, 2009