Hartmarx Acquires Consolidated Apparel

Chicago-based Hartmarx Corp. has acquired the Consolidated Apparel Group, New York City.We are very
excited to have Consolidated Apparel Group as part of the Hartmarx family, said Elbert O. Hand,
chairman and CEO, Hartmarx. Its wide range of sportswear offerings are sold at price points and
serve distribution channels which complement our current sportswear lines. Consolidateds revenues
have been growing, now exceeding $50 million annually, and its results are expected to have a
positive impact on Hartmarx earnings.Perry Wolfman, principal owner of Consolidated, continues as
president. He reports to Homi B. Patel, president and COO, Hartmarx. Consolidateds management team
continues to report to Wolfman.

November 2001