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Perry Ellis International Signs Licensing Deal With Delta Galil for Ben Hogan(R) Socks

MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Delta Galil Industries granting rights to design and distribute Ben Hogan socks. Distribution will initially concentrate on Walmart Canada locations and on walmart.com. The Ben Hogan sock collection complements the Ben Hogan golf apparel collection which is currently available in 2,000 retail doors.

The sock collection will feature innovative products that are styled, designed and infused with superior performance features like targeted cushioning, engineered ventilation, arch support and comfort welts.

"We are pleased to expand the relationship we've established with Delta Galil and with the potential this license brings to both our companies. Known for their strength in design, product and material innovation, we look forward to working with the Delta team offering exciting, original product for our customers while expanding our global reach," commented Oscar Feldenkreis, President and COO of Perry Ellis International.

"We are excited to work on the Ben Hogan brand, particularly in the socks category where we are strongly differentiated competitively, and where sales potential continues to climb," said Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil. "We are very proud to partner with a brand whose vision is as strong as the man who inspired it. This expanded relationship helps us to continue to execute our strategy, grow our global business, build our licensed portfolio and broaden our international presence."

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®, 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.

About Delta Galil Industries

Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children. Since its inception in 1975, the Company has continually strived to create products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. Delta Galil develops innovative seamless apparel including bras, shapewear and socks; intimate apparel for women; extensive lines of underwear for men; babywear, activewear, sleepwear, and leisurewear. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com.

About Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan is a line of inspired golf apparel for both the serious golfer as well as weekend enthusiast, with a technical superiority designed for both men and women. Inspired by golf legend, Ben Hogan, who won 68 PGA TOUR events and holds nine championship titles, the collection is guided by a commitment to performance and "quest for perfection." Owned by Perry Ellis International, the brand is known not only for a unique blend of quality and fashion, but for being reflective of the legendary golfer's exceptional sense of style and passion for excellence.

CONTACT: For more information: Pamela Fields VP International Development & Licensing 212-536-5602 Pamela.fields@pery.com U.S. Media Contact: Stacy Berns/Danielle Poggi Berns Communications Group +1-212-994-4660 sberns@bcg-pr.com

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.