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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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