Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc announced that its comparable store sales in November 2000 increased nine per cent, representing one of the highest increases in the industry. This increase was on top of a six per cent increase in November 1999. Total sales for the month ended November 25, 2000 increased 10.6 per cent to $20.9m compared to $18.9m in the same period in 1999. Also in November 2000, Internet sales increased 197 per cent and catalogue sales decreased nine per cent.

Robert N. Wildrick, CEO, said: ``Our strategic shift to corporate casual and sportswear is paying huge dividends. Despite the expected slow start during the election, our sales increased quickly as the month progressed. I am extremely optimistic about our sales results for the fourth quarter and the continuation of strong earnings. Our new store openings are progressing well as we have opened seven stores in the last three months. Our plan to open 12-15 stores in the spring and 16 to 20 stores in the fall of 2001 seems to be on track.''

The company recently announced its third quarter earnings which represented the fourth consecutive quarter of dramatically improved results.

About Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc, established in 1905, is a multi-channelled retailer of men's classically styled tailored and casual clothing, footwear and accessories. The company sells its full product line through 116 stores nationwide, a nationwide catalogue with a total circulation of 8 million, and an e-commerce website at The company is based in Hampstead, MD.