Perry Ellis International announces the election of J. David Scheiner as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

MIAMI, 2017-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) (“Perry Ellis” or the “Company”) today (September 20, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has elected J. David Scheiner (“David”) as Non-Executive Chairman. Mr. Scheiner succeeds George Feldenkreis, following the termination of Mr. Feldenkreis’ position as Executive Chairman. George Feldenkreis remains a member of the Board of Directors. These changes, which are part of a multi-year leadership succession planning process, are effective immediately.

“The Board is thankful to George for his vision and leadership over the past 50 years. Both our Board and management team have significantly benefited from George’s dedication and contributions and we wish him all the best.”

Mr. Scheiner was elected to the Perry Ellis Board in June 2014. He is a veteran retailer with more than 35 years serving in senior roles at major retailers including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy’s Florida/Puerto Rico, from which he retired in 2009. Mr. Scheiner serves as a consultant to retail and wholesale companies, as well as investment banks and private equity companies investing in the consumer retail industry.

“David has a proven track record and will bring invaluable insight and experience to the role of Chairman,” said Jane DeFlorio, Lead Independent Director. “We have a very strong management team in place and are confident that we are well positioned to maintain our positive momentum and create shareholder value.”

Mr. Scheiner commented, “I am pleased to serve as the Chairman of the Board. With its diverse portfolio of brands, Perry Ellis has excelled throughout the years as it has adapted to the ever-changing retail environment. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Oscar and the other Board members as the Company focuses on growing its core brands, delivers superior design, quality and value directly to our consumers, and drives domestic and international growth.”

Ms. DeFlorio added, “The Board is thankful to George for his vision and leadership over the past 50 years. Both our Board and management team have significantly benefited from George’s dedication and contributions and we wish him all the best.”

Oscar Feldenkreis will remain in his position of Chief Executive Officer.

About J. David Scheiner

J. David Scheiner has served on the Perry Ellis Board of Directors since June 2014. Mr. Scheiner is a veteran retailer with over 35 years serving in senior roles at major retailers including as President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy’s Florida/Puerto Rico, from which he retired in 2009. Mr. Scheiner serves as a consultant to retail and wholesale companies, as well as investment banks and private equity companies investing in the consumer retail industry. He is also a member of the boards of The Strategic Forum as well as the Florida chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). For over 30 years, Mr. Scheiner has been involved with the Miami Children’s Hospital where he is a lifetime trustee, the United Way of Miami-Dade and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has also advised local mayors on business renewal efforts in the Miami-Dade area, and has served on statewide task forces for developing business growth strategies for past governors of Florida.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

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Contacts:

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Ed Trissel / Jeffrey Kauth / Carrie Klapper
212-355-4449

Source: Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International adds boy’s flip flops and slippers into its Perry Ellis men’s and boy’s casual footwear line

MIAMI, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (July 24, 2017) it is rounding out its license agreement with ACI International by further extending the men’s and boy’s casual footwear line into boy’s flip flops and slippers under the Perry Ellis® trademark in the U.S. and Canada. The license complements the Company’s interest in showcasing its diverse portfolio of brands to customers of all ages in new and exciting ways.

The Perry Ellis collection will be distributed in department stores and family footwear chains with a product launch in Spring 2018.

As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. This philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers modern style with versatile trend right looks that reflect the way people want to work, play and live today.

“We are pleased to expand our collaboration with ACI International.  We currently have a license agreement with them for Perry Ellis men’s and boy’s dress, casual and sport footwear categories.  This new license rounds out the total footwear business,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“We have worked closely with the team at Perry Ellis over these past 10 years to build together a very successful dress and casual footwear business for men and boys.  We are excited to now have the opportunity to work on other important categories with flip flops and slippers,” said Steve Jackson, CEO of ACI International.

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About ACI International
Headquartered in Los Angeles, ACI International has been a leading manufacturer, distributer and marketer of men’s women’s and children’s footwear brands for over 40 years.  Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI International successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution.  Visit www.acifootwear.com for more information.

Contact:

Maria Folyk-Kushneir
maria.folyk-kushneir@pery.com
212-536-5718

Steven Jackson
sjackson@aciint.com
1-800-421-0720

Source:  Perry Ellis International, Inc. /globenewswire

Perry Ellis International entered into license agreement for Gotcha® brand in Chile

MIAMI, 2017-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (June 6, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Comercial ECCSA S.A./Ripley Corp. in Chile for men’s, women’s, boy’s and girl’s apparel, accessories and footwear under the Gotcha® brand. The sports fashion collections are currently available in Tiendas Por Departamento Ripley Chile stores in Chile.

The Gotcha brand turned surf style into a phenomenon by following a strict code of freestyling, fashion and fun. Influential, integral and iconic, Gotcha celebrates those who break the rules, take risks and embrace action sports, surfing, skateboarding or snowboarding. With authentically innovative products featuring trend-setting graphics and an exuberant use of color, Gotcha created a global culture of adventure and experimentation.

Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International George Feldenkreis remarked, “Our Company is pleased to enter into a partnership with Ripley Department Store to maximize the potential of the Gotcha brand in Chile. We feel Ripley will be a terrific partner for Gotcha and this license will enhance our global reach across product categories and geographies to drive further growth and profitability.”

“We at Comercial ECCSA are very proud and excited to join the Gotcha family,” said Mr. Raimundo Halabí Berardi, Brand Manager of Comercial ECCSA. “This Fall we will be presenting not only surf related apparel but a full Lifestyle collection. The line will consist of a wide range of men’s and women’s knits, woven’s, t-shirts, bottoms and surf accessories.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Comercial ECCSA S.A./Ripley Corp.
Comercial ECCSA S.A. Ripley Corp. is one of the largest retail companies in Chile founded in 1956. The main business of Ripley is retail sales of apparel, accessories and home products through different department stores and via eCommerce, accompanied by a strong financial business managed by Ripley Bank. Ripley also participates in the ownership of shopping malls in Chile and Peru; it currently operates over 71 stores between these two countries.

Contact:
Alberto Maduro
alberto.maduro@pery.com
305-873-1331

Raimundo Halabí Berardi
rhalabib@ripley.com
011+56992324968

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International entered into license agreement for eyewear under the Rafaella™ brand

MIAMI, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (June 5, 2017) it has entered into a license agreement with i-deal Optics Holding, Inc. granting rights to design and distribute ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and readers under the Rafaella™ brand in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The new line will be distributed in optical retail stores and other accounts with a product launch scheduled for Spring 2018.

Rafaella is the brand women rely on for fashion that fits and flatters her shape, her sense of style, her life. Since 1982 the brand has managed to successfully dispel the one-size or “one-shape” fits all mindset by offering innovation in fit technique and fashion that is figure-flattering for a wide variety of body types and sizes. Rafaella believes that looking great, means feeling great and by celebrating a woman’s individual shape and style, they make it easy for her to feel her most confident and beautiful. This philosophy is epitomized in the, “Fitting is believing” maxim it lives by today.

“We look forward to our partnership with i-deal Optics and to bringing to our loyal consumers eyewear that captures the spirit and femininity of the Rafaella woman. We are delighted to extend the global reach of this iconic brand,” remarked George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“The Rafaella brand aligns perfectly with our strategy and desire to partner with a brand that combines fashion and comfort with a strong value proposition. Rafaella’s use of color, embellishment and pattern transfer seamlessly to the optical category and fills a white space opportunity to offer the consumer stylish frames to complement her personal look,” commented Michael Feldman, President of i-deal Optics.

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About i-deal Optics Holding, Inc.
​i-deal Optics is a leading wholesaler of eyewear and sunwear. ​The company specializes in filling the needs of the eyewear market with innovation, quality and style.
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i-deal Optics continually works with their manufacturing partners to produce the highest quality, fully featured, and best finished frames at the most controlled price points possible. The consistency they deliver year after year, along with unrivaled service, makes up the complete package their customers deserve. It is their goal to be the eyewear company that people choose to do business with again and again.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
Pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Michael Feldman
feld23@i-dealoptics.com
248-548-7289​

Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc./globenewswire

Perry Ellis International partners with Wolf Company for men’s apparel and accessories under Cubavera® trademark in Mexico

MIAMI, 2017-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today (May 30, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Wolf Company S.A. de C.V. for men’s apparel and accessories under the Cubavera® trademark in Mexico.  The collection will be available in department and specialty stores, and is planned to launch in Fall 2017.

Cubavera represents the joy, vibrancy, and color of Cuba’s unique flavor of Latin culture that inspires and fascinates.  Its heritage comes from the guayabera, an elegant casual tropical linen shirt. Cubavera transformed this symbol of Cuban ingenuity into a collection of men’s apparel and accessories with authentic Latin roots and broad consumer appeal.

Everything at Cubavera is designed to invite consumers to Live the Good Life ™, the Cubavera way.  The Cubavera “good life” is all about looking great, feeling cool, and putting a little ritmo and tropical sabor into every day. It is a brand for people who like to express themselves: with color, pasión, relaxed and put-together-style, natural charm and confidence.

“We are enthusiastic about working with Wolf Company.  This collaboration is consistent with our initiatives to expand the Cubavera brand and we look forward to marketing the brand to a new and expanded generation of consumers in Mexico,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

Jose Enrique Aguilar Gonzales, Brand Manager of Wolf Company S.A. de C.V., stated, “We are excited to partner with Cubavera and Perry Ellis International.  We will be offering the Mexican market the heritage and Latin flavor of Cubavera, which we are confident will continue to engage the Mexican consumer. Cubavera perfectly adapts to the great cultural and natural wealth of Mexico, its beaches, resort areas and holiday destinations of great importance in the world.

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Wolf Company S.A. de C.V.
Wolf Company S.A. is a 100% Mexican company with more than 40 years in the market and presence in the most important boutiques and department stores in Mexico.  Wolf Company S.A. is the pioneer in the manufacturing and development of the authentic Yucatan guayabera.  The company’s collections combine fashion, tradition, elegance and freshness in our product.

Contact:
Alberto Maduro
alberto.maduro@pery.com
305-873-1331

Jose Enrique Aguilar Gonzales
enrique.aguilar@guayabera.com.mx
011-52-01-999-981-5842 Ext 118

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International signs distribution agreement for Original Penguin by Munsingwear® men’s apparel in South Africa

MIAMI, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today (April 17, 2017) that it has entered into an agreement with Sector Apparel Group for the distribution of An Original Penguin by Munsingwear® men’s apparel in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.  These iconic products will be available in department stores and independent retailers as well as online and are planned to launch in Spring 2017.

Original Penguin offers a full range of apparel and accessories fit for the modern urbanite. Bringing together classic American sportswear and contemporary fashion with a heritage of craftsmanship.​ Original Penguin pays homage to its iconic brand heritage, having been adored by countless originals for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, fun and attention to detail can be seen in each of its products.  Original Penguin has created significant social momentum from its philanthropic social campaigns, music festival sponsorships, and Original Tracks music series as well as being a top pick among celebrities and influencers. Original Penguin ​is​ style over fashion and originality over everything.

“We are delighted to welcome Sector Apparel Group to the Original Penguin family. Working with Sector Apparel Group will not only leverage the equity of this powerful brand but also continue our strategic initiative to expand our global reach,” stated George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

Sean Fenger, Director of Sector Apparel Group said, “Sector Apparel is very excited to begin its association with Original Penguin. It is a great fit with the existing brands within our portfolio. Original Penguin is enjoying excellent growth in many international markets, and we are excited at the opportunity the brand presents in the Southern African market.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Sector Apparel Group 
Sector Apparel established in 2000 is a leading distributor of Branded Apparel clothing in Southern Africa. Sector currently distributes Lee Jeans, Wrangler, The North Face, Fox Racing, Volcom, and O’Neill in these markets.

Contact:

Anthony Pessok (EMEA)
00 353 1 405 3840
Anthony.Pessok@pery.com

Sean Fenger
+27 31 3131 400
sean.f@sectorgroup.co.za

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International announces license agreement with Optimo Group Limited for men’s, women’s and children’s watches

MIAMI, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (March 7, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Optimo Group Limited to design and distribute men’s, women’s and children’s watches under the Perry Ellis® trademark in Greater China, Japan, Korea, India and throughout ASEAN.  The collections will be distributed in department stores, jewelers and watch specialty stores, fashion boutiques and ecommerce sites.

As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. Today, this philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers modern style with versatile trend right looks that reflect the way people want to work, play and live today.

“Our ability to offer a full range of quality fashion items across many product categories and classifications has made Perry Ellis a successful brand and partnering with Optimo is consistent with our initiatives to expand Perry Ellis in international markets,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

‘We are very excited to start 2017 in partnership with Perry Ellis in Asia. We feel that with the Perry Ellis brand, Optimo has found a natural home. Consumers everywhere can expect a series of timepieces which combine Optimo Group’s watchmaking strengths with Perry Ellis’ fresh sense of style,” remarked Alexander Meerovitch, CEO of Optimo Group Limited.

The Perry Ellis® brand offers a full lifestyle sportswear collection: suit separates, mix and match shirts, trousers, knits, sweaters, outerwear and accessories. For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Optimo Group Limited
Optimo Group Limited is part of an integrated watchmaking and marketing group with many years’ experience bringing well-known US and European watch brands to market. It has access to a creative design team which is fully supported by manufacturing facilities that can operate at any scale. Centered in Hong Kong, the group’s marketing network in Asia is extensive with a solid base of physical distribution channels. It also has worldwide reach via online platforms; leveraging social media and virtual pathways to reach consumers.

Contact:
Simon Wong
Simon.wong@pery.com
+852-2339-9961

Andrea G. Tanucci
andrea@optimo-group.com
+852-3529-1519

Source:  Perry Ellis International/globenewswire

Perry Ellis International and Morel S.A. collaborate to expand luggage and travel accessory collection in international markets

MIAMI, 2017-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International announced today (Jan. 31, 2017) that it has entered into a license agreement with Morel S.A. to design and distribute men’s and women’s luggage, travel bags and back packs under the Perry Ellis® trademark in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  The collection will be distributed in department stores and upscale specialty stores with a product launch in Fall 2017.

As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. Today, this philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers modern style with versatile trend right looks that reflect the way people want to work, play and live today.

“We are pleased to partner with Morel S.A. and believe this collaboration aligns with our strategic initiatives to expand the Perry Ellis brand in international markets,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“We are very proud and excited to join the Perry Ellis family,” said Mr. Ilan Segman, General Manager of Morel S.A. “This Fall 17, we will be presenting a full luggage collection. The line will consist of a wide range of men’s and women’s luggage as well as fashion travel bags and back packs.”

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International

Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®,  Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®.  The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About Morel S.A.
Morel S.A was founded in 1963 in Panama, as an importer-distributor of luggage and travel accessories for Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. With over five decades of experience in business management, import, export, design and manufacture of products, Morel is one of the most respected companies in Latin America. Morel S.A. is the official distributor for Barbie, Hot Wheels, Betty Boop, Wilson, Arena Milano, Joe Boxer, Paul Frank among other brands.

Contact:

Alberto Maduro
Alberto.Maduro@pery.com
305-873-1331

Ilan Segman
Ilan@morelsa.com
011-507-445-2222

Source: Perry Ellis International/globenewswire