Munchkin, Inc. Appoints Robert Mann To Managing Director, Europe, Middle East And Africa (EMEA) Markets

Munchkin, Inc. Appoints Robert Mann To Managing Director, Europe, Middle East
                          And Africa (EMEA) Markets

  PR Newswire

  NORTH HILLS, California, Jan. 2, 2013

-- Sales and Marketing Expert Tapped to Lead Baby and Toddler Brand's
International Growth and Development Initiatives

NORTH HILLS, California, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Munchkin, Inc., leading
designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products and parent
company of U.K-based Lindam Ltd., today announced that Robert Mann has joined
as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mann brings more
than two decades of sales, marketing and operations experience to his role,
which is to help drive corporate growth and strengthen key relationships with
retailers and distributors, while defining product lines.

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"At Munchkin, we are continually looking for successful leaders to cultivate
our brand's presence and evolution on an international scale," said Margaret
Hardin, president of Munchkin, Inc. "Robert's extensive industry experience
and proven global successes in the consumer and retail space will play a
strategic role in expanding Munchkin's position as a key player in the baby
products category."

Mann joins Munchkin with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing
and operations management, most recently serving as the president EMEA for Toy
State International Ltd. In this role, his skillful leadership, efficiency and
entrepreneurial ingenuity improved company trade margins while simultaneously
enhancing marketing initiatives. In addition, Mann has held positions as the
president and CEO EMEA for Tomy Europe—a leading toy and nursery company in
the U.K.— and as managing director international for RC2(Ertl). As managing
director – EMEA for Munchkin, Mann will lead the company's growth and
development in the EMEA region through sales, marketing, and distribution
efforts. He will be based in the company's U.K. office.

"Throughout my career in the nursery industry, I have had the privilege of
cultivating my skills through associations with a broad range of leading
organizations and manufacturers," said Mann. "Moving forward, I welcome the
opportunity to work with a progressive and forward-thinking company like
Munchkin, helping to build a strong foundation for the Munchkin and Lindam
brands in the EMEA markets."

For more information on Munchkin, Inc., Lindam Ltd. or products, please visit
www.Munchkin.com .

About Munchkin, Inc. A privately held, global company headquartered in North
Hills, Calif., Munchkin, Inc. creates baby products that excite, delight and
make life easier for today's parents. Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has
always placed great emphasis on innovation, redefining what baby products can
achieve. As a result, Munchkin has reinvigorated the category with
improvements such as a 2-in-1 bottle brush design and White Hot® Technology
that lets moms know if the bath water or the car interior is too hot. A
strategic partnership with Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM &
HAMMER™ baking soda, resulted in a line of diapering products that work with
pure, natural baking soda, including the ARM & HAMMER™ Diaper Pail by
Munchkin, winner of the American Baby Bests Award. Munchkin, Inc. has won more
than 40 industry awards, including multiple wins of the coveted Target®
Corporation Partner Award of Excellence, the ASDA stores partnership award,
and the Toys "R" Us 2012 Vendor of the Year award. Endorsed and recommended by
sleep and safety experts, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents,
Munchkin products can be found at retail outlets internationally. For more
information, visit www.Munchkin.com .

About Lindam Established over 20 years ago, Lindam is Europe's leading child
home safety brand. Lindam is the leading supplier of child safety lines in
the UK and offers the broadest range of safety solutions globally. The
company's mission is to make clever products that help today's parents feed
and care for their children as safely as possible.Lindam products are
designed with infants and parents in mind and manufactured to standards that
help ensure they are the safest on the market. The company's commitment to
design and product development has been acknowledged with over 50 industry
awards received for excellence and our products are stocked in all major UK
outlets. Quality is second to none, designed and developed through extensive
research, manufactured using the safest and where necessary strongest
materials and tested in the best laboratories around the world to ensure they
are the safest in the market. In January 2010, Lindam were acquired by
Munchkin Inc. the Californian based designer and manufacturer of innovative
infant and toddler products. The amalgamation created a global baby and
infant specialist supplier with a comprehensive product portfolio. In addition
to Lindam's strong safety portfolio, including market-leading safety gates,
bouncers and nursery monitors, the range now includes Munchkin's portfolio of
industry-leading products across infant categories such as bath, care, travel
and feeding.

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