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Perry Ellis seeks to expand global reach with new hire

MIAMI — Perry Ellis has appointed Stanley Silverstein as president of international development and global licensing. In this role, Silverstein will be responsible for driving the company's footprint globally across its brand portfolio. 

Silverstein joins the company from PVH Corporation where he was responsible for driving Warnaco's international expansion during his 29-year tenure. He will report directly to George Feldenkreis, chairman and CEO, and Oscar Feldenkreis, president and COO of the company.

"Stanley has a proven track record of success with global expansion, and he possesses exceptional skills in international business strategies and development and we are pleased to have him in our organization," said George Feldenkreis. "His outstanding business relationships as well as his considerable management experience as a top executive in a major apparel corporation will be invaluable as we expand and strengthen our executive team and our brand portfolio worldwide."

"Stanley will be a real asset to our organization," added Oscar Feldenkreis. "There is tremendous appetite for our brands across the globe and now we have the dedicated leadership to pursue those opportunities. Stanley is a leader whose considerable experience will help shape our organization for the future."

"I am very excited to join with George and Oscar to leverage the powerful global equity of Perry Ellis' portfolio of brands. I believe we have significant opportunities to enhance shareholder value by expanding and optimizing Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, as well as other sport and lifestyle brands in both developed and emerging markets," said Silverstein.

Silverstein is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He has served as a guest lecturer and panelist on international development for several organizations including Fashion Institute of Technology, American Apparel Footwear Association and Women's Wear Daily Global Markets.

Perry Ellis International is a leading designer, distributor and licenser of a broad line of men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances, as well as select children's apparel. 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 national and international brands, including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Laundry by Shelli Segal, C&C California, Rafaella, Cubavera, Ben Hogan, Centro, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Gotcha, MCD, John Henry, Mondo di Marco, Redsand, Manhattan, Axist, Farah, Anchor Blue, Miller's Outpost, Tahoe River Outfitters, Original Khaki Company and Techworks. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including Nike and Jag for swimwear and Callaway, PGA TOUR and Champions Tour for golf apparel.  

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