Skechers named US Company Of The Year

SKECHERS NAMED COMPANY OF THE YEAR BY FOOTWEAR NEWS
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA. – October 27, 2014 – SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), a global leader in the footwear industry, today announced that it has been named 2014 Company of the Year by the leading trade publication Footwear News in its annual FN Achievement Awards. This prestigious honor follows Footwear News naming Skechers GO as Brand of the Year at the awards in 2013.
“We are truly honored to be named Company of the Year by Footwear News. When SKECHERS first won this top award in 1998, we felt the Company was in an incredible position with great growth potential as a leader in the lifestyle footwear world,” began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. “That proved to be true, but 16 years later SKECHERS is a different brand and company. We have redefined our brand with innovative lines that make comfort stylish, and our global sales driven by our in-demand footwear—coupled with this Company of the Year recognition—is a testament to the entire organization that has made this happen, as well as our supportive partners around the world.”
“SKECHERS continues to demonstrate complete mastery of the marketplace by offering the right product at the right price at the right time,” said Michael Atmore, Editorial Director, Footwear News. “A strong management team and powerful numbers reflect a tightly run organization that knows how to mine every opportunity in a rapidly changing retail environment.”
“With three consecutive record quarters, SKECHERS is on track to reach a new annual revenue record for 2014. This is due to our diverse product offering and on-target marketing that has lead to growth in our domestic and international wholesale businesses plus our Company-owned retail business,” said Robert Greenberg, CEO of SKECHERS. “We are designing the most innovative collection of footwear in the Company’s history. We have a respected and recognized group of celebrities that are now supporting our brand – from sports legends like Joe Namath and Meb Keflizighi, to music powerhouses like Demi Lovato and Ringo Starr, among others. We are proud of all that we have achieved, but we believe this is just the beginning. We won’t be resting on the laurels of this success as we plan to continue running full throttle across the board to make 2015 our best year ever.”
SKECHERS offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division which offers comfort-focused trend-right product for men, women and kids including Relaxed Fit®, Skechers Memory Foam footwear and the philanthropic line BOBS from SKECHERS, and the Skechers Performance Division which includes Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear.
Celebrity product endorsees for SKECHERS’ collections include legendary drummer Ringo Starr, multi-platinum recording artist Demi Lovato, model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, legendary quarterbacks Joe Montana and
Joe Namath, baseball stars Pete Rose and Mariano Rivera, as well as The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery. In addition, elite marathon champion and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, elite runner Kara Goucher, and pro golfer Matt Kuchar represent the Skechers Performance Division.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc. SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and in over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA