Men's Wearhouse Announces Early Termination Agreement Between Jos. A. Bank And Jim's Formal Wear


FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced an early termination agreement between its subsidiary, Jos. A. Bank, and Jim's Formal Wear, effective December 31, 2014.  The Company will record a one-time charge of $4.5 million in its fiscal 2014 third quarter in connection with early termination of this contract.

Doug Ewert, Men's Wearhouse president and chief executive officer, commented, "We are pleased about the early termination of the Jim's Formal Wear contract to supply tuxedo rental inventory to Jos. A. Bank.  As of January 1, 2015 we will be leveraging our internal tuxedo rental inventory and logistics to serve the Jos. A. Bank tuxedo operations."

Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's apparel with 1,766 stores.  The Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories in exclusive and non-exclusive merchandise brands and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection.  Most K&G stores carry a full selection of women's apparel.  Tuxedo rentals are available in the Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores and Men's Wearhouse and Tux stores.  Additionally, Men's Wearhouse operates a global corporate apparel and workwear group consisting of Twin Hill in the United States and Dimensions, Alexandra and Yaffy in the United Kingdom.

This press release contains forward-looking information.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and a variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated or expected results expressed in or suggested by these forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements may be significantly impacted by various factors, including, but not limited to: actions by governmental entities, domestic and international economic activity and inflation, success, or lack thereof, in executing our internal operating plans and new store and new market expansion plans, including successful integration of acquisitions such as Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., performance issues with key suppliers, disruption in buying trends due to homeland security concerns, severe weather, foreign currency fluctuations, government export and import policies, aggressive advertising or marketing activities of competitors; and legal proceedings. Future results will also be dependent upon our ability to continue to identify and complete successful expansions and penetrations into existing and new markets and our ability to integrate such expansions with our existing operations.

These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements: (1) the possibility that the expected benefits from the Jos. A. Bank transaction will not be realized within the anticipated time period, (2) the risks related to the costs and difficulties related to the integration of Jos. A. Bank's business and operations with Men's Wearhouse's business and operations, (3) the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, cost savings and synergies from the transaction, (4) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the transaction, (5) litigation relating to the transaction, (6) the inability to retain key personnel and (7) the possible disruption that may be caused by the transaction to the business and operations of Men's Wearhouse and its relationships with customers, employees and other third parties.

The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. Except for the ongoing obligations of Men's Wearhouse to disclose material information under the federal securities laws, Men's Wearhouse undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.  Other factors that may impact the forward-looking statements are described in Men's Wearhouse's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.  For additional information on Men's Wearhouse, please visit the Company's websites at www.menswearhouse.com, www.josbank.com, www.mooresclothing.com, www.kgstores.com, www.twinhill.com, www.dimensions.co.uk and www.alexandra.co.uk.

Contact:

Kelly Dilts, SVP, Finance & IR
(281) 776-7239

Ken Dennard
Dennard - Lascar Associates
(713) 529-6600
ken@dennardlascar.com

SOURCE Men's Wearhouse