Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ:JOSB) announces the opening of its two newest stores in Westfield, NJ and Glastonbury, CT. These two new stores are the sixth and seventh of eight stores that will open this Autumn and are part of the company's plans to open 75-100 plus new stores by fiscal 2003.

Robert N. Wildrick, CEO said: "Our expansion plans are progressing well, helping us to achieve sales growth and adding to our profitability. With our company's terrific profit results, we are finalising our spring 2001 plans and accelerating our new store plan to open over 30 stores in 2001."

These two new stores in major Northeast markets will offer the customer a complete selection of men's apparel. The inventory will feature classically tailored suits, sportcoats, slacks and formalwear plus the latest in corporate casual sportswear, shoes and accessories. Each store will have a highly trained staff of wardrobe consultants and on-site tailoring services.

In addition to recently opened stores in the Chicago, Atlanta and Salt Lake City markets, the company will also open next week in a newly relocated store in the Loop in Chicago. The store sites are in the company's target profile of high-end specialty retail centres.

About Jos. A. Bank
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., established in 1905, is a multi-channeled retailer of men's classically styled tailored and casual clothing, footwear and accessories. The Company sells its full product line through 115 stores nationwide, an international catalog with a total circulation of over 8 million and an e-commerce website at The company is headquartered in Hampstead, Maryland.