Tropical Sportswear Int'l Corporation (TSI) (Nasdaq: TSIC) is considering a bid to acquire the wholesale and licensing operationsof Bugle Boy Industries Inc located in Simi Valley, California.

The company is currently conducting its due diligence investigation in cooperation with Bugle Boy management and advisors.

"The Bugle Boy name will fit into our blueprint strategy of acquiring and developing recognized brands to enhance our customers' return on investment opportunities," commented William W. Compton, chairman and chief executive officer of TSI. "This brand has recognized loyalty among our retailer customers and the ultimate consumer."

TSI markets and manufactures branded and private brand men's and women's casual and dress sportswear. Major owned brands include Savane, Farah, Bay to Bay, Flyers, The Original Khaki Co, Two Pepper, and Authentic Chino Casuals. Licensed brands include Bill Blass, John Henry, Van Heusen and Victorinox.