The board of directors of Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) has declared dividends on the various classes of its preferred stock for the quarter ending October 28, 2000, payable on October 30, 2000, to holders of record on October 13, 2000.

The rates are as follows:
Subordinated serial preferred stock: Series 1 $0.575 per share Series 3 $1.1875 per share Series 4 $1.1875 per share
Subordinated cumulative preferred stock: $0.375 per share

Genesco, based in Nashville, sells footwear and accessories in more than 765 retail stores in the US, principally under the names Journeys, Johnston & Murphy and Jarman, and on Internet websites www.journeys.com and www.johnstonmurphy.com. The company also sells footwear at wholesale under its Johnston & Murphy brand and under the licensed Dockers and Nautica brands. Additional information on Genesco and its operating divisions may be accessed at its website www.genesco.com.