Rocky Brands, Inc. Announces New Military Contract

NELSONVILLE, Ohio--()--Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCKY) today announced it has received an order to produce “Hot Weather” combat boots for the U.S. Military. The contract is for one year and includes four additional one year options. Under the terms of the agreement, the maximum amount of boots shipped per year cannot exceed approximately $20 million with an expected annual amount of approximately $16 million. The company expects to begin fulfilling the order in the first half of 2017.

Mr. Brooks, said, “We are extremely pleased to receive this additional contract from the U.S. Military as increasing sales in our military segment is a key component of our diversified growth strategy. We recently invested in expanding our Puerto Rico manufacturing facility in order to better capitalize on the growing demand for military footwear.”

The Company is currently in the process of fulfilling the order it received to produce “Temperate Weather” combat boots that was announced in February 2016 and an existing contract to produce “Hot Weather” boots that was announced in February 2013.

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®.

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