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Ousted Men’s Wearhouse executive chairman quits board

Men’s Wearhouse Inc. says it has dismissed its founder executive chairman George Zimmer. | Courtesy MensWearhouse.com

Men’s Wearhouse Inc. says it has dismissed its founder and executive chairman George Zimmer. | Courtesy of MensWearhouse.com

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Updated: June 24, 2013 3:34PM



NEW YORK — Ousted Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer has quit the company’s board.

Zimmer was fired as the company’s executive chairman last week. On Monday he submitted a letter resigning from the board.

Zimmer says in the letter that it’s clear from his firing that the board is determined to avoid addressing his growing concerns with recent board decisions and the company’s direction.

Zimmer, 64, built Men’s Wearhouse Inc. from one small Texas store using a cigar box as a cash register to one of North America’s largest men’s clothing sellers with 1,143 locations.

He also became one of TV’s most recognizable pitchmen, with the slogan “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.”



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