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2010-11-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) today announced a net loss for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, of $27.4 million, or $0.81 per basic and diluted share, which included impairment and restructuring charges totaling $25.8 million. This compares to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share in the prior year quarter, when the company recorded $0.5 million in restructuring charges. Excluding...

2010-11-09 06:55:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) today announced that it has signed IMG Licensing Worldwide (IMG) as its exclusive agent in Europe. The agreement covers most Playboy product categories and expands IMG's geographic responsibilities for licensing the Playboy brand. "PEI's successful collaboration with IMG in Asia made extending the partnership to include Europe an attractive opportunity to grow our revenue base and accelerate our...

2010-10-21 15:45:00

CHICAGO, Oct 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) today said it expects that results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, will include a non-cash write-down, which is primarily related to television programming inventory. This charge, according to preliminary estimates, is likely to be in excess of $20 million. The company said that, in addition, the quarter's results are expected to include bad debt expense of approximately $1 million and...

2010-10-21 15:21:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) will hold a conference call related to its third quarter 2010 earnings on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The company's third quarter 2010 earnings will be released prior to the market opening that morning. The call may be accessed by dialing (800) 895-1085 (for domestic callers) or (785) 424-1055 (for international callers) and using the password: Playboy. In addition, the...

2010-10-18 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) and London Clubs International (LCI) today announced plans to bring the Playboy Club back to London. The new gaming and entertainment venue will feature a restaurant, lounge, members club, table games and high-limit salon prive gaming rooms. Set to open in the first half of 2011, Playboy Club London will be located in the exclusive Mayfair area of London. "When we first opened the Playboy Club in London it was...

2010-09-15 09:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy TV International (PTVI), a leading provider of high-quality, entertainment programming for adults, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom MOD (CHT MOD), Taiwan's premiere telecommunications provider and a leader in IPTV, to launch Playboy TV and Playboy HD VOD programming in Taiwan. Playboy TV's commercial-free channel, airing in English with Chinese subtitled characters, launched...

2010-09-14 20:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Zivity.com, the social networking site that celebrates and rewards models, real women and photographers, officially announced that Playboy has begun hosting a series of contests on Zivity, with the winners receiving an opportunity to appear on Playboy.com. The contests provide a variety of models with the sought-after opportunity to appear on Playboy.com, and offers photographers the opportunity to have their photos featured on the high-traffic...

2010-09-08 12:40:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) announced today that Raleigh, N.C. native Krystal Harlow has been named the winner of Playboy's first-ever Miss Social contest. This unique four-week competition asked participants to creatively promote themselves online in an effort to increase their social graph and secure votes. Harlow, a fashion merchandising student and aspiring model, used social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and...

2010-09-07 07:42:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) (NYSE: PLA, PLAA) announced today that the special committee of its board of directors formed, as previously announced, following receipt of a proposal made by Hugh M. Hefner ("Hefner") to acquire the outstanding Class A and Class B shares of common stock of PEI that Hefner does not currently beneficially own, has retained Raine Securities LLC as its financial advisor and Kaye Scholer LLP as its legal advisor. The special...

2010-09-01 09:52:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI) today announced the appointment of Lorna M. Donohoe to the newly created cross-divisional position of senior vice president, global strategic marketing. In her new position, Donohoe will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing programs designed to enhance global awareness and impact of the Playboy brand. She will report to PEI President Alex Vaickus. "Our goal is to transform Playboy into a...