Thursday, June 13, 2013

Perry Ellis International (PERY) 20th Anniversary on NASDAQ and New Manhattan Headquarters

MIAMI, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 12, 2013, Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) will commemorate its 20th year trading on the NASDAQ under the stock symbol PERY, with a bell-ringing ceremony in New York. George Feldenkreis, PEI chairman and CEO, and Oscar Feldenkreis, vice chairman, president and COO, will be bringing the trading day to a close.

PEI is further highlighting its 20th anniversary as a publicly-traded company with a multi-brand campaign on the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower marquee in Times Square. During the month, a variety of videos for brands including Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Rafaella, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Callaway golf apparel, PGA TOUR apparel, and others, will rotate on the 7-story high screen throughout the day. This represents approximately 10,000 square feet of illuminated signage and quite the anniversary present.

With global offices around the world, PEI continues to expand its fashion brands through new stores, expanded product offerings and attractive licensing agreements. In fact, the Company's New York-based brands, which include Perry Ellis and Original Penguin, will be moving into new offices where they can enjoy the increased productivity and idea-sharing opportunities of doing business together. It's an exciting move and to an exciting new location — the famous Hippodrome building, located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas.

Taking up residence on the 7th, 8th and 14th floors of the high-rise building, these powerhouse brands will now enjoy 96,350 square feet of space including new showrooms, conference rooms, executive offices, associate work spaces and more.

"This move marks a milestone for Perry Ellis," said Oscar Feldenkreis. "We are thrilled with the potential of this new location and look forward to collaborative results of consolidating our showrooms and offices into one location."

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, as well as select children's apparel. 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®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Centro®, Munsingwear®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, Natural Issue®, Pro Player®, the Havanera Co.®, Gotcha®, MCD®, John Henry®, Mondo di Marco®, Redsand®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Farah®, Anchor Blue®, Miller's Outpost®, Tahoe River Outfitters®, Original Khaki Company® and Techworks®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR® and Champions Tour® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at

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CONTACT: Perry Ellis International

         Anita Britt


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