DECKERS OUTDOOR TO TEAM WITH VAN DINE AND PARTNERS
GOLETA, Calif. (May 25, 2006) -- Angel Martinez, President and CEO of Deckers Outdoor Corp. (NASDAQ: DECK), announced today that the newly formed consulting company, Van Dine and Partners, has been contracted to collaborate with management on a variety of projects, from strategic planning and brand development, to operational effectiveness. â€œJim Van Dine and his team are an accomplished group with proven success in our industry. I have worked with them in the past and know first hand that they have considerable knowledge and experience that can add great value for Deckers as we work to maximize the opportunities inherent in our three brands, Teva, Ugg and Simple.â€
â€œOur primary focus will be assisting the strong management team already in place to help focus their efforts and streamline their operations. I am very familiar with Angel's management team and have great confidence in their abilities. As an outside group, we can help them objectively analyze their business and help with the planning process as they continue to build their brands,â€ said Van Dine.
Deckers Outdoor Corporation 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 brand names.
All statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and are based on the Company's expectations as of today, May 25, 2006. In addition, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Many of the risks, uncertainties and other factors are discussed in detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. Among these risks and uncertainties are conditions in the general economy and in the retail environment, the effect of consumer preferences and other factors discussed in the Company's filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements in this news release.
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