For Immediate Release
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORPORATION NAMED COMPANY OF THE YEAR
UGG Australia and Simple Both Win Design Awards
GOLETA, CA (February 5, 2008) -- Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK) today announced that it has been named Company of the Year by Footwear Plus, a leading footwear publication.
The Company also announced that its UGGÂ® Australia brand received the Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Brand of the Year category and the Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Boot category, while its SimpleÂ® brand was awarded the Plus Award for the Design Excellence in the Green category for its leadership in sustainable design in footwear.
Angel Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, â€œWe are extremely honored to receive these awards from Footwear Plus. To be recognized for multiple achievements in several different categories, including Company of the Year is a testament to the strength of our organization and underscores the power of our brands. I would like to thank all our employees for their hard work and Footwear Plus for their ongoing support.â€
SimpleÂ® Shoes is committed to making its products 100% sustainable because how we make our shoes, is just as important as why. By using only the finest materials available, UGGÂ® Australia stands by the quality and craftsmanship of their product. UGGÂ® Australia continues to grow as a lifestyle brand and deliver its promise of luxury and comfort. Teva is an authentic icon in the Outdoor Industry and remains committed to innovation in outdoor performance based footwear and to the protection of the earth's waterways.
*For more information on UGG Australia please contact Kristen Thomason at 212-247-8552 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For more information on Teva footwear please contact Jaime Eschette at 800-433-2537 x178 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
*For more information on Simple please contact Greg Nielsen at 800-433-2537 x592 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK) builds niche products into global lifestyle brands by designing and marketing innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear, developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. The Company's products are offered under the Teva, Simple and UGG Australia brand names.