BOSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
(NYSE: SAM) announced today that Jay Margolis has been appointed a Director of
the Company, effective immediately.
Mr. Margolis, 56, currently serves as the President of the Apparel Group
of Limited Brands. Before joining Limited Brands in 2005, Mr. Margolis had
been President and Chief Operating Officer of Reebok, Inc. since 2001, where
he also served as a director. Before that, he held senior executive positions
at Espirit de Corp., Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, and other well-known
Jim Koch, founder and chairman of the Company, said, "Jay's vast
experience in managing well-known high-quality brands will be a great addition
to the Board. We are delighted to have a marketer with Jay's instincts for
the consumer and we look forward to his insights and guidance."
Mr. Margolis will serve as an independent Class B Director, filling a
vacancy created by the increase in the number of Class B Directors from four
to five by Mr. Koch, as the sole holder of the issued and outstanding Class B
"For years I have admired the Samuel Adams brand and its high standards
for quality," Mr. Margolis said. "I am eager to begin work as a board
THE BOSTON BEER COMPANY BACKGROUND:
The Boston Beer Company is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored beer. Founder and brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams using the
time-honored, traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world's finest
all-natural ingredients. With over 18 distinctive, award-winning styles of
beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The
brewery has won more awards in international beer tasting competitions in the
last five years than any other brewery in the world. Samuel Adams is an
independent brewery and has half of a percent of the domestic beer market.
The Company's flagship brand, Samuel Adams Boston Lager(R), is brewed using
the same recipe and processes that Jim Koch's great-great grandfather used in
the mid 1800s. The result is a beer renowned by drinkers for its full flavor,
balance, complexity, and consistent quality. For more information visit
http://www.samueladams.com or visit http://www.bostonbeer.com for financial
SOURCE The Boston Beer Company, Inc.
Michelle Sullivan of The Boston Beer Company, Inc., +1-617-368-5165
-0- Jan/13/2006 15:10 GMT
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