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Quiksilver Appoints Andy Mooney President And Chief Executive Officer

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“I am honored to lead Quiksilver, a company with a stellar reputation, a long, distinguished history of creativity and innovation and strong customer relationships,” said Mooney. “Quiksilver has built a valuable portfolio of global authentic brands. I am enthusiastic and energized about the opportunities ahead, and look forward to working with the Board, management team and our employees around the world to continue strengthening our brands, increasing global sales and driving operational efficiencies to fully realize Bob’s vision for Quiksilver.”

About Andy Mooney

Andy Mooney, 57, joins Quiksilver following an 11-year career at Disney Consumer Products, which oversees Disney's worldwide licensing, publishing and retail businesses. Mooney held the position of Chairman for eight years. While at Disney, Mooney and his team revolutionized Disney’s licensing business, re-invented the Disney Stores and opened Disney English Language Learning Centers in China, creating an exciting new growth opportunity for the company. Before joining Disney Consumer Products, Mooney worked at Nike, Inc. for 20 years where he held roles of increasing scope and responsibility including Chief Financial Officer of Nike UK, General Manager of Nike's global apparel business and Chief Marketing Officer. During his tenure at Nike, Mooney managed Nike’s footwear and apparel divisions and founded Nike’s equipment division.

About Bob McKnight

Bob McKnight, 59, co-founded Quiksilver in 1976, has served as President from 1979 through July 1991 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since August 1991. In February 2008, he was also re-appointed President. Under McKnight’s leadership, Quiksilver has grown from a startup to a worldwide corporation with annual revenues of $2 billion. Today, Quiksilver is a globally diversified, world leader in outdoor lifestyle apparel and footwear, with three primary brands: Quiksilver, Roxy and DC. Quiksilver has more than 7,500 employees and operates in more than 90 countries with more than 600 retail stores across the globe.

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