Italian clothing company Tombolini is to distribute Cerruti branded garments under a new licensing agreement.

Tombolini will have the use of Cerruti's showrooms in Milan, Paris, Monaco and Madrid, alongside its distribution network, for the duration of the agreement.

It will pay Cerruti royalties of 6-10 per cent depending on the product.

The contract is due to end in autumn 2007, but Cerruti 1881 (a division of fashion and textile company Finpart) will be able to suspend the agreement against a fixed indemnity after 1 March 2005.