Perry Ellis International, Inc.: Original Penguin(R) Announces New Licensing
Partnership With United Kingdom Leading Childrenswear Company
Brand to Distribute Boys and Girls Apparel
MIAMI, June 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI)
(Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement
with Flyers Group PLC granting rights under the Original Penguin brand in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for boys and girls apparel to include
outerwear, T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, jeans, trousers, shorts, dresses,
skirts and specific baby items such as sleepwear and rompers.
The Original Penguin brand is one of the most recognizable consumer brands
whose product is sold internationally through company-owned retail stores,
major retailers and specialty stores, as well as on www.OriginalPenguin.com
"We are enthusiastic about working with the Flyers Group and look forward to
leveraging the global recognition of the Original Penguin brand to expand a
truly unique international children's apparel collection," commented Oscar
Feldenkreis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis
International. "We will continue to make the necessary investments to make
Original Penguin a premier apparel brand in the world. We believe this iconic
brand will perform well and help to further strengthen our relationships with
our retail partners around the world."
Boo Jalil, CEO and President of Flyers Group PLC remarked, "Every now and then
a brand comes along which generates a real frisson of excitement through the
company, from the design team through to the warehouse. We just love the way
Penguin combines a 1950s vintage feel with a sense of humour - while still
remaining classic. Our goal is to make sure that the love of Original Penguin
for a whole new generation starts when they are very young."
The Original Penguin line will be presented as a premium kidswear brand
targeting boys and girls ages 0-15 throughout Flyers' excellent portfolio of
customers ranging from high end department stores, premium stores, independent
boutiques and online retailers. Special in-house launches, showroom set-ups
and trade shows are planned, with spring 2015 collection being shown at
international trade shows starting in July 2014.
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®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C
California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by
Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, 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.
Flyers Group PLC is a dynamic, continuously expanding company with 20 years'
experience in the children's fashion industry. The group is made up of four
global companies, including a retail chain and fully audited production
facilities. With an enviable international reputation Flyers has a team of
experienced professionals skilled in the design, manufacturing and sale of
quality branded clothing. The company prides itself on delivering superb
levels of support and service. Established in 1990, and along with its Sister
company, Haddad Europe, Flyers has built an impressive branded apparel and
accessories portfolio of licensed and house owned brands.
CONTACT: Anthony Pessok
Managing Director - Licensing & International Development
Perry Ellis International Europe Ltd
Olympic House, Pleasants Street,
Dublin 8, Ireland
+3531 405 38 40
International Sales Director
Flyers Group PLC / Haddad Europe
Unit 1, Windsor Industrial Estate
424 Ware Road, Hertford
Hertfordshire SG13 7EW
+44 1664 823924
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Source: Perry Ellis International, Inc. via Globenewswire
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