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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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THE MIZUNO WAVE® PRECISION™ 13 EARNS THE “EDITOR’S CHOICE” TITLE BY RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE

August 2, 2012

Norcross, GA (August 2, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc. announced today that their Wave® Precision™ 13 (men | women) performance neutral running shoe, utilizing breakthrough Wave® Technology, has achieved the esteemed “Editor’s Choice” distinction from Runner’s World magazine. This innovative running shoe received the “Editor’s Choice” designation according to the opinions of the publications’ editors and wear-testers, as part of their annual Fall Shoe Guide in the September 2012 issue.

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MIZUNO USA RUNNING LAUNCHES THE MEZAMASHII RUN PROJECT

July 9, 2012

Norcross, GA (July 9, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high-performance running footwear and apparel, announced its public launch of The Mezamashii Run Project, an organic word-of-mouth running community that brings brilliant running to life. This community provides a unique avenue for runners to engage the brand, as well as each other in a way that Mizuno has never done before. “Mezamashii” is a Japanese word that translates to “brilliant” or “eye-opening,” and is deeply rooted in the Japanese heritage of Mizuno, which was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1906.

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THE MIZUNO WAVE® NEXUS™ 6 AWARDED THE “BEST BUY” TITLE BY RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE

May 1, 2012

Norcross, GA (May 1, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc. announced today that their Wave® Nexus™ 6 running shoe, utilizing breakthrough Wave® Technology, has been awarded the “Best Buy” award from Runner’s World magazine, as part of their Summer Shoe Guide in the June 2012 issue. The Wave® Nexus ™ 6 continues in a long line of award winning running shoes for Mizuno. Runner’s World utilized the opinions of multiple wear-testers, as well as laboratory tests on the shoes to determine the award winners.

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TRIATHLETE DR. AMANDA STEVENS SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH MIZUNO USA

April 9, 2012

Norcross, GA (April 9, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high-performance running footwear and apparel, announced today that they have signed an endorsement deal with renowned triathlete, and notable speaker, Dr. Amanda Stevens. Dr. Stevens, a former Ironman 70.3 USA Pro Champion, is yet another elite name added to the Mizuno Racing Team, joining such notables as Serena Burla, 3rd Place finisher at the 2012 Seoul International Marathon; and Clara Grandt, 7th Place Finisher at the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials.

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Mizuno Running Leverages Albert Einstein to Describe its Unique Development Philosophy Leading to "A Brilliant Run"

November 1, 2011

Norcross, GA (November 1, 2011) –Mizuno Running is channeling Albert Einstein’s persona and genius to illustrate the company’s unique design and development philosophy that guided the new Wave® Rider 15™ running shoe. Now in its 15th generation, Mizuno’s Wave Rider franchise, introduced in 1996, has served as the company’s franchise model as they have grown to be a top performance running brand.

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Mizuno Launches New Wave® Rider™ 15 Running Shoes

October 19, 2011

Norcross, GA (October 19, 2011) – Mizuno USA, Inc., one of the leading running shoe and apparel manufacturers in the world, today announced the launch of the new Wave Rider 15. The fit, feel and performance of this latest edition will take the Wave Rider to new heights. To honor the 15th anniversary of one of the original running shoes that put Mizuno’s patented award-winning Wave Technology on the map, Mizuno is offering a limited 15th Anniversary Edition Wave Rider

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RUNNER CLARA GRANDT SIGNS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH MIZUNO USA

June 8, 2011

Norcross, GA (June 8, 2011) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in high-performance running footwear and apparel, announced today that they have signed an endorsement deal with runner Clara Grandt through 2013. Grandt adds yet another elite name to the Mizuno Racing Team, which also includes 2010 USATF Long Distance Runner of The Year and 2010 US Half Marathon Champion, Antonio Vega, and Serena Burla, 2nd Place finisher in the 2011 US Half Marathon Championships.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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MIZUNO USA PARTNERS WITH STACK MEDIA TO LAUNCH DEDICATED BASEBALL CHANNEL

April 11, 2012

Norcross, GA (April 11, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a baseball leader in high-performance ball gloves, footwear and apparel, today partnered with STACK Media to launch an exclusive and dedicated Mizuno baseball channel. The multi-platform channel will feature bio videos, tips, drills, and product testimonials from several Mizuno Brand Ambassadors including Brian McCann, Matt Cain, and Jennie Finch, as well as Mizuno’s Master Glove Craftsman, Ko Kishimoto, on the Japanese art of properly breaking in a glove and getting it prepped for the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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FASTPITCH SOFTBALL ATHLETE JENN SALLING SIGNS MULTI-YEAR ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH MIZUNO

June 20, 2011

Norcross, GA (June 20, 2011) – Mizuno USA, Inc., announced today that the company has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with fastpitch softball player Jenn Salling. She will play with the company’s batting gloves, ball gloves, cleated footwear, apparel, and will use the high performance Frenzy™ series of fastpitch bats. Salling joins an impressive roster of Mizuno fastpitch athletes, which includes two-time Olympic medal winners Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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MIZUNO LPGA TOUR STAFFER STACY LEWIS WINS SHOPRITE LPGA CLASSIC

June 4, 2012

Norcross, GA – (June 4, 2012) - Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis captured her second LPGA victory of the 2012 season, and the third of her career this past weekend, by winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic at the Seaview Resort in Galloway Township, New Jersey. Lewis, who also won the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in April, shot a 12-under 201 for the 54-hole event, winning by four strokes. With this latest victory Lewis climbed to third on Rolex Rankings, becoming the current highest ranked American Golfer on the LPGA Tour.

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MIZUNO GOLF LAUNCHES “WITNESS THE TRUTH” SWEEPSTAKES OFFERING A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP FOR FOUR TO 2012 RYDER CUP

May 8, 2012

Norcross, GA (May 8, 2012) – Mizuno Golf USA, Inc., announced today the launch of their Witness The Truth Promotion, a national contest that will award one lucky winner with an all-expenses paid trip for four to the 2012 Ryder Cup in Illinois. From now until July 31, 2012, consumers can visit one of over 1,400 participating golf retailers to attain their free “Swing DNA” metrics using Mizuno’s patented Shaft Optimizer and Performance Fitting System. “Swing DNA” is a personalized measurement of the five critical data points – clubhead speed, swing tempo, toe down, kick angle, and release factor – that make up a golfer’s individual swing characteristics. Upon receiving their “Swing DNA,” consumers will input their specific metrics at www.TheIronTruth.com/Witness, which will automatically enter them into the sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize 2012 Ryder Cup trip.

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MIZUNO LPGA TOUR STAFFER STACY LEWIS CLAIMS VICTORY AT MOBILE BAY LPGA CLASSIC

April 30, 2012

Norcross, GA – (April 30, 2012) - Mizuno Brand Ambassador Stacy Lewis captured her second LPGA victory by one stroke on Sunday, outplaying a charging field to claim the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in Mobile, Alabama. Lewis relied on her strong iron and wedge play coming down the final stretch, hitting an impressive Mizuno MP T-11 wedge on the 16th hole that left a two foot birdie putt, which Lewis capitalized on.

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2011 PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR LUKE DONALD PREACHES THE IRON TRUTH IN 2012 MIZUNO GOLF CAMPAIGN

March 19, 2012

Norcross, GA (March 19, 2012) – It’s no secret the golf industry has long been driven by heavy hitting manufacturers that spend millions in advertising to champion the latest and greatest driver. This season, Mizuno Golf is on a mission to preach the truth, effectively lifting the veil for the slew of misled golfers. This massive group of golf loyalists continues to be annually coerced by the industry’s aggressive advertising campaigns to believe a better driver is the answer to their golf woes.

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MIZUNO PGA TOUR STAFFER LUKE DONALD CLAIMS VICTORY AT TRANSITIONS CHAMPIONSHIP; REGAINS SPOT AS WORLD NUMBER ONE

March 19, 2012

Norcross, GA (March 19, 2012) – Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald reclaimed his number one status on the Official World Golf Rankings Sunday with his playoff victory at the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, a spot he previously held for 40 weeks. Donald, who claimed top honors with impressive iron play and an unmatched short-game, continues to display dominant accuracy and precision using his Mizuno MP-59 irons, MP T-11 wedges and CLK Fli-Hi Hybrid.

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MIZUNO INTRODUCES THE NEW MP-650 LINE OF WOODS WITH NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR GREATER DISTANCE

January 23, 2012

Norcross, GA – (January 23, 2012) – Mizuno, a worldwide leader in performance irons and woods, today announced the addition of the MP-650 lineup of woods. The new line of woods, including: MP-650 Driver, MP-650 Fairway Wood and MP-650 Hybrid, combine Tour-ready head shapes and specifications with new manufacturing technologies for greater distance, ball control, and solid sound at impact.

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MIZUNO SCORES THREE MORE GOLD MEDAL IRONS IN GOLF DIGEST’S 2012 HOT LIST

January 5, 2012

Norcross, GA – (January 5, 2012) – Mizuno, the worldwide leader in iron performance, has done it once again by scoring three more Gold Medal irons in Golf Digest’s 2012 Hot List. With the MP-59’s Gold in the Player’s Iron category, the JPX-800 PRO in the Game Improvement category, and the JPX-800 HD in Super Game Improvement, Mizuno now has more Gold Medal irons in their current 2012 lineup, with a total of six, than other golf iron manufacturer, including last year’s Gold Medal winners: MP-53, MP-63, and JPX-800. By winning Gold in every iron category, Mizuno has proved once again that they produce the highest performing irons for everyone from Luke Donald, the #1 Ranked Golfer in the World, to the high handicap golfer.

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Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald Named 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year

December 13, 2011

Norcross, GA (December 13, 2011) – Mizuno PGA Tour Staffer Luke Donald was announced as the 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem following a vote by PGA Tour players. Donald earned the honor by capturing the PGA Tour money list title on the strength of two PGA Tour victories and a Tour-leading 14 top-10 finishes. This prestigious honor caps off a spectacular season for the number-one player in the world.

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Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald with First-Ever Money List Sweep

December 12, 2011

Norcross, GA (December 12, 2011) – Mizuno PGA Tour Staffer Luke Donald continued his world domination by capturing the European Money List Title with his third place finish at the Dubai World Championships, completing the first-ever money list sweep on the PGA and European Tour. With four victories worldwide, including The Accenture WGC Match Play Tournament, The European Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the Barclays Scottish Open, as well as the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, Donald completed the most successful season of his career.

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Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald Wins at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic to Capture PGA Tour Money Title

October 24, 2011

Norcross, GA (October 24, 2011) – Luke Donald completed his greatest season on the PGA Tour by capturing one of the most significant victories of his career in stunning fashion, overcoming a five-shot deficit in the final round to win the Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Donald yet again proved precision triumphs power, as he masterfully utilized his Grain Flow Forged MP irons, MP T-11 wedges, and Mizuno CLK Fli-Hi to shoot a final round eight-under 64, including a stretch of six straight birdies to begin the back-nine, finishing the tournament with a two-shot victory at 17-under par.

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Mizuno Unveils New State-of-the-Art PGA Tour Workshop

September 22, 2011

Norcross, GA (September 22, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today unveiled its latest technological development – a brand new, state-of-the-art PGA Tour Workshop. The workshop made its first appearance this week at Country Club of the South, for Mizuno’s JPX-800 Swing to Win Challenge Grand Prize event, where a consumer won a dream round of golf with Mizuno PGA Tour Staff Members Luke Donald and Charles Howell III. Mizuno’s new PGA Tour Workshop attended its first PGA Event at the 2011 TOUR Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

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JPX Fli-Hi Delivers Game Improvement Technology to Replace Difficult to Hit Traditional Long Irons

August 29, 2011

Norcross, Ga. (August 29, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today announced the launch of the JPX Fli-Hi, designed to replace difficult to hit traditional long irons with an easy to launch and massively forgiving hybrid DLR shaped head. The JPX Fli-Hi’s are referred to as Direct Long Iron Replacement (DLR), using the same specifications as the traditional long irons but with multiple cutting edge technologies to help golfers of all abilities hit the ball higher and launch it easier.

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Mizuno Builds on Award-Winning JPX Irons with Launch of the JPX Wedge Series

August 29, 2011

Norcross, Ga. (August 29, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today announced the addition of the JPX wedge to its popular and successful JPX iron line. Designed specifically for the mid to high handicapper, the JPX wedges were designed to flow with any set of JPX irons, while having the ability to be a standalone line of wedges. Created to be Mizuno’s most forgiving wedge to date, the JPX wedge is the latest model to enhance Mizuno’s global JPX technology platform.

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Mizuno Launches New JPX-800HD Irons with “Hot Metal” Face Offering Superior Distance in a Super Game Improvement Set Make Up

August 29, 2011

Norcross, Ga. (August 29, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today announced the launch of its super game improvement irons, JPX-800HD™ (High Distance). This new collection will be part of Mizuno’s JPX line of game improvement irons, offering golfers the longest and most forgiving iron on the market.

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Mizuno's New MP-R12 Wedge Offers Amazing Grain Flow Forged Feel with Quad Cut Grooves for Unbelievable Spin

August 29, 2011

Norcross, GA – (August 29, 2011) Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today unveiled the MP-R12 wedge featuring a more rounded, player preferred head shape for improved performance. Developed as the perfect complement to the MP-T11 tear drop design, the MP-R12 delivers a slightly larger head with a more round look at address. Mizuno now has a Grain Flow Forged wedge for any player preference.

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Mizuno Launches MP-59 Irons with Ti Muscle Technology Offering Added Forgiveness in a Player Preferred Appearance

August 29, 2011

Norcross, GA (August 29, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today announced the launch of the Grain Flow Forged™ MP-59 irons with the next generation of their award winning forged Ti Muscle technology. The MP-59s feature a titanium insert forged into the center of the muscle, which provides cavity like forgiveness in a player’s half cavity design.

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Mizuno MP-69 Irons Boast Enhanced Muscle Back Technology Ideal for Elite Golfers

August 29, 2011

Norcross, GA (August 29, 2011) – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, today announced the addition of the MP-69 irons to their already iconic muscleback lineup. Blending the input of Mizuno’s PGA Tour staff members with state of the art design and simulation tools, the MP-69 irons are the perfect balance of patented Grain Flow Forged™ feel, and unmatched workability.

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MIZUNO BRAND AMBASSADOR LUKE DONALD SHOOTS FINAL ROUND 63 TO WIN SCOTTISH OPEN

July 11, 2011

Norcross, Ga. (July 11, 2011) – Mizuno Brand Ambassador Luke Donald turned in an incredible final round, shooting a 9-under-par 63 to win the Barclays Scottish Open at the Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Scotland, defeating a stacked field of some of the top PGA Tour players. Donald, known for his amazing iron and wedge play, yet again demonstrated outstanding precision and accuracy, as he utilized his Grain Flow Forged MP irons, MP T-11 wedges, and Mizuno CLK Hybrid to shoot a bogey-free final round and best the talented field.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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Mizuno Signs Volleyball Athlete Jordan Larson

September 14, 2011

Norcross, GA – (September 14, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc., announced today that the company has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with volleyball athlete Jordan Larson. Larson is currently a member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball team, in which Mizuno is the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier.” In addition to serving as a Mizuno Volleyball Brand Ambassador, Larson will regularly contribute blog entries to the Mizuno USA Volleyball website and participate in social media activities, while the US National Team prepares for and competes in the 2012 London Olympics.

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Mizuno Signs Endorsement Deal with Volleyball Athlete Alisha Glass

September 8, 2011

Norcross, GA – (September 8, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc., announced today that the company has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with volleyball athlete Alisha Glass. Glass is currently a member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team, in which Mizuno is the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier”. In addition to serving as a Mizuno Volleyball Brand Ambassador, Glass will regularly contribute blog entries to the Mizuno USA volleyball website and participate in social media activities, as the US National Team looks to return to the Gold Medal Game at the 2012 London Olympics.

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Mizuno Inks Volleyball Athlete Ryan Millar to Endorsement Deal

July 20, 2011

Norcross, GA – (July 20, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc., announced today that the company has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with volleyball athlete Ryan Millar. Millar is currently a member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, in which Mizuno is the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier”. In addition to serving as a Mizuno Volleyball Brand Ambassador, Millar will regularly contribute blog entries to the Mizuno USA volleyball website and participate in social media activities, as the US National Team sets out to defend their Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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MIZUNO USA APPOINTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA

July 22, 2013

Norcross, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – Mizuno USA, a global leader of sports apparel, footwear and equipment, has selected Rodrigo C. Silveira as Vice President of Latin America. Silveira will primarily and initially focus on working with Mizuno’s Brazilian-based regional and long-time industry partner Alpargatas, to build on the significant growth already achieved in that market.

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MIZUNO USA PRESIDENT BOB PUCCINI ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SPORTS AND FITNESS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

November 6, 2012

Norcross, Ga. (October 31, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc. and The Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), formerly known as The Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association (SGMA), today announced that Mizuno USA President, Bob Puccini has been elected SFIA Chairman. Originally elected as an SFIA board member in 2007 and appointed Executive Committee member in 2010, Puccini played a key role in championing the strategic planning initiative to redefine the association’s vision and how they would achieve its goals. Following the completion and approval of the strategic plan, Puccini was nominated and elected to oversee and support the SFIA’s execution of the plan he initiated and developed with the help of other key members of the board.

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MIZUNO USA, INC. WELCOMES NEW RUNNING FOOTWEAR BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER DOUG SMILEY

July 3, 2012

Norcross, GA (July 3, 2012) – Doug Smiley has joined Mizuno USA, Inc., as the company’s new Running Footwear Business Unit Manager. He will be managing the running footwear category at Mizuno, which includes planning and executing seasonal footwear lines. Smiley will develop market leading running footwear in conjunction with the Global Footwear Group at Mizuno Corporation in Osaka, Japan.

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Mizuno Appoints Josh Creasman Vice President of Supply Chain

June 18, 2012

Norcross, GA. (June 18, 2012) - Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in specialty sporting goods innovation and performance, announced today the hiring of Josh Creasman as Vice President of Supply Chain. With over 13 years of supply chain specific experience, Creasman will oversee all Supply Chain duties including Supply Planning, Distribution and Transportation while maintaining a position as a member of the Mizuno USA Management Team.

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MIZUNO USA, INC. HIRES AHMET ABACI AS VICE PRESIDENT OF BRAND MARKETING & MANAGEMENT

June 11, 2012

Norcross, GA (June 11, 2012) – Mizuno USA, Inc., a leader in specialty sporting goods innovation and performance, announced today the hiring of Ahmet Abaci to serve as the company’s new Vice President of Brand Marketing & Management. With over 22 years of national and global brand marketing experience, Abaci will assume duties immediately, overseeing Mizuno USA’s Brand Marketing Department, with an emphasis on enhancing brand development through consumer engagement strategies that champion Mizuno’s uncompromising commitment to product craftsmanship, innovative design, and ultimately performance. Abaci will also serve as a member of Mizuno USA, Inc.’s Management Team.

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MIZUNO USA DRAFTS MCKINNEY AS NEW CREATIVE ADVERTISING AGENCY-OF-RECORD

January 19, 2012

Norcross, GA - (January 19, 2012) Mizuno USA, Inc., announced today that that company has named McKinney, Durham, NC, as their new advertising agency of record. McKinney will provide integrated branding communications solutions, including print, collateral, direct, point of sale, and online advertising. McKinney joins Leader Enterprises, Mizuno USA’s public relations and digital agency, in supporting the Mizuno Brand in North America.

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Mizuno USA, Inc. Reinforces International Growth Strategy by Hiring Hartmut Junghahn as Vice President of Latin America

January 3, 2012

Mizuno USA, Inc., a global leader in specialty sporting goods, announced today the hiring of Hartmut Junghahn as Vice President of Latin America. Scheduled to assume responsibilities in January 2012, Junghahn brings Mizuno more than 27 years of consumer products expertise, with experience as a general manager, including sales, marketing and distribution management, with significant emphasis on the Latin American region.

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Mizuno USA CEO and President Bob Puccini Elected to Vice Chairman of Sporting Goods Manufacturers Assocation

November 1, 2011

Norcross, GA – (November 1, 2011) Mizuno USA CEO and President, Bob Puccini, has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) for a one-year term. This announcement was made at the conclusion of SGMA’s annual business meeting in Chicago, Illinois, held on October 18th.

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Masato Mizuno Appointed CEO of Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee

September 7, 2011

Norcross, GA – (September 7, 2011) Former Mizuno Corporation Chairman of the Board and Representative Director, Masato Mizuno, has been appointed to the position of CEO of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) Executive Board. As a result, Mr. Mizuno resigned from his position with Mizuno Corporation on September 5th, in order to avoid conflict of interest, as described in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) code of ethics.

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MIZUNO USA RECOGNIZED AS VENDOR OF THE YEAR BY NBS

July 12, 2011

Norcross, GA – (July 12, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc., was awarded the 2011 Vendor of the Year Award by the Nation’s Best Sports (NBS). This honor reinforces Mizuno USA’s commitment to the servicing the specialty sporting goods channel, which is amongst the company’s top initiatives annually.

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Mizuno USA Reports Record Performance in 2010

May 25, 2011

Norcross, GA – May 25, 2011 – Mizuno USA,Inc., the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese sporting goods manufacturer, today reported its 2010 earnings, highlighted by record revenue and profit for Mizuno USA since operations started in the US in 1982. The business enjoyed a consistent uptick in performance across each of its core product divisions, including golf, running, baseball, softball and volleyball footwear, equipment, and apparel.

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MIZUNO CREATES EBAY AUCTION OF AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS MEMORABILIA FOR JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND

April 28, 2011

Norcross, GA – (April 28, 2011) Mizuno USA is continuing to support the relief efforts of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami through an eBay auction of autographed sporting goods memorabilia from their top Brand Ambassadors. Items include game-used equipment from the brand’s PGA and LPGA Tour Members and Major League Baseball stars. The auction is currently live on the eBay site, and will run through the summer, with items being added weekly. The auction link can be accessed through the MizunoUSA.com homepage as well.

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MIZUNO CREATES EBAY AUCTION OF AUTOGRAPHED SPORTS MEMORABILIA FOR JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND

April 28, 2011

Norcross, GA – (April 28, 2011) Mizuno USA is continuing to support the relief efforts of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami through an eBay auction of autographed sporting goods memorabilia from their top Brand Ambassadors. Items include game-used equipment from the brand’s PGA and LPGA Tour Members and Major League Baseball stars. The auction is currently live on the eBay site, and will run through the summer, with items being added weekly. The auction link can be accessed through the MizunoUSA.com homepage as well.

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MIZUNO SUPPORTS WAVE PROPHECY, ITS MOST-INNOVATIVE RUNNING SHOE TO DATE, WITH AGGRESSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

May 19, 2011

Norcross, GA (May 19, 2011) – Mizuno USA, a leader in running footwear and apparel technology, has launched its most integrated marketing platform to date, in support of its highly anticipated Wave®Prophecy running shoe. The latest addition to the Mizuno running shoe family incorporates all the benefits of Mizuno’s award-winning and patented Wave Technology, while also offering the most unique running experience to date.

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