Men's Wearhouse Receives Clearance From Office of Fair Trading for Acquisition of Dimensions Clothing Limited and Alexandra plcBy Mens Wearhouse, PRNE
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
HOUSTON, November 4, 2010 - Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) announced today that it has received clearance
from The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the United Kingdom's consumer and
competition authority, for the acquisition of Dimensions Clothing Limited
("Dimensions") and certain assets of Alexandra plc, two leading providers of
corporate clothing uniforms and workwear in the UK.
George Zimmer, Men's Wearhouse Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, stated, "We are pleased to be informed by the OFT that it has given
its clearance of our previously announced acquisition of Dimensions and the
assets of Alexandra. The integration of our UK businesses is progressing as
expected, and we are excited about this growth opportunity and its impact on
our financial results going forward."
Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest
specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,219 stores. The Men's Wearhouse,
Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and
private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men's
Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. Tuxedo rentals are
available in the Men's Wearhouse, Moores and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores.
Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and
workwear group consisting of TwinHill in the United States and Dimensions and
Alexandra in the United Kingdom.
This press release contains forward-looking information. The
forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements may be significantly impacted by various factors, including
sensitivity to economic conditions and consumer confidence, possibility of
limited ability to expand Men's Wearhouse stores, possibility that certain of
our expansion strategies may present greater risks, changes in foreign
currency rates and other factors described in the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2010 and subsequent Forms
For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the company's
website at www.menswearhouse.com. The website for Dimensions is
www.dimensions.co.uk and the website for Alexandra is alexandra.co.uk.
CONTACT: Neill Davis, EVP & CFO, Men's Wearhouse +1-281-776-7000 Ken Dennard, DRG&L +1-713-529-6600
Neill Davis, EVP & CFO of Men's Wearhouse, +1-281-776-7000; or Ken Dennard of DRG&L, +1-713-529-6600, for Men's Wearhouse
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