Columbia Sportswear Company announces support of Nepal disaster relief

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COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF NEPAL DISASTER RELIEF

Portland, Ore. – April 28, 2015 – The Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq:COLM) family of brands (Columbia®,Mountain Hardwear®, Sorel®, prAna®, Montrail®), today announced plans to support Nepalese earthquake relief efforts with a donation of $50,000 to several non-profit organizations including Mercy Corps, OXFAM and UNICEF.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the Nepalese people and everyone impacted by this tragedy," said Tim Boyle, Columbia Sportswear Company CEO. "As a member of the global community and a company with strong ties to Nepal, we see it as our responsibility to help the Nepalese people by responding to this crisis."

In addition to the cash donation, the company committed to making product donations to relevant relief providers as soon as the situation on the ground allows. The company also committed to matching all employee donations earmarked for the Nepal relief effort without limit.

About Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Company is a leader in the global outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company has assembled a portfolio of global brands whose products are sold in approximately 100 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, Sorel®, prAna®, Montrail® and OutDry® brands. To learn more, please visit the company's websites atwww.columbia.com,www.mountainhardwear.comwww.sorel.comwww.prana.com,www.montrail.com and www.outdry.com.

Contacts: 

Investors:

Ron Parham

Sr. Director of Investor Relations 

& Corporate Communications

Columbia Sportswear Company

(503) 985-4584

rparham@columbia.com

Media:

Scott Trepanier

Columbia Sportswear Company Public Relations

(503) 985-4183

strepanier@columbia.com

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