Haggar Clothing Co has hired Frank Keeney as manager of Haggar Sportswear. In this position, Keeney will be directly responsible for the growth of Haggar's shirt business that encompasses knits and wovens for the Black Label, Collections, Generations, and Golf sub-brands.

"Haggar's wholesale shirt business has grown to $45m since its inception in the marketplace five years ago," said Frank Bracken, president and COO. "We believe Frank's progressive sales and brand management experience, coupled with his enthusiasm, will help us increase volume with existing customers and secure new channels of distribution."

Keeney, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, comes to Haggar from Arrow Shirt Company, where he served as vice president of sales over the dress shirt division for the past year and a half. Prior to Arrow, Keeney held several management positions at Izod Lacoste, serving most recently as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Izod Menswear. Keeney was heavily involved with re-establishing Izod's menswear volume and managing a comprehensive sales organization that covered regional sales, account executives and independent sales representatives.

About Haggar
Haggar Clothing Co, the operating subsidiary of Haggar Corp (Nasdaq: HGGR), is a leading marketer of men's casual and dress apparel and women's sportswear. Haggar, which markets the Haggar brand, also operates a private label division called Horizon Group, which manufactures clothing for department stores and mass merchants around the world; a womenswear division called Jerell that launched Haggar womenswear this month; and has subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan. In addition, Haggar holds the exclusive license for DKNY men's classification pants in the United States and Canada, and is negotiating a license for Claiborne pants in North America.