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Men's Wearhouse CEO Faces Surgery

The retailer says founder George Zimmer has an infection that is affecting his aorta.
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said CEO George Zimmer is being evaluated for an infection that has affected a graft in his aorta. Medical options are likely to include a surgical procedure.

"While my medical situation is significant, I am confident in my full recovery," Zimmer said in a postclose press release from the Houston-based apparel chain. "Men's Wearhouse has an outstanding veteran management team and I fully expect that the company will continue operating as usual during any absence necessitated by my medical condition."

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