Crocs, Inc. Names Dale Bathum Chief Product Officer, Mike DeBell Chief Sales Officer And Doug Hayes President Of The Americas

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) today announced that Dale Bathum has been appointed chief product officer, Mike DeBell has been named chief sales officer and Doug Hayes has taken the role of president of the Americas market. As chief product officer, Bathum will be responsible for overseeing ideation, design, development and introduction of Crocs products to the international marketplace, while DeBell will lead all Crocs global sales offices and direct-to-consumer sales in the role of chief sales officer. Hayes will continue to oversee operations for North and South America, including wholesale and direct-to-consumer sales.

“Dale, Mike and Doug have each played an integral role in growing Crocs into a leading global lifestyle brand, and we look forward to their continued leadership in their new roles,” said John McCarvel, president and chief executive officer of Crocs. “Dale’s product vision, Mike’s sales leadership and Doug’s firm grasp on the Americas marketplace will help ensure Crocs’ continued, sustained growth.”

Bathum, who previously was senior vice president of product for Crocs, joined the company in 2007 with more than two decades of footwear industry experience. Prior to Crocs, Bathum founded and spent 10 years as CEO and president of Bite, a golf and outdoor footwear brand. Before founding Bite, Bathum held senior product development roles with footwear leaders Deckers and Nike.

DeBell returned to U.S. in October 2011 as senior vice president of global sales. Earlier in 2011, DeBell spent six months in Europe assisting in the regional restructure. He joined Crocs in 2006 as vice president of sales in Asia where he built the business over 5 years. In his more than 17 years of sales experience, DeBell held various sales management roles with multiple global companies.

Hayes joined Crocs in 2008 as vice president and managing director of Crocs Canada. In 2009 he assumed his most recent role, vice president and general manager of the Americas. Prior to joining Crocs, Hayes spent 25 years in the sports industry, serving in leadership roles with National Sports, Forzani Group Ltd, Callaway Golf Canada and adidas-Salomon Canada Limited.

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About Crocs, Inc.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Crocs, Inc. is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. Crocs offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans know and love. Crocs fans "Get Crocs Inside" every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world. The brand celebrated reaching $1 billion in annual sales in 2011.

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