MIAMI, June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it entered into a license agreement with ACI International, for Ben Hogan ® men's golf-inspired casual footwear and men's performance golf footwear. ACI has developed a product line designed for the golfer as well as the golf enthusiast. This agreement expands a strong partnership between the two companies as well as an expansion into a new product classification for the Ben Hogan brand. "ACI International is a true leader in the footwear business, manufacturing, distributing and marketing exceptional product for years," said Oscar Feldenkreis, president and Chief Operating Officer for Perry Ellis International. "They've been a valued partner of ours, producing footwear for the Perry Ellis brand, as well as for Original Penguin, so entering into this exciting new phase with them for the Ben Hogan brand is a natural progression." Los Angeles-based ACI International brings to the partnership over 40 years of experience, producing product for men, women and children for some of the most recognizable brands in footwear in a range of lifestyles. The Ben Hogan collection will be comprised of innovative product styled, designed and infused with top-notch performance consistent with the legendary golfer for whom the brand is named. "We are so excited to be partnering with Perry Ellis and the Ben Hogan brand to launch a line of men's footwear reflective of the legend himself...a collection with an exceptional sense of style and quality," said CEO of ACI International, Steve Jackson. The new footwear offering is scheduled to launch at retail in Fall 2014. It will be available at retail and specialty golf stores, where Ben Hogan product is currently sold. Follow the Ben Hogan brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for up-to-date information on this and other product news and promotions. For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company's entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com . About Perry Ellis International Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women'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, dresses 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 Ellis®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com. About ACI International Headquartered in Los Angeles, ACI International has been a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of men's women's and children's footwear brands for over 40 years. Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI International successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution. Visit aciint.com for more information.
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