Perry Ellis International Announces Home Textile License for Original Penguin

MIAMI, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Manufacturas Kaltex, S.A. de C.V. ("Kaltex Home") for home textile products including coordinated sheets, pillow cases, comforter duvets, bed skirts, decorative pillows, throws, shams, blankets, quilts and window treatments as well as bath products including coordinated towels, shower curtains, bath rugs, waste baskets, soap dishes, soap dispensers, tissue box covers and other bath accessories for customers in Mexico under the Original Penguin® brand.

The Original Penguin brand is a youth culture icon that represents a mix of American Sportswear and contemporary fashion appealing to a style-savvy consumer.

"We are delighted to welcome Kaltex to the Original Penguin family. Kaltex Home is a leading manufacturer of textiles and home goods in the continent making it an ideal collaborative partner to represent Original Penguin bedding and bath lines in Mexico. We are enthusiastic about working with Kaltex to leverage the strong brand equity of Original Penguin in Mexico and execute our strategic initiative to expand our global reach," stated Oscar Feldenkreis, president and chief operating officer of Perry Ellis International.

Moises Kalach, CEO of Manufacturas Kaltex remarked, "Partnering with Original Penguin for Kaltex Home is an excellent growth opportunity. We are in love with the brand and look forward to selling fun and innovative Original Penguin home goods for your bed and baths in Mexico."

Targeted retailers will include major department and upscale stores both online and brick and mortar in Mexico. These innovative products are planned to launch in Spring 2016.

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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®, 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

About Kaltex Home:

Kaltex Home is the Home Textiles division of the Kaltex Group. Kaltex Home is one of the very few fully vertical home textile operations manufacturing in North America. Today, Kaltex Home is the leader in Home Textiles in the Department Store Channel in Mexico with a great portfolio of brands and licenses. In the international market, Kaltex Home is the manufacturing arm in North America of sister companies within the Kaltex Group such as Revman International (USA) and Coltejer (Colombia).

CONTACT: Pamela Fields VP of International Development and Licensing Perry Ellis International, Inc. Office: 212-536-5602 Moises Kalach CEO, Kaltex Home Office: 011525557265727

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