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STAGE II EXPANDS PRODUCT LINES WITH LICENSES FROM PILGRIM TOO

 NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Stage II Apparel Corp. (AMEX: SA), announced today that it has acquired various licenses of Pilgrim Too Sportswear for boys', junior boys', toddlers' and girls' activewear and casual apparel. The acquired licenses cover major Disney and Disney Babies characters and scenes as well as Looney Tunes NFL and Looney Tunes Major League Baseball themes.
 Jeff Koffman, former principal of Pilgrim Too Sportswear, has been named president of Pilgrim II Apparel Corp., a new Stage II subsidiary that will handle the new lines. Koffman and his staff will work with Jack Clark, chairman and CEO of Stage II, which will assume all the sales, marketing support and product design functions for this new product division.
 "The time is right for Stage II to continue to expand its licensed product business, and Pilgrim II represents a great opportunity for us to work with established, hot licensed properties," said Clark.
 In a separate transaction, Stage II recently acquired an 80 percent stake in Woody Sports, a Canadian supplier of men's and boys' activewear under professional sports and college licenses.
 Stage II Apparel Corp. is a publicly traded company with sales of $75 million in 1992. Stage II is one of the country's leading suppliers of brand name casual apparel to mass market and department store retailers.
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 /CONTACT: Gary Woonteiler of Stage II, 617-891-1232/
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