PVH Corp. Announces Agreement to Reacquire the License for Tommy Hilfiger in Central and South East Asia from Dickson Concepts
PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to reacquire from Dickson Concepts (International) Limited the license for the Tommy Hilfiger brand in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, along with certain related leases and retail assets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019 and is aligned with PVH’s stated strategy of gaining more direct control over its brands, including through the acquisition of licensed businesses. The transaction is intended to allow the company to capitalize on the significant growth opportunity in the region.
Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp., commented: “This transaction demonstrates our commitment to making strategic investments to support the long term growth of PVH and our Tommy Hilfiger business, while leveraging our well-established infrastructure, our leadership expertise and strong brand momentum across both our Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein businesses in the region.”
Daniel Grieder, Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global, commented: “We are looking forward to executing a more fully integrated strategy for the Greater China market in coordination with our directly operated mainland China business. This transaction should allow us to further realize the growth opportunities that exist for the TOMMY HILFIGER brand by enabling the introduction of a wider range of product lines, and offering consumers a more immersive and elevated brand experience. Building on our strong existing regional foundation, we plan to accelerate the growth of the Tommy Hilfiger business and invest further in driving the expansion of the brand.”
About PVH Corp.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 36,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and nearly $9 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.
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