SKECHERS Distribution Center Certified as Largest LEED Gold Building in the United States

  SKECHERS Distribution Center Certified as Largest LEED Gold Building in the
  United States

 1.82 million-square-foot Highland Fairview-SKECHERS facility in California’s
       Inland Empire is recognized for environmentally-friendly design

Business Wire

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. -- February 19, 2013

SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) today announced that its North American
distribution center in Rancho Belago, California has been officially certified
LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed and built by developer
Highland Fairview to the highest environmental standards, the 1.82
million-square-foot SKECHERS facility is the largest LEED certified building
in the United States to have received this honor.

SKECHERS North American distribution center in Rancho Belago, California.
(Photo: Business Wire)

SKECHERS North American distribution center in Rancho Belago, California.
(Photo: Business Wire)

“SKECHERS is committed to growing its business in a way that conserves natural
resources, protects the environment and reduces waste,” said David Weinberg,
SKECHERS Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “In addition to
efficiently distributing our product across North America, the SKECHERS Rancho
Belago facility is an outstanding example of how large corporations can grow
their business while also promoting Earth-friendly practices. We’re proud of
the design innovation and ‘green’ features that can be found throughout the

"We are honored to receive this unique recognition. A LEED Gold designation is
a tremendous achievement for any size project and to be recognized for the
largest most advanced sustainable development of its kind in the U.S. is
especially rewarding,” said Highland Fairview President and Chief Executive
Officer Iddo Benzeevi.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for
commercial buildings involves a scorecard that evaluates several categories:
sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and
resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation. The SKECHERS
distribution center, which received its certification on December 28, 2012,
earned 41 points from this scorecard to secure LEED Gold certification. Key
features include:

  *280,000 square-feet of solar power generation systems on the roof.
  *Lighting that operates as needed, regulated by motion sensors and powered
    in part by solar panels.
  *A warehouse ventilation system that utilizes outside air drawn through
    louvers facing the prevailing winds, plus energy efficient heating and
    cooling systems.
  *A solar reflective white “cool roof” and light colored on-site pavement to
    help reduce heat and global warming.
  *Water efficient and drought tolerant landscaping that reduces irrigation
    by 50 percent.
  *A Water Pollution Prevention Program that captures and treats storm water
    runoff from 90 percent of annual rainfall.
  *Low-emitting paints, coatings, glues, and sealants that comply with LEED
    standards were used during construction.
  *Recycled and regional building materials were sourced within 500 miles of
    the construction site. The majority of on-site construction waste
    materials were recycled as well.

Weinberg added: “With the capacity to annually ship 100-million pairs of
shoes, this state-of-the-art automated facility will allow us to efficiently
grow our business with reduced impact to the environment. And, with the
addition of a SKECHERS retail store at the site, we can service the local

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the SKECHERS distribution center took
place in March 2010, and was attended by then governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
and the building opened for operation in November 2011. In addition to the
warehouse operations – which can process 18,000 to 20,000 pairs of shoes for
distribution in one hour – the structure includes 20,000 square-feet of office
space and a SKECHERS retail store.


SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children
under the SKECHERS name. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States
via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and
its e-commerce website, and over 100 countries and territories through the
Company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada,
Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia.
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ABOUT Highland Fairview

Highland Fairview is a privately held real estate development company
specializing in the development of large scale, industrial, commercial and
residential projects. Highland Fairview and its affiliate companies currently
own approximately five square miles of properties within Southern California
which are in various stages of development. Highland Fairview’s is committed
to sustainable development through its Full-Life-Cycle approach to development

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and market instability; entry into the highly competitive performance footwear
market; sustaining, managing and forecasting costs and proper inventory
levels; losing any significant customers, decreased demand by industry
retailers and cancellation of order commitments due to the lack of popularity
of particular designs and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image
and intense competition among sellers of footwear for consumers; anticipating,
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demand for the products and the various market factors described above; sales
levels during the spring, back-to-school and holiday selling seasons; and
other factors referenced or incorporated by reference in the Company’s annual
report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its quarterly
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