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Perry Ellis International Announces Original Penguin Accessories Agreement in Europe

MIAMI, Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International, Inc. - (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Sportsfactory Consulting Ltd. for the distribution of an Original Penguin by Munsingwear® brand sports, lifestyle and fashion accessories throughout Europe. Accessory categories include small leather goods, bags, backpacks, totes, waistbags, headwear and other accessories such as scarfs and gloves. These innovative products will be available in department stores, luxury department stores, specialty retailers, and Original Penguin retail stores as well as online and are planned to launch in Spring/Summer 2017.

Original Penguin pays homage to its rich brand heritage, having been adored by countless icons for more than 60 years. A strong influence of humor, music and attention to detail can be seen in their products. The brand reworks their archive of mid-century classics with seasonal updates to reflect a modern lifestyle. Original Penguin has created significant social momentum from its philanthropic social campaigns, music festival sponsorships, and Original Tracks music series as well as being a top pick among celebrities and influencers.

“We look forward to working with Sportsfactory in building the Original Penguin brand accessories throughout Europe and are confident this partnership will continue the expansion of our global reach,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

Ian Burslem, Managing Director of Sportsfactory said, “We are delighted to add Original Penguin to our stable of brands and look forward to delivering to the consumer new and exciting products. This iconic American Lifestyle brand is worn all over the world and has a long heritage in the market providing a perfect opportunity to expand its bags and headwear ranges.”

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®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® 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 Sportsfactory Consulting Ltd.

Sportsfactory was formed in 1999 & its primary business was initially providing Brands and Retailers worldwide with their own branded footwear & equipment products.

Our vast experience in the design and sourcing of accessories for multiple global brands combined with our strong logistics experience enables us to deliver the right product at the right price and on time.

Sportsfactory was responsible for launching the successful New Balance headwear and luggage ranges in 2013. We have now expanded our licenses to include Starter & Admiral in addition to Original Penguin.

Contact: Maria Folyk-Kushneir Senior Vice President of Licensing 212-536-5718 Maria.folyk-kushneir@pery.com Ian Burslem Managing Director 44 161 777 8566 ib@sports-factory.com

Source:Perry Ellis International, Inc.