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Jantzen Supports 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America.

Entertainment Editors/Retail Writers

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2003

Jantzen Inc. ("Jantzen"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Perry Ellis International Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), participated in the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America by offering the show's presenters and performers a complimentary Jantzen swimsuit and cover-up of their choice as part of the esteemed gift basket.

"We were thrilled to support this prestigious Latin awards show," said Brian Murphy, Jantzen's director of marketing. "All of the show's participants received the Jantzen catalogs from which they could select swimwear that complements their own personal style."

The second annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America took place on October 23, 2003 at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami, Fla. This show, broadcast live on MTV, honored the Latin American music community and featured performances by Alejandro Sanz, Sum 41, La Ley, Iggy Pop and Natalia Lafourcade. Nominees included Cafe Tacuba, Molotov, Gustavo Cerati, Juanes and Mana.

About Jantzen

Founded in 1910, Jantzen Inc. was acquired by Perry Ellis International Inc. in 2002. Jantzen, one of the world's best-known brands and makers of swimwear, maintains its headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

About Perry Ellis International Inc.

Perry Ellis International Inc. (PEI) is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's sportswear, including casual and dress casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and swimwear to all levels of retail distribution. PEI, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns or licenses a portfolio of brands that includes 25 of the leading names in fashion such as Perry Ellis(R), Jantzen(R), Munsingwear(R), John Henry(R), Grand Slam(R), Natural Issue(R), Penguin Sport(R), Ping(R) golf apparel, the Havanera Co.(TM), Axis(R), and Tricots St. Raphael(R). Additional information on PEI is available at http://www.pery.com.
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