Perry Ellis will continue to design, produce, and manufacture products for North America

Perry Ellis will continue to design, produce, and manufacture products for North America

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has extended its licensing deal with sporting goods giant Nike.

The deal will see Perry Ellis continue to design, produce, manufacture and distribute men's, women's and children's performance and non-performance swimwear products, including swim gear, in North America.

In addition, the agreement has been expanded to include territories globally with immediate expansion into certain countries within Europe, Central and South America.

"We are extremely pleased and proud to announce our continued partnership with Nike which commenced in 2003," said Perry Ellis COO Oscar Feldenkreis. "The extension of our license provides us with a platform for long-term growth with one of the world's most recognised brands and is consistent with our strategic initiatives to expand our international footprint. We will continue to leverage our expertise and strong distribution to extend Nike Swim to a larger global footprint."