Black Diamond to Present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference on January 16, 2013

Black Diamond to Present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference on
January 16, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BDE) (the "Company" or "Black Diamond"), a leading global provider of
outdoor recreation equipment and active lifestyle products, has been invited
to present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference. The conference will
be held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City on January 15-17, 2013.

Black Diamond's senior management is scheduled to present on Wednesday,
January 16, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. Eastern time with one-on-one meetings held
throughout the day.

The presentation will be broadcast simultaneously and will be available for
replay at http://wsw.com/webcast/needham55/bde/ and on Black Diamond's website
at www.blackdiamond-inc.com.

To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Black Diamond's management or for more
information about the conference, contact your Needham salesperson or visit
www.needhamco.com.

About Black Diamond, Inc.

Black Diamond, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and
marketing of innovative active outdoor performance products for climbing,
mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, cycling and other outdoor recreation
activities for a wide range of year-round use. The Company's principal brands,
Black Diamond®, Gregory™, POC™ and Pieps™, are iconic in the active outdoor
industry and linked intrinsically with the modern history of these sports.
Black Diamond is synonymous with performance, innovation, durability and
safety that the outdoor and action sport communities rely on and embrace in
their active lifestyle. Headquartered in Salt Lake City at the base of the
Wasatch Mountains, the Company's products are created and tested on some of
the best alpine peaks, slopes, crags, roads and trails in the world. These
close connections to the Black Diamond lifestyle enhance the authenticity of
the Company's brands, inspire product innovation and strengthen customer
loyalty. The Company's products are sold by leading specialty retailers in the
U.S. and 50 countries around the world. For additional information, please
visit the Company's websites at www.blackdiamond-inc.com,
www.blackdiamondequipment.com, www.gregorypacks.com, www.pocsports.com or
www.pieps.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Please note that in this press release we may use words such as "appears,"
"anticipates," "believes," "plans," "expects," "intends," "future," and
similar expressions which constitute forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are made based on our
expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and
therefore involve a number of risks and uncertainties. We caution that
forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could
differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking
statements. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual
results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in
this release include, but are not limited to, the overall level of consumer
spending on our products; general economic conditions and other factors
affecting consumer confidence; disruption and volatility in the global capital
and credit markets; the financial strength of the Company's customers; the
Company's ability to implement its growth strategy; the Company's ability to
successfully integrate and grow acquisitions; the Company's ability to
maintain the strength and security of its information technology systems;
stability of the Company's manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; the
Company's ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property
rights; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials
and contracted products; foreign currency fluctuations; our ability to utilize
our net operating loss carryforwards; and legal, regulatory, political and
economic risks in international markets. More information on potential factors
that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to
time in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking
statements included in this press release are based upon information available
to the Company as of the date of this press release, and speak only as of the
date hereof. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

CONTACT: Company Contact:

         Warren B. Kanders
         Executive Chairman
         Tel 1-203-428-2000
         warren.kanders@bdel.com
         or
         Peter Metcalf
         Chief Executive Officer
         Tel 1-801-278-5552
         peter.metcalf@bdel.com
        
         Investor Relations:

         Liolios Group, Inc.
         Scott Liolios or Cody Slach
         Tel 1-949-574-3860
         BDE@liolios.com

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