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Perry Ellis International Names Doug Jakubowski as Chief Merchandising Officer for the Perry Ellis Division.

MIAMI -- Perry Ellis (NASDAQ:PERY) announced today the appointment and return of Doug Jakubowski as Chief Merchandising Officer - leading all global operations for the Perry Ellis brand. Jakubowski who previously held several executive level positions with both Salant Corporation and Perry Ellis International returns to Perry Ellis to guide the product strategy for the Perry Ellis brand from design conception to product assortment to its final presentation in stores. He will report directly to Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International, Inc.

"Doug has a proven track record of success with global brands, and he possesses exceptional skills in merchandising and design, and we are thrilled to have him back within our organization," said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of Perry Ellis International, Inc. "His strong business capabilities, creativity, and approachable management style will be invaluable as we seek to continue strengthening Perry Ellis as a world-class lifestyle brand."

Jakubowski joins Perry Ellis International, Inc. from Kenneth Cole Productions, where he most recently served as Chief Merchandising Officer, responsible for the development of all footwear, apparel, & accessories within the Company's wholesale, retail, & international divisions.

For eight years, from 1997 to 2005, Jakubowski held executive level positions with both Salant Corporation and Perry Ellis International including President of the Perry Ellis division from 2003 to 2005, responsible for the day to day operation of the men's sportswear, dress shirt, and accessory divisions.

Jakubowski is a graduate of LIM College in New York City and a member of the board of directors of several local New York organizations.

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, as well as select children's apparel. 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(R), Jantzen(R), Laundry by Shelli Segal(R), C&C California(R), Rafaella(R), Cubavera(R), Centro(R), Solero(R), Munsingwear(R), Savane(R), Original Penguin(R) by Munsingwear(R), Grand Slam(R), Natural Issue(R), Pro Player(R), the Havanera Co.(R), Axis(R), Tricots St. Raphael(R), Gotcha(R), Girl Star(R), MCD(R), John Henry(R), Mondo di Marco(R), Redsand(R), Manhattan(R), Axist(R), Farah(R), Anchor Blue(R) and Miller's Outpost(R). The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Pierre Cardin(R) for men's sportswear, Nike(R) and Jag(R) for swimwear, and Callaway(R), TOP-FLITE(R), PGA TOUR(R) and Champions Tour(R) for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.
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