NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jones Group Inc. ("Jones") (NYSE: JNY) today announced that it has priced a public offering of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of its 6.875% Senior Notes due 2019. The notes will be issued at 103.5% of par value, providing a yield to maturity of 6.210%. Interest will be paid semi-annually on the 15th day of March and September beginning March 15, 2013. These notes will be issued as additional notes under the indenture pursuant to which Jones issued $300 million in aggregate principal amount of its 6.875% Senior Notes due 2019 on March 7, 2011. The additional notes will be treated as a single series with, and will have the same terms as, the existing 2019 notes and will be fungible with the existing 2019 notes. The offering will be made under an effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes. Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Wells Fargo Securities will serve as Joint Book-Running Managers on this transaction. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Citigroup at the following address: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220 or by calling the following toll-free number: (800) 831-9146. About TheJones Group Inc. The Jones Group Inc. ( www.jonesgroupinc.com) is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands with product expertise in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags. The Jones Group has a reputation for innovation, excellence in product quality and value, operational execution and talent. The Company also markets directly to consumers through branded specialty retail and outlet stores, through concessions at upscale department stores and through its e-commerce sites. The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements (L) include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Kurt Geiger, Rachel Roy (L), Robert Rodriguez, Robbi & Nikki, Stuart Weitzman, Brian Atwood (L), Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, l.e.i., Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane, Erika, Napier, Jessica Simpson (L), Givenchy (L), Judith Jack, Albert Nipon, Pappagallo and Rafe (L).