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Reef Apparel signs Tino and JD

January 5, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lindy Williams
800-423-6855
[email protected]

Reef signs JD Webb and Tino Santori
Both sign 3-year contracts to represent Reef Apparel

San Diego, CA (December 30, 2003)- Reef, the leader in authentic action sports footwear, is proud to announce the signing of JD Webb and Tino Santori to represent Reef’s apparel line. JD Webb has been riding for Reef for the past 4 years while Tino is a welcomed new addition to the brand. JD and Tino are the first athletes of Wakeboarding acclaim to sign with Reef Apparel, which will hit stores in early Spring 04.

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While Reef has been in business for over 19 years, until recently the Brand has offered a narrow product line, primarily limited to footwear. Yet the Company’s brand identity and awareness is on par with far larger Brands in the action sports industry. “We feel the apparel launch is a natural extension of Reef’s brand identity”, said Mark Price, Global Marketing Director, “and in keeping with the beach lifestyle recognition the Brand enjoys.”

Reef apparel and the two young athletes, JD and Tino, match up well. Given Reef’s market position, the men’s apparel line has tremendous resources behind it and long term potential. Commented Chris Bischoff, Wakeboarding Team Manager, ” JD and Tino are some of the brightest rising stars in International wakeboarding and great representatives for Reef Apparel, combining exceptional wakeboarding talent with youthful energy and the desire to be the best in the world. With Reef’s marketing machine behind them and their ability, they have the potential to surmount incredible achievements.”

Previous accomplishments for the pair are as follows: JD Webb – 2003 Jr. Men World Champion, 2003 Jr. Mens X- Series Champion, 2003 Jr. Mens Nationals Champion. Tino Santori – 2003 1st Place Pro Tour Stop – Kelowna, BC., 2002 Rookie of the Year by Wakeboarding Magazine, 2002 US Open of Wakeboarding Champion, Reef is headquartered in San Diego, California. More than 3,000 retailers sell reef footwear across the U.S., from hard-core action sports shops and sporting goods stores, to finer boutiques and specialty mail order catalogs. The products are also sold internationally in more than 90 countries.

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For more information, please contact Lindy Williams @ 858-514-3600 EXT 123 or [email protected]

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