Jos. A. Bank to Award More Than $100,000 to Prom Reps, High Schools Nationwide

HAMPSTEAD, Md., Jan. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (Nasdaq:JOSB), has pledged more than $100,000 in cash, prizes and free prom gear to students and high schools nationwide through the Jos. A. Bank Prom Rep program.

High school students attending a prom this year can register online to be a Jos. A. Bank Prom Rep (

Each Jos. A. Bank Prom Rep will receive a unique ID and coupons valid for $20 off a tuxedo rental for distribution to others. Each referral rental will result in credits for the prom rep. The top four referral generators will win cash for themselves and their schools. The prizes are

  • Grand Prize - $25,000 for the prom rep and $25,000 for the prom rep's school
  • 1st Prize - $15,000 for the prom rep and $15,000 for the prom rep's school
  • 2nd Prize - $10,000 for the prom rep and $10,000 for the prom rep's school
  • 3rd Prize - $5,000 for the prom rep and $5,000 for their school

Students can track online the number of referrals for which they have received credit.

In another project offering more value to prom goers this year, Jos. A. Bank is partnering with PromGirl, the online retailer of special occasion dresses for young women. Any registered Jos. A. Prom Rep can visit and instantly win prizes including credits towards prom dresses.

"The Jos. A. Bank Prom Rep program reinforces our commitment to the youth and schools in our communities," said Jerry DeBoer, senior vice president of marketing at Jos. A. Bank. "Additionally, we understand that the cost of attending a prom can be difficult for many families and we are excited to offer students discounted rentals and to share discounts with their friends."

In addition to registering online, prom reps can visit any Jos. A. Bank store nationwide to browse a collection of more than 40 tuxedo styles, 385 tie styles and 175 vest styles. The prom rep program runs through June 30, 2014. Official contest rules are posted at

About Jos. A. Bank

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., established in 1905, is one of the nation's leading designers, manufacturers and retailers of men's classically-styled tailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories. The Company sells its full product line through 628 stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia, a nationwide catalog and an e-commerce website that can be accessed at The Company is headquartered in Hampstead, Md., and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "JOSB."

About PromGirl was founded with the idea that customers should have easy access to a large selection of top special occasion dress fashions throughout the world. Their mission is to dress women and girls for every occasion in their lives. Starting with teen events like bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet 16s, homecoming, and of course PROM, the single-most important dress purchase in a teen's life. After being there for her biggest challenges and offering a stress-free positive shopping experience for the prom, PromGirl is there with dresses for the rest of a girl's life for graduation, parties, work and formals. For their customer, it's all about the dress, and the positive experience PromGirl contributes.

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CONTACT: David Ullman EVP/CFO 410-239-5715Source:JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.