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In a groundbreaking partnership, which brings the powerful world of DC Comics Super Heroes together with one of the nation's most prominent retailers, Bloomingdale's stores and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have joined forces to celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of DC Comics. This holiday season, Bloomingdale's will debut brand-new shops featuring DC Comics-inspired clothing and accessories that are sure to be among the season's most sought-after gifts. Designers contributing to the exclusive collection include Trunk, Junk Food, Converse, Psycho Bunny and JACK SPADE in men's and Because We Were Bored in Young World.
The Realtree Girl and Realtree Outfitters collections will feature a broad range of fashion apparel providing outdoor enthusiasts with trendy casual clothing. Realtree Girl was launched in 2006, offering endless options that reflect her love of the outdoors. A full line of Realtree Outfitters casual apparel and headwear is being introduced this fall for adventurers and outdoor sportsman. These collections will be sold through a wide range of distribution channels including outdoor retailers, sporting goods stores and department stores.
NexCen Brands Announces Expansion of Six Franchised Brands in Africa : fashion licensing
The master franchise agreement calls for the development of 58 stores across the six franchised brands in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe over a 10-year term. These stores will be the first NexCen franchised stores in these African countries. The Company recently announced the opening of the first TAF store in Botswana under a separate agreement signed in October 2008 with a different developer.
Kenneth J. Hall, Chief Executive Officer of NexCen Brands, Inc., stated, “We look forward to working with Teixeira and other franchisees to expand our franchised brands’ presence in Africa, and believe there is great opportunity and appetite for our brands in developing countries. The agreement with Teixeira is a prime example of a master developer taking advantage of our diverse brand portfolio to enter new markets with multiple franchised brands.”
Chris Dull, President of NexCen Franchise Management, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of NexCen Brands, stated, “We are excited to introduce our franchised brands to new consumers in Africa. We hope that our training, marketing and operational support, coupled with Teixeira’s knowledge of the local market, will result in strong growth of our franchised brands in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe.”
About NexCen Brands, Inc.
NexCen Brands, Inc. is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. It owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes two retail franchise concepts: TAF™ and Shoebox New York®, as well as five quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® and Pretzel Time®. The brands are managed by NexCen Franchise Management, Inc., a subsidiary of NexCen Brands.
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Dickies and Daystone International Announce Conclusion of Licensing Agreement
Daystone International, a wholly owned subsidiary of San Sun Hat and Cap Co. Ltd, has been a strong licensee for Dickies. The company will continue to fulfill Dickies licensed orders through 2009. Daystone International will also continue operations in Atlanta through December 2009. Following that, the company’s new headquarters will be located in Roselle, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
Dickies is not currently accepting proposals for a new licensing partner in headwear and cold weather accessories.
For further information, please contact Dickies Vice President of Licensing Michael Penn (1-800-336-7201) or Daystone International Vice President of Sales Mike Davis (615.776.4247).
Since its beginnings in Fort Worth, Texas in 1922, the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company has grown from a humble manufacturer of bib overalls into a global brand powerhouse, with DICKIES work pants, shirts, denim, outerwear, school uniforms, outdoor gear, medical and chefs apparel and an extensive licensing program offering sturdy head-to-toe clothing options for hardworking men and women of all ages, professions, regions and interests. Williamson-Dickie operates through subsidiaries in North America, Canada and Europe as well as exclusive distributorship around the world. For more information, visit www.dickies.com.
About Daystone International
Daystone is a worldwide manufacturer and importer of a wide variety of caps including fully decorated and blank products for retail and advertising specialty channels. For more information visit www.daystone.com.
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Under the terms of the agreement, Kurt Geiger will offer women's footwear, handbags and small leather goods beginning with the spring 2010 product lines. Kurt Geiger will distribute the products through department stores and also intends to open freestanding Nine West stores in the UK and Ireland, including flagship locations. The initial term of the agreement is for seven years and includes an option for renewal. Additional terms were not disclosed.
From June 2-4, Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Convention Center will be transformed into “The Runway on 7th Avenue” as Licensing International Expo 2009 partners with Onebox Productions, a top industry fashion show production company, to create the show's first ever series of live fashion performances. From t-shirts and sneakers to contemporary sportswear and high street fashion, apparel licensing continues to be a tremendous area of brand diversity and growth for countless exhibitors at the premier marketplace for the $191 billion global licensing industry.
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (NYSE: PVH) announced today that it has licensed Free Country Ltd., a leading outerwear supplier based in New York, to design, produce and market men’s and women’s coats and jackets in the United States under PVH’s well-known IZOD brand.
NexCen Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXC) recently announced that it completed the sale of its Bill Blass licensing business to Peacock International Holdings, LLC on December 24, 2008 pursuant to an asset purchase agreement executed on the same day.
Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Peacock International purchased substantially all of the assets related to the Bill Blass licensing business for approximately $10.0 million in cash. NexCen will use the proceeds from the sale, net of certain transaction costs, to pay down the debt associated with the Bill Blass business. Rothschild Inc. acted as the financial advisor to NexCen.
Selected Preliminary Third Quarter Results
The Company (“NexCen”) reported preliminary unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. Kenneth J. Hall, Chief Executive Officer of NexCen, stated, “Revenues from continuing operations are expected to have almost doubled compared to the same period of 2007. We have reduced operating expenses and improved cash flows through the quarter. In addition, our sales pipeline of Letters of Intent and Franchise Agreements has continued to grow as the year has progressed. Overall, we are encouraged by our performance in our franchise business, despite a difficult economic environment.”