Rocky Brands Announces CFO Transition

Mike Staude Appointed Interim CFO

NELSONVILLE, Ohio--()--Rocky Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCKY) today announced that Mike Staude, Vice President of Finance, has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of James E. McDonald as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr. McDonald’s resignation does not result from any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s accounting policies or practices.

Mr. Staude joined the Company in August 2007 and has served as Senior Vice President of Finance since January 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Accounting from January 2010 until January 2015 and as Director of Accounting from August 2007 until January 2010.

About Rocky Brands, Inc.

Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, Creative Recreation®, and the licensed brand Michelin®.

Safe Harbor Language

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Those statements include, but may not be limited to, all statements regarding intent, beliefs, expectations, projections, forecasts, and plans of the Company and its management. These forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the various risks inherent in the Company’s business as set forth in periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (filed March 3, 2016) and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2016 (filed April 29, 2016), June 30, 2016 (filed July 28, 2016), and September 30, 2016 (filed October 28, 2016). One or more of these factors have affected historical results, and could in the future affect the Company’s businesses and financial results in future periods and could cause actual results to differ materially from plans and projections. Therefore there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the Company, or any other person should not regard the inclusion of such information as a representation that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on information presently available to the management of the Company. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contacts

Rocky Brands, Inc.
Company Contact:
Mike Brooks, 740-753-1951
Chief Executive Officer
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Investor Relations:
ICR, Inc.
Brendon Frey, 203-682-8200

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