Thule adds Peregrine Outfitters as Outdoor Distributor for Thule and SportRack

Thule, the world leader in sports and utility transportation, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Peregrine Outfitters to distribute Thule and SportRack branded products to the outdoor industry. Peregrine dealers will be able to quickly receive Thule inventory, along with 7000 other items, through Peregrine’s Williston, Vermont and Ogden, Utah warehouses.
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Seymour, CT – Thule, the world leader in sports and utility transportation, announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Peregrine Outfitters to distribute Thule and SportRack branded products to the outdoor industry. Peregrine dealers will be able to quickly receive Thule inventory, along with 7000 other items, through Peregrine’s Williston, Vermont and Ogden, Utah warehouses.

"We're thrilled to add Thule and SportRack products to our program.” said Bob Olsen, President of Peregrine Outfitters. “Peregrine seeks to provide our customers with the finest brand names and Thule and Sport Rack are perfect examples. We're looking forward to supporting Thule and its dealers with our quick delivery program.”

“We’ve seen the benefits that specialty distributors can bring to our customers through our associations in the bike industry. Now we are pleased to offer those same benefits in the outdoor industry by partnering with Peregrine Outfitters. By offering another avenue for our approved retailers to quickly access Thule products we’re helping to ensure that in a challenging market, no sale is missed and our customers can enjoy increased ordering flexibility.” remarked Schuyler Horton, Thule’s Director of National Accounts.

Peregrine will start taking order for Thule and SportRack products on March 1, 2009.

About Thule Inc.

Thule Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary within the Thule Group. It is the leading US manufacturer of transportation accessories with production sites in Seymour, Connecticut, Chicago, IL, Perry, FL and Thomasville, GA. Thule’s extensive product line features multi-purpose roof racks, roof top boxes, rear mount racks, truck boxes, side steps and accessories for transporting and organizing outdoor equipment (Thule), professional contractor equipment (Thule Professional and UWS) and recreational vehicles (Thule SMART RV). For more information visit www.thuleracks.com.

About Peregrine Outfitters

Peregrine Outfitters distributes over 7,000 high quality accessories and books to outdoor retailers nationwide from its warehouses in Williston, Vermont and Ogden Utah. The company has been headquartered in Williston, Vermont since 1988.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Wiedemann, Thule PR and Communications Manager, phone 203-881-4833

Tag Carpenter, Peregrine Outfitters Sales Manager, phone 800-222-3088

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