NORWALK, CT – April 10, 2003 – HEAD USA has announced the appointment of veteran ski executive Robert Langlois to the newly-formed position of Vice President of HEAD/Tyrolia Winter Sports effective immediately.

“HEAD has attracted a world class leader,” said Dave Haggerty, CEO of HEAD USA. “Robert is a seasoned professional with key leadership roles in the winter sports market who will continue the positive growth that we have made over the last several years.”

Langlois brings extensive sports management expertise in the North American market to HEAD/Tyrolia. Prior to his appointment, he was involved in various worldwide business development activities: His rise at Salomon Canada Sports Ltd from an independent sales representative to VP of Sales and Marketing to President and CEO is a testament to his performance. Langlois will be responsible for the sales and marketing efforts for the U.S. winter sports division.

“I am thrilled about joining the HEAD/Tyrolia team,” said Langlois. “With the momentum that the company has built in the last few years, combined with my passion for winter sports and the confidence in the HEAD and Tyrolia brands, I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities ahead.”

HEAD Tyrolia Wintersports is the American Wintersports division of Head NV, which owns such premier sporting goods brands as HEAD (tennis, racquetball, squash, athletic and outdoor footwear, skis and boots, sportswear), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), Mares and Dacor (both scuba gear). For more information about HEAD Tyrolia Wintersports, please visit www.head.com.