Perry Ellis to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell on September 13
NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Perry Ellis International [PERY] will be taking over NASDAQ on Monday September 13, when company executives ring the exchange’s closing bell in honor of Fashion Week and the 30th anniversary of the namesake Perry Ellis menswear collection
At 4 PM, George Feldenkreis, Chairman and CEO of Perry Ellis International and Oscar Feldenkreis, President and COO, will lead John Crocco, creative director for the Perry Ellis brand, and several models donning the brand’s latest looks, as the company brings the trading day to a close.
“As we celebrate this landmark year, we continue to be very confident with our current market position and successful business strategies,” said George Feldenkreis. “In ringing the NASDAQ bell, we aim to usher in the next thirty years of success for our brands.”
Perry Ellis International heads to the exchange after posting strong results for the first half of fiscal 2011 in which earnings per share increased to $.66 from $.04 during the first half of the prior fiscal year. The company also increased its outlook for full year earnings.
One of the most popular designers of the 1980s, Perry Ellis brought a new look to American sportswear. When he launched his first menswear collection, his designs were famous for their unpretentious, sophisticated and timeless versatility. Often described as an innovator, even as a maverick, Ellis once said, “I don’t make fashion. I make clothes.” Over a quarter of a century after the launch of the Perry Ellis line, his name and legend still command attention. Historically, Perry Ellis is one of the great American fashion brands. His signature styles continue to influence designers around the world today.
After ringing the closing bell, the Perry Ellis executive team will head to Lincoln Center where the company will debut its Spring 2011 Collection on the runway as part of New York Fashion Week.
For those who want to attend the fashion show from the comfort of home, the Perry Ellis Spring 2011 Fashion Show will stream live at: www.PerryEllis.com and on the Perry Ellis fan page: www.facebook.com/PerryEllis starting at 7 pm ET.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear 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 EllisÃ‚®, JantzenÃ‚®, Laundry by Shelli SegalÃ‚®, C&C CaliforniaÃ‚®, CubaveraÃ‚®, CentroÃ‚®, SoleroÃ‚®, MunsingwearÃ‚®, SavaneÃ‚®, Original PenguinÃ‚® by MunsingwearÃ‚®, Grand SlamÃ‚®, Natural IssueÃ‚®, Pro PlayerÃ‚®, the Havanera Co.Ã‚®, AxisÃ‚®, Tricots St. RaphaelÃ‚®, GotchaÃ‚®, Girl StarÃ‚®, MCDÃ‚®, John HenryÃ‚®, Mondo di MarcoÃ‚®, RedsandÃ‚®, ManhattanÃ‚®, AxistÃ‚® and FarahÃ‚®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Pierre CardinÃ‚® for men’s sportswear, NikeÃ‚® and JagÃ‚® for swimwear, and Callaway GolfÃ‚®, TOP-FLITEÃ‚®, PGA TOURÃ‚® and Champions TourÃ‚® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.
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