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Ms Anita Britt joins Perry Ellis
Feb '09
Perry Ellis International announced that Ms. Anita D. Britt, C.P.A. is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 2nd, 2009.

Ms. Britt joins Perry Ellis International with over 15 years of experience in the apparel/retail industry, most recently with Urban Brands Inc., where she was EVP and Chief Financial Officer since 2006. At Urban Brands, Ms. Britt managed all areas of finance, information systems, distribution and real estate financial operations. During her tenure she worked on enhancing the profitability and liquidity profile of the company.

Prior to Urban Brands, Ms. Britt spent over twelve years at Jones Apparel Group, Inc, where she held multiple leadership positions within Finance and Investor Relations, including Executive Vice President of Finance from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Britt is a Certified Public Accountant.

"We are pleased to welcome Anita to the Perry Ellis International family and are very excited about the wealth of experience and leadership that she will add to our management team," commented George Feldenkreis, Chairman and CEO.

"The industry is in a transformational period. We are focused on guiding Perry Ellis International through this challenging period, while strengthening our position to continue our path of successful and continued growth. Anita's experience marries perfectly with our corporate objectives and growth initiatives."

Mr. Thomas D'Ambrosio, who has served as interim CFO, will return to his role as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for Perry Ellis International.

"I want to personally thank Tom for stepping in when needed. He helped guide the company through a period of numerous initiatives, including the acquisition and integration of Laundry by Shelli Segal and C&C California as well as the implementation of cost reduction initiatives derived from our Strategic Review plan. I look forward to his continued and valued contributions as a key member of our management team," Mr. Feldenkreis concluded.

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