Black Diamond To Present At The 2012 Gateway Conference On September 6

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond, Inc. (Nasdaq:BDE) (the "Company" or "Black Diamond"), a leading global provider of outdoor recreation equipment and active lifestyle products, has been invited to present at the 2012 Gateway Conference being held on September 6 at the W San Francisco Hotel.

Black Diamond's management is scheduled to present at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day.

The presentation will also be viewable via live webcast at www.gateway-conference.com under the Presenting Companies menu.

For additional information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Black Diamond's management, please visit www.gateway-conference.com and click on the Register/Login tab. You may also email your request to schedule@gateway-conference.com or call 949-574-3860.

About the Gateway Conference

The Gateway Conference is designed to provide a unique gateway between influential members of the investment community and a select group of compelling publicly-traded companies. Portfolio managers, research analysts and brokers from buy-side and sell-side institutions will have the opportunity to learn about more than 50 emerging growth companies across a broad range of industries, from technology, business services and digital media, to clean-tech, consumer/retail, life sciences and natural resources. For more information, visit www.gateway-conference.com.

The invitation-only conference is hosted by Liolios Group, one of the nation's top investor relations agencies, and sponsored by leading firms that service the financial community. For more information about Liolios Group, visit www.liolios.com.

About Black Diamond, Inc.

Black Diamond, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative active outdoor performance products for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, cycling and other outdoor recreation activities for a wide range of year-round use. The Company's principal brands, Black Diamond®, Gregory™ and POC™, are iconic in the active outdoor industry and linked intrinsically with the modern history of these sports. Black Diamond is synonymous with performance, innovation, durability and safety that the outdoor and action sport communities rely on and embrace in their active lifestyle. Headquartered in Salt Lake City at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, the Company's products are created and tested on some of the best alpine peaks, slopes, crags, roads and trails in the world. These close connections to the Black Diamond lifestyle enhance the authenticity of the Company's brands, inspire product innovation and strengthen customer loyalty. The Company's products are sold by leading specialty retailers in the U.S. and 50 countries around the world. For additional information, please visit the Company's websites at www.blackdiamond-inc.com, www.blackdiamondequipment.com, www.gregorypacks.com or www.pocsports.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Please note that in this press release we may use words such as "appears," "anticipates," "believes," "plans," "expects," "intends," "future," and similar expressions which constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the Company and therefore involve a number of risks and uncertainties. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, the overall level of consumer spending on our products; general economic conditions and other factors affecting consumer confidence; disruption and volatility in the global capital and credit markets; the financial strength of the Company's customers; the Company's ability to implement its growth strategy; the Company's ability to successfully integrate and grow acquisitions; the Company's ability to maintain the strength and security of its information technology systems; stability of the Company's manufacturing facilities and foreign suppliers; the Company's ability to protect trademarks and other intellectual property rights; fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and contracted products; foreign currency fluctuations; our ability to utilize our net operating loss carryforwards; and legal, regulatory, political and economic risks in international markets. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included from time to time in the Company's public reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this press release, and speak only as of the date hereof. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.
CONTACT: Warren B. Kanders         Executive Chairman         Tel 203-428-2000         warren.kanders@bdel.com         or         Peter Metcalf         Chief Executive Officer         Tel 801-278-5552         peter.metcalf@bdel.com                  Investor Relations:         Liolios Group, Inc.         Cody Slach         Tel 949-574-3860         BDE@liolios.com

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