Salomon Hires New Director Of Sales

PORTLAND, OREGON, October 9, 2002 — Salomon North America announces that Tom Berry, formerly of The North Face, will fill the position of Director of Sales, effective immediately.

Berry developed strategic skills early in his career as a Management Consultant and secured sound leadership skills during his 4-year assignment as an Infantry Officer where he attained the rank of Captain. At The North Face, he held several Sales positions over the past 5 years including, National Accounts Manager, Director of Sales (Western USA) and Project Leadership for Retail Floor Space Management.

“Tom brings a fresh perspective to an experienced Salomon Sales Team and brings the focus and experience we need to continue to succeed moving forward,” said James Curleigh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Salomon North America. “We, at Salomon, are excited to learn from Tom’s solid background and expertise, and welcome him and his family into the Salomon family.”

With a strong background knowledge of both specialty retail and key Salomon accounts, specific experience in Softgoods and established relationships with existing accounts, Berry will take full responsibility for the Sales Organization effective immediately. He will report directly to James Curleigh and will work closely with each of the Salomon Business Units and the Brand Department, as well as the critical areas of Service, Credit and Finance.

Upon joining Salomon, Berry relocates to Portland from San Francisco, Calif., with his wife and two children.

Salomon is one of the portfolio of sports brands of adidas-Salomon AG, the number two sporting goods manufacturer in the world. In North America, Salomon is based in Portland, Oregon. Salomon design, development, and manufacturing are located in Annecy, France. Salomon products include technical apparel; technical mountaineering, backpacking and outdoor footwear; backpacks; alpine skis, boots and bindings; Snowblades"¢; cross-country ski boots and bindings; snowshoes; inline skates; snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings. The adidas-Salomon brand portfolio also includes ADIDAS footwear and apparel, TAYLOR MADE golf clubs and accessories, MAVIC wheels and bicycle rims, BONFIRE SNOWBOARDING apparel, travel gear, and accessories and ARC’TERYX outerwear, backpacks, harnesses and accessories. Salomon information can be accessed on the World Wide Web at .