Genesco Comments on Dockers Footwear License Extension

Oct 28, 2004, 01:00 ET from Genesco Inc.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Earlier this week,
 Genesco Inc. (NYSE:   GCO) announced it has reached an agreement with Levi
 Strauss & Co. of San Francisco to renew its Dockers(R) brand men's footwear
 license through December 31, 2006, with an option for an additional two-year
 term expiring December 31, 2008, subject to certain conditions.
     In connection with the announcement, Genesco Chairman, President and Chief
 Executive Officer Hal N. Pennington commented, "We are pleased to announce the
 extension of our Dockers men's footwear license with Levi Strauss & Co.  The
 Dockers footwear business has been a real success story for Genesco and within
 the men's footwear arena."
     Genesco launched Dockers(R) Men's Footwear in 1992.  According to The NPD
 Group, one of the nation's leading market research firms, the Dockers men's
 footwear brand has grown to occupy the No. 1 unit market share position in
 men's dress casual footwear.
     "We are pleased to have extended our Dockers footwear license agreement
 with Genesco and look forward to continuing a strong and profitable
 partnership in the years to come," said Jim Tibbs, vice-president, men's
 merchandising, Dockers brand.
     Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear,
 headwear and accessories in more than 1,550 retail stores in the United States
 and Canada, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Johnston &
 Murphy, Underground Station, Hatworld, Lids, Hat Zone, Cap Factory, Cap
 Connection and Head Quarters, and on internet
 websites , , , , and .
 The Company also sells footwear at wholesale under its Johnston & Murphy brand
 and under the licensed Dockers brand. Additional information on Genesco and
 its operating divisions may be accessed at its
 website .

SOURCE Genesco Inc.