Perry Ellis International Names Stanley Silverstein as President International
Development and Global Licensing
MIAMI, Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis (Nasdaq:PERY) announced
today the appointment of Stanley Silverstein as President International
Development and Global Licensing. In this role, Stanley will be responsible
for driving the Company's footprint in international geographies across its
brand portfolio. Stanley joins the Company from PVH Corporation and was
responsible for driving Warnaco's international expansion during his 29 year
tenure.He will report directly to George Feldenkreis, Chairman and CEO and
Oscar Feldenkreis, President and COO of the Company.
"Stanley has a proven track record of success with global expansion, and he
possesses exceptional skills in international business strategies and
development and we are pleased to have him in our organization," said George
Feldenkreis. "His outstanding business relationships as well as his
considerable management experience as a top executive in a major apparel
corporation will be invaluable as we expand and strengthen our executive team
and our brand portfolio worldwide."
"Stanley will be a real asset to our organization," added Oscar
Feldenkreis."There is tremendous appetite for our brands across the globe and
now we have the dedicated leadership to pursue those opportunities.Stanley is
a leader whose considerable experience will help shape our organization for
Stanley Silverstein commented, "I am very excited to join with George and
Oscar to leverage the powerful global equity of Perry Ellis' portfolio of
brands.I believe we have significant opportunities to enhance shareholder
value by expanding and optimizing Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, as well as
other sport and lifestyle brands in both developed and emerging markets."
Stanley is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.He has served as
a guest lecturer and panelist on international development for several
organizations including Fashion Institute of Technology, American Apparel
Footwear Association and Women's Wear Daily Global Markets.
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 http://www.pery.com.
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future capital needs and our ability to obtain financing, our ability to
protect our trademarks, our ability to integrate acquired businesses,
trademarks, trade names and licenses, our ability to predict consumer
preferences and changes in fashion trends and consumer acceptance of both new
designs and newly introduced products, the termination or non-renewal of any
material license agreements to which we are a party, changes in the costs of
raw materials, labor and advertising, our ability to carry out growth
strategies including expansion in international and direct to consumer retail
markets, the level of consumer spending for apparel and other merchandise, our
ability to compete, exposure to foreign currency risk and interest rate risk,
possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity and
armed conflict, and other factors set forth in Perry Ellis International's
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