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EDISON BROTHERS AGREED TO PURCHASE HARRY'S BIG-AND-TALL MEN'S STORES

 EDISON BROTHERS AGREED TO PURCHASE HARRY'S BIG-AND-TALL MEN'S STORES
 ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Brothers Stores, Inc. (NYSE: EBS)e transaction is expected to be completed in early February. The Harry's stores will be integrated into Edison's 15-store chain of Repp Ltd. big/tall/athletic shops, headquartered at the company's home office in St. Louis.
 The Harry's stores are in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida. Harry's Clothing, based in Maumee, Ohio, near Toledo, had sales of more than $21 million last year.
 "This acquisition gives us an outstanding opportunity to expand our Repp Ltd. chain," said Karl Michner, president of the Edison Menswear Group. "The Harry's stores bring with them a fine reputation and a loyal customer base, and their locations complement our existing Midwest locations."
 Edison Brothers had sales of $1.25 billion in 1990. The company operates the JW/Jeans West, Oaktree, Coda, J. Riggings, Webster/Zeidler & Zeidler, and Repp Ltd. menswear stores; 5-7-9 Shops junior apparel stores and Spirale girls' apparel stores; Joan Bari/Cabaret accessories boutiques; Bakers, Leeds, Precis, Chandlers, Wild Pair, Velocity, and Sacha London footwear stores; Fashion Shoe departments in certain department stores; Time-Out and Space Port family entertainment centers; and Dave & Buster's restaurant/entertainment complexes.
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 /CONTACT: Judy Smith of Edison Brothers Stores, 314-331-7504/
 (EBS) CO: Edison Brothers Stores Inc. ST: Missouri IN: REA SU: TNM


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