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EDISON BROTHERS ADDS TO MEN'S BIG-AND-TALL ACQUISITION WITH 25 MORE STORES

 ST. LOUIS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the announcement earlier this week of agreements to purchase 48 men's big-and-tall apparel stores from two companies, Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. (NYSE: EBS) has further agreed to purchase 25 men's big-and-tall stores from Big & Tall Shoppes of America, based in Boston. The transaction is expected to be completed in late June.
 These 25 stores, located in the East, Midwest, and Southwest, operate under the names Big & Tall Shoppes and Jerry Leonard. They represent annual sales of about $14 million.
 After all 73 stores are acquired, Edison big-and-tall men's chain will total 132 stores. Edison's existing big-and-tall stores operate under the names Repp Ltd. and Harry's.
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 /CONTACT: Judy Smith, 314-331-7504, for Edison Brothers Stores, Inc./
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CO: Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., Big & Tall Shoppes of America ST: Missouri IN: REA SU: TNM

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