Skechers Performance Extends Contract with World Class Marathoner, Meb

The Performance Footwear Brand to Sponsor Meb through 2023

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), today
announced the contract extension of world-class distance runner, Meb.
Meb will continue as brand ambassador for Skechers Performance through
2023. Skechers Performance will remain Meb’s official footwear and
apparel sponsor and continue to feature the elite marathoner in
marketing campaigns as well as collaborate with Meb on footwear

Since launching performance footwear in 2011, Skechers Performance has
built an award-winning line up of running shoes based on the philosophy
of listening to runners’ needs and building the best shoes not only for
athletes, but with athletes. This philosophy began when Skechers
Performance launched the first GOrun shoe with Meb as the official brand
ambassador and consultant.

“Skechers Performance has helped me achieve my goals over the past five
years and the team’s support through all the highs and lows has been
very consistent,” said Meb. “Being 40 years old and training for the
Olympic Trials is a huge achievement and Skechers Performance has helped
make this possible. They know what it means to be a partner and working
with the brand to help create the best running shoes possible has been a
rewarding experience. It’s not something many athletes have the
opportunity to do.”

After joining Skechers Performance, Meb set a personal record (PR) at
the 2011 New York Marathon, PR’d at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston
and took fourth place at the 2012 Olympic Games. He then went on to set
his current PR (2:08:37) and win the 2014 Boston Marathon at the age of
38, wearing his namesake Skechers GOmeb Speed 3. Meb is the only athlete
in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an
Olympic Medal. Meb also currently holds the U.S. marathon masters
record, which was set at the 2015 New York Marathon with his time of

In 2016, sights are now set on Meb’s race at the upcoming Olympic Trials
as he competes in the marathon for a spot on the U.S. team. Skechers
Performance Elite Athlete, Kara Goucher, will also be competing for a
spot on the women’s team. The trials will be held in Los Angeles on
February 13th, the day before the Skechers Performance Los
Angeles Marathon.

“Working with Meb has been an incredible journey and we are truly
honored to have not only a star athlete on our team, but an
inspirational person,” said Rick Higgins, SVP, Merchandising/Marketing,
Skechers Performance. “Meb’s motivation is contagious. Anyone that has
the pleasure of meeting him knows what I mean. He is a phenomenal role
model, an essential ambassador to the sport, and a champion on and off
the course. We are excited to continue working with Meb, as he has truly
become a part of the Skechers family.”

From grassroots events to securing the title sponsorship of a major race
such as the Los Angeles Marathon, Skechers Performance has continued to
rapidly grow in the performance footwear market. Skechers USA is
currently the second largest athletic footwear company in the U.S. and
the Performance division’s steadfast commitment to running is evident
not only via the Company’s athlete partnerships and marketing
initiatives, but with the product innovation. The new spring 2016
performance footwear line reflects such innovations and is the most
technologically advanced performance footwear from Skechers Performance
to date.

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SKECHERS USA, Inc., based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States and over 120
countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores,
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website. The Company manages its international business through a
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wholly-owned subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Latin
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Jolene Abbott
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