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For Immediate Release

Title: JA Apparel Corp. and Nordstrom Partner in Support of Haiti and Other Crises Through Charitable Program to Benefit Doctors Without Borders


 NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — JA Apparel Corp. announced today that it will initiate a week-long, nation-wide promotion to benefit Haiti and other victims of humanitarian crises through Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, the medical humanitarian organization.

 Beginning Sunday, January 24th and continuing through Saturday, January 30th, Joseph Abboud® will donate a portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of all Joseph Abboud® suiting purchased at any of Nordstrom’s 181 stores nationwide including Nordstrom Rack stores as well as online at Nordstrom.com to Doctors Without Borders.

 JA Apparel Corp.’s decision to collaborate with Nordstrom represents one of the industry’s most ambitious charitable efforts on behalf of Haiti to date. “We at Joseph Abboud are proud to associate with Nordstrom and to do our part in ensuring Haiti’s full recovery and helping victims of crises around the world,” said Marty Staff, President & CEO of JA Apparel Corp.  “As a key Nordstrom supplier, we feel they represent the very best in our society: honest, of high integrity and smart.  We are proud to contribute a portion of our sales at Nordstrom to Doctors Without Borders.  Our combined effort creates an impactful team, and we will continue to help in any way we can,” he concluded.

 About JA Apparel Corp.

The Joseph Abboud Brand embodies sophisticated American style for traditional menswear. The Joseph Abboud brand instills confidence through tailored collections and unique sportswear that are crafted from the world’s finest fabrics and defined by superior fit, exceptional quality and remarkable luxurious style.

Since 2004, the Company has made a successful transition from men’s suit designer to global lifestyle brand. Joseph Abboud can now outfit a man in style throughout his entire life, thanks to lines of clothing for men and boys and a growing collection of casual wear. In addition, the Company has an expanding universe of products ranging from luggage to footwear to eyewear to home furnishings. Abboud brand names include Joseph Abboud, JOE Joseph Abboud, Joseph Abboud BOYS, and Joseph Abboud Home.

 Joseph Abboud branded products are available in superior department stores and specialty stores throughout the United States, China, Indonesia, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan, as well as other countries.  www.josephabboud.com

 About Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

 Today, MSF provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols. In 1999, MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize for its work.  www.doctorswithoutborders.org.