Perry Ellis International Announces a New License Agreement for Original Penguin

MIAMI, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Revman International Inc., a Kaltex company, granting rights to design and distribute  Original Penguin by Munsingwear® bedding and bath home products in the United States and Canada.  The collection will include comforters, duvet covers, shams, decorative pillows, sheets, as well as bath and beach towels. The collection will mix the brand’s rich athletic heritage with the wild world of safari, creating vintage sporting looks fit for the casual lifestyle.  Distribution is planned in better department stores, home specialty shops and better websites with a planned launch at retail for Spring 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 are excited to partner with Revman International and look forward to working with their team to offer Original Penguin’s lifestyle products in the U.S. and Canada.  This relationship will complement our solid market position as we continue the expansion of our global reach,” commented George Feldenkreis, Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International.

“The Original Penguin brand holds a unique place in classic American sportswear that has appealed to young trendsetters in each generation,” states Rich Roman, president and CEO of Revman International.  “I am very enthusiastic about the way their iconic style will translate into home fashion products that are colorful, fresh, and relevant to modern lifestyles.”

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 Revman International Inc., a Kaltex company
Revman International Inc., a Kaltex company headquartered in New York, is a leading provider of high quality lifestyle bed and bath products. Revman maintains unique licensing arrangements with an impressive portfolio of internationally recognized designer brands including Nautica, Vera Wang, Tommy Bahama, Wedgwood, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Marimekko and Laura Ashley, among many others. Their products are available through all major levels of retail distribution in the United States as well as retailers in Canada, Mexico, and South America. For more information, please visit www.revman.com.

CONTACT: Contact:

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

April Bracco 
ABracco@revman.com