The Jones Group Inc. (ticker: JNY, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. Affirms Revenue and Earnings Expectations for The Fourth Quarter 2000
NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (NYSE: JNY)
today announced that its expectations for total revenues and earnings per
share for the fourth quarter 2000 are in line with previous Company guidance.
Previous Company guidance estimated revenues in the fourth quarter of 2000 to
be in the range of $950 to $970 million, and earnings per share to be in the
range of $.50 to $.53.
The Company will release its financial results on February 7, 2001, and
will host a conference call scheduled at 9:30 a.m. EST on the same day, which
is open to all investors and can be accessed through the Company website @
Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (www.jny.com) is a leading designer and marketer
of branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company's nationally
recognized brands include: Jones New York; Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Ralph by
Ralph Lauren, and Polo Jeans Company, which are licensed from Polo Ralph
Lauren; Evan-Picone, Rena Rowan, Todd Oldham, Nine West, Easy Spirit, Enzo
Angiolini, Bandolino and Napier. The Company also markets costume jewelry
under the Tommy Hilfiger brand licensed from Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. As
the Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, it has built a reputation for
excellence in product quality and value, and in operational execution.
Certain statements herein are "forward-looking statements" made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such forward-looking statements represent the Company's expectations
or beliefs concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties,
including the strength of the economy and the overall level of consumer
spending, the performance of the Company's products within the prevailing
retail environment, and other factors which are set forth in the Company's
1999 Form 10-K and in all filings with the SEC made by the Company subsequent
to the filing of the Form 10-K. The Company does not undertake to publicly
update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Jones Apparel Group, Inc.
Web site: http: //www.jny.com
CONTACT: Wesley R. Card, Chief Financial Officer, or Anita Britt, Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, of Jones Apparel Group, 215-785-4000