Industry News 3/2/2006

Earth Products Enhances Adio Footwear Shipping Operations

Earth Products Enhances Adio Footwear Shipping Operations

Carlsbad, Calif. – March 2, 2006 – In a move to further streamline and improve its warehousing and shipping operations, Earth Products today announced that Adio Footwear warehousing and shipping operations will relocate from company headquarters in Carlsbad to a larger company facility in Reno, Nevada. The move
allows Adio Footwear to utilize a world class warehouse facility offering more than double the current warehousing space that will improve service levels and allow room for future expansion.

Earth Products’ Carlsbad facility will undergo a subtle transformation with the vacated space allowing for expanded front-end business operations like sales, marketing and
product development to help grow the Adio business. Improvements in Carlsbad will better accommodate the growing employee base at Earth, including an office expansion already underway, improved storage areas and even skate park improvements.

“The Adio business has been absolutely exploding and this move makes sense for both operations and for the people behind Earth Products, said Tony Borgerding, Director of Operations for Earth Products. “This compliments our recent warehouse consolidation
program in Europe so we can better respond to our customer’s needs worldwide”.

Adio operations in the company’s Reno facility will be supervised by Earth Products veteran, Jack Harris. In his seven year tenure, Jack has worked every facet of shipping and warehousing operations for the company. All Adio products for upcoming seasonal lines will ship from Reno as of April 17, 2006.

Earth Products is a leader in action sports footwear and apparel. It is the producer and distributor of Adio Footwear, Holden snowboard outerwear and Planet Earth clothing/outerwear.