Men's Wearhouse (NASDAQ National Market System Symbol: MENS) today said that consolidated sales (excluding sales from its C&R stores, US based Moores stores, and Suitmax stores) for the four and seventeen weeks ended May 27, 2000 increased 12.0 percent and 12.7 percent, respectively, over the prior comparable periods. Including sales from those stores, consolidated sales for the four and seventeen weeks ended May 27, 2000 increased 10.7 percent to $100.4 million (over $90.7 million) and 11.1 percent to $388.3 million (over $349.6 million), respectively.

Comparable U.S. store sales for the four weeks ended May 27, 2000 increased 4.5 percent versus an 8.3 percent increase for the four weeks ended May 29, 1999. Year to date 2000 comparable store sales increased 5.1 percent compared with an increase of 6.3 percent for year to date 1999.

The company's comparable Canadian (Moores Clothing for Men) store sales for the four weeks ended May 28, 2000 increased 6.0 percent versus a 5.4 percent decrease in the four weeks ended May 30, 1999. Year to date comparable store sales for the seventeen weeks ended May 28, 2000 decreased 2.2 percent compared with a decrease of 6.2 percent for the year to date 1999.


Stores open as of Stores open as of
May 27, 2000 May 29, 1999
United States:
Men's Wearhouse 453 420
K&G Men's Center 49 44
The Suit Warehouse 4 4
C&R and SuitMax 0 5
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506 473
Moores, Clothing for Men 113 111
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619 584
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Founded in 1973, Men's Wearhouse is one of North America's largest specialty retailers of men's business attire. The stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, business casual clothing, furnishings and accessories. The company also operates the second largest manufacturing facility of men's suits and sport coats in Canada, a majority of which is used to supply the Moores stores.

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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 unfavorable local, regional and national economic developments, severe weather conditions, aggressive advertising or marketing activities of competitors and other factors described herein and in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 29, 2000.