July 24, 2017

Perry Ellis International Announces Expansion of Men's and Boy's Footwear License for Perry Ellis Brand

MIAMI, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today it is rounding out its license agreement with ACI International by further extending the men's and boy's casual footwear line into boy's flip flops and slippers under the Perry Ellis® trademark in the U.S. and Canada. The license complements the Company's interest in showcasing its diverse portfolio of brands to customers of all ages in new and exciting ways.

The Perry Ellis collection will be distributed in department stores and family footwear chains with a product launch in Spring 2018.   

As a designer, Perry Ellis played with fashion convention simply by not taking it so seriously. Following only what felt right. In doing so, he redefined the fashion industry. This philosophy continues to inspire the Perry Ellis brand which offers modern style with versatile trend right looks that reflect the way people want to work, play and live today.

"We are pleased to expand our collaboration with ACI International.  We currently have a license agreement with them for Perry Ellis men's and boy's dress, casual and sport footwear categories.  This new license rounds out the total footwear business," commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

"We have worked closely with the team at Perry Ellis over these past 10 years to build together a very successful dress and casual footwear business for men and boys.  We are excited to now have the opportunity to work on other important categories with flip flops and slippers," said Steve Jackson, CEO of ACI International.

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®, An 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 ACI International
Headquartered in Los Angeles, ACI International has been a leading manufacturer, distributer and marketer of men's women's and children's footwear brands for over 40 years.  Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI International successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution.  Visit www.acifootwear.com for more information.

Contact:

Maria Folyk-Kushneir
maria.folyk-kushneir@pery.com
212-536-5718

Steven Jackson
sjackson@aciint.com
1-800-421-0720


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