Oakley Ignites Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari

  Oakley Ignites Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari

 Launch of New Scuderia Ferrari Collection Marks Start of Innovative Alliance

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- May 9, 2014

Oakley, Inc. today officially unveiled the latest Scuderia Ferrari Carbon
Blade™, the jewel in the crown of the Oakley Scuderia Ferrari collection.
Inspired by the namesake racing team, these special editions are the first
products created to celebrate the alliance between these two leaders of

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 8: (L-R) Scuderia Ferrari drivers Marc Gene of Spain,
Pedro de la Rosa of Spa ...

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 8: (L-R) Scuderia Ferrari drivers Marc Gene of Spain,
Pedro de la Rosa of Spain and Kimi Raikonnen of Finland attend The Official
Oakley X Scuderia Ferrari Collection Launch on May 8, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain
(Photo: Business Wire)

Revealed by Scuderia Ferrari driver and former Formula 1 World Champion Kimi
Räikkönen, the collection was launched at an immersive event in central
Barcelona that brought together the expert engineering minds from Oakley and
Scuderia Ferrari.

Oakley Design Engineers Ryan Calilung and Ryan Saylor took to the stage
alongside Scuderia Ferrari’s Alessandra Cenicola, the engineer responsible for
the production of the front and rear wing of the F1 single seater, to share
their experiences. Oakley’s “mad scientists” often draw design and mechanical
cues from motorsport and automotive engineering, from chassis shape and clean
lines inspiring frame design to the correlation of F1 suspension mechanics and
Oakley hinge mechanisms.

The group of high-performance experts shared their experiences of developing
market-leading products, as well as looking forward to the endless
possibilities that could come from this multi-year partnership.

“The biggest inspiration behind the Scuderia Ferrari Carbon Blade™ can be seen
in the materials used to create it,” said Ryan Calilung, Oakley Design
Engineer. “Carbon fiber is central to the engineering process at Scuderia
Ferrari, and we wanted to reflect that passion for excellence and cutting edge
innovation in the Carbon Blade. Carbon fiber has been used before in eyewear,
but never in this way. Rather than shaping pieces from flat rigid plates, we
molded the carbon layers into a flexible frame structure, creating a highly
engineered solution.”

“When we sign an agreement with a new partner, we look for leaders in their
industry who share our vision and values,” said Andrea Perrone, Ferrari Brand
CEO. “Innovation, passion and commitment to results underpin everything
Scuderia Ferrari does. Oakley represents all those things in the eyewear field
and is a company that makes innovation a driver for its success. We are very
proud and excited at Ferrari for this partnership, both for us as a brand and
for all the Scuderia Ferrari fans around the world.”

The limited edition Carbon Blade™ is the halo of the 8-piece Scuderia Ferrari
collection. Each model carries color highlights in Scuderia Ferrari red and is
laser-etched with the Scuderia Ferrari emblem in the corner of the lens.
Custom packaging and a custom case make each edition a collectible.

Synonymous with a full roster of sports racing, the Oakley icon is now a
symbol of excellence in Formula 1, one of the most popular sporting events in
the world.

With the partnership agreement, Oakley is the Official Licensee in eyewear, as
well as the Official Supplier to Scuderia Ferrari. The team’s racers, Fernando
Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen, Pedro de la Rosa and Marc Gené will carry the Oakley
logo on their F1 helmets throughout 2014 and wear the Oakley Scuderia Ferrari
eyewear on and off the track.

For more information on the partnership with Scuderia Ferrari go to
Press.Oakley.com/Ferrari. Visit Oakley.com to learn more about the company’s
performance and lifestyle products for men and women. Also visit us at
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About Oakley, Inc.

Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of
the leading sports brands in the world. The holder of more than 600 patents,
Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with inventions and
wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the
most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with innovations that
world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest
level possible. Oakley is famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as
High Definition Optics® (HDO®) which is incorporated into all Oakley sun and
prescription eyewear, and all premium Oakley goggles. Oakley has extended its
leadership position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into apparel,
footwear and accessories collections. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley
has both men’s and women’s product lines that target Sports Performance,
Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group.
Additional information is available at www.oakley.com.

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