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Huntington Beach, California, June 2, 2010 — Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced that Charles Crowe has resigned from its board of directors effective Thursday, May 27, 2010.
“We appreciate the many contributions that Charles has made to our company while serving on our Board and as an employee,” said Robert B. McKnight, Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Quiksilver, Inc.
“During his employment with the company and 30 years of serving as a director, Quiksilver has expanded globally and grown tremendously.
"Along the way, Charles has provided us with important perspective and solid business advice and we thank him for his many years of dedicated service.”
Mr. Crowe joined the Quiksilver board of directors in 1980 and resigned as the company’s Vice President in 1993.
“It has been personally and professionally gratifying to work with Quiksilver over the many years,” Mr. Crowe said.
“I believe that under Bob’s continuing leadership, the company will strengthen and expand its global Quiksilver, Roxy and DC presence and I look forward to following the company’s progress. I would like to wish the entire Quiksilver team the best of luck in the future.”
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK) is the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, snowboards and related products.
The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC, Lib Tech and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores.
Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.