SKECHERS and Marathoner Meb Present $25,000 and Footwear for Hurricane Sandy Relief

  SKECHERS and Marathoner Meb Present $25,000 and Footwear for Hurricane Sandy

Business Wire

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- November 09, 2012

SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) announced that elite marathon runner Meb
presented a $25,000 check to the Mayors Fund in New York City on behalf of
SKECHERS for rebuilding efforts after the destruction of Superstorm Sandy. Meb
also appeared on Monday at a special fundraising event at the SKECHERS Times
Square store where the footwear company donated 20% of all sales raising
additional money for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Meb joins SKECHERS employees in Times Square to load shoes that will be
distributed through disaster ...

Meb joins SKECHERS employees in Times Square to load shoes that will be
distributed through disaster relief organizations in New York and New Jersey.
(Photo: Business Wire)

To aid families that have been displaced or lost their homes during the
hurricane, SKECHERS worked with Fashion Delivers to get 500 pairs of footwear
immediately into the hands of two relief efforts: the Secaucus Municipal
Center in New Jersey and The Legacy Center in Queens. SKECHERS also will be
donating a large number of pairs via its charity footwear line that will reach
children impacted by the storm in December.

“I arrived last week in New York to run as I have so many times before. Then
after witnessing the storm’s devastation and hearing stories from those
affected, the priorities of this amazing city became crystal clear,” began
Meb. “There’s always another race, but those who lost their homes or friends
or family members need our assistance today. I’m fortunate to be here and I
hope that together with SKECHERS we’ve been able to help some of those who
need it most.”

“Many of our retail associates and retail partners were impacted by this
storm,” added SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg. “So, we quickly mobilized
to figure out how to best help and we’re glad Meb was able to collaborate on
raising both money and awareness. We also want to thank the countless
runners—both local and visiting for the marathon—who attended our fundraising
event on Monday. It’s truly a fantastic and supportive community.”

In 2009, Meb made history as the first American to win the prestigious ING New
York City Marathon since Alberto Salazar in 1982. He also won a Silver Medal
competing in the marathon during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. And at age
36, Meb achieved back-to-back PRs in the 2011 New York City Marathon (2:09:13)
and the 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston (2:09:08) wearing Skechers Performance
footwear. Meb currently appears in the global marketing campaign for Skechers
GOrun ride.


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Company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada,
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