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Rocky Brands, Inc. Announces New Footwear Order from the U.S. Military


January 7, 2016
By Business Wire News

NELSONVILLE, Ohio

Rocky Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCKY) today announced it has received an order to fulfill a contract to the U.S. Military to produce “Temperate Weather” combat boots. The contract includes a minimum purchase amount of $13.0 million with the entire order projected to ship between March and October 2016.

David Sharp, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract to produce high quality boots for the U.S. Military. Along with our existing contract, we have approximately $28 million in military orders scheduled for delivery in 2016, a 60% increase over 2015 levels. Military segment sales allow us to better utilize our company-operated manufacturing facility in Puerto Rico and help reduce the impact on our business from unfavorable weather like we experienced during the second half of 2015, particularly in the fourth quarter.”

The Company also announced its participation in the 2016 ICR Conference at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Management is scheduled to present on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be simultaneously broadcast on the Internet and will be available at www.rockybrands.com.

About Rocky Brands, Inc.

Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, Creative Recreation®, and the licensed brand Michelin®.

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Company:
Rocky Brands, Inc.
Jim McDonald, 740-753-1951
Chief Financial Officer
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