Cutter & Buck, the Seattle-based men's and women's sportswear and business casual apparel company, announced today that it will open its tenth store in Chicago's Water Tower Place.

Cutter & Buck has signed a lease for a 3,836 sq ft retail location on the mezzanine level of Water Tower Place, which is located centrally on Chicago's Magnificent Mile. "Water Tower Place is one of the great destination landmarks in Chicago, averaging over 20 million visitors per year. Our grand opening is planned for the end of November, just in time for holiday shopping," said Harvey Jones, chairman and CEO.

On another note, Cutter & Buck was named one of Forbes 200 Best Small Companies in the October 2000 issue. Companies were evaluated on various historical performance measures including sales and earnings per share growth rates and screening of the company's consolidated financial statements. "We are thrilled with this recognition," said Marty Marks, president & COO. "To be included with such an outstanding group of growth companies is a great reflection on the entire Cutter & Buck team and their commitment to excellence."

About Cutter & Buck
Cutter & Buck designs and markets upscale sportswear and outerwear under the Cutter & Buck brand. The company sells its products primarily through golf pro shops and resorts, corporate sales accounts and better specialty stores and selected department stores. Cutter & Buck products feature distinctive, comfortable designs, high quality materials and manufacturing and rich detailing.