Industry News 6/19/2006

Collective International, LLC Renews Airwalk Licensing Agreement with RMP Athletic in Canada

Collective International, LLC Renews Airwalk Licensing Agreement with RMP Athletic in Canada

(ENGLEWOOD, CO) June 19, 2006-Collective Licensing, LLC (Collective), owner of the Airwalk®, genetic™, Vision® and Vision Street Wear®, Vision Skateboards™, Vision Snowboards™, Premise™, Lamar® and LTD®, Dukes®, Rage®, Ultra-Wheels® and Skate Attack® brands announces its renewed licensing agreement with RMP Athletic Locker Ltd. (RMP) for the Airwalk® brand. RMP will continue to lead the sales and distribution of Airwalk® branded footwear in Canada through 2010.

Established in 1986, Airwalk remains one of the most recognized action sports and youth lifestyle brands to date. Airwalk is managed by Collective Licensing International, led by President and CEO Bruce Pettet, in conjunction with strategic license partners across the globe.

 “We are very proud of what we have achieved in the Canadian market with our partners at RMP,” said Pettet.  

“We have had tremendous success with the Airwalk brand, so we are very pleased to continue our relationship with Collective,” said Mike Dyon, President of RMP.  For the past six years RMP has proven to have a strong understanding of the youth lifestyle market along with impressive design capabilities that are perfectly aligned with the Airwalk brand.

About Collective International, LLC
Collective was formed in January 2004 and is the owner and license operator of the Airwalk®, genetic™, Vision Street Wear®, Lamar® and LTD®, Dukes®, Rage®, Ultra-Wheels®, Premise and Skate Attack® brands.  Collective is based in Englewood, Colorado.

About RMP Athletic
Founded in 1977, RMP Athletic is a leader in the sporting goods wholesale distribution business. A private company owned by Mike and Paul Dyon, RMP distributes brands such as Brooks, Teva, Umbro, and, of course, Airwalk. RMP is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.