Head USA Hires New Wintersports Product Manager

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HEAD USA, Inc.
Shore Pointe, One Selleck Street
Norwalk CT 06855

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HEAD HIRES ANDREW COUPERTHWAIT AS WINTERSPORTS PRODUCT MANAGER

[Norwalk, CT 1 December 2009] Head USA is pleased to announce that Andrew Couperthwait has been named Wintersports Product Manager.  Andrew will be responsible for ensuring that Head delivers the best performing products to its network of retail, resort, and rental partners across the country. Andrew has a long history in winter sports retail and equipment testing.  His experience will give Head a distinct market advantage with a greater understanding of what it takes to deliver the most sellable and enjoyable equipment in the world.  Most recently, he managed the Christy Sports in Avon, Colorado while being a multi-year ski and boot tester for Ski Magazine.  He’s been on the cover of three national ski publications and is an expert boot fitter.

“After interviewing a very impressive pool of industry veterans, Andrew distinguished himself as the person we sought as product manager here in the United States,” said Jeremy Sherwood, CEO Head USA.  “With the addition of Andrew, our new management team is complete and ready to deliver top-notch products targeted for the US market.”

Head USA provides the best performing ski equipment in the world that is used exclusively by world champions like Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn.  Head Wintersports is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

For more information, please contact Jon Rucker at (203) 855-8666, ext. 1601.

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ABOUT HEAD: HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing.  We sell products under the HEAD (tennis, squash, paddle and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, protection, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Novak Djokovic, Andrew Murray, Gilles Simon, Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Ivan Ljubicic, Marat Safin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder, Amelie Mauresmo, Zhou Mi, Karim Darwish, Jack Huczek, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick Staudacher, Rainer Schönfelder, Markus Larsson, Anja Paerson, Maria Riesch, Elisabeth Görgl, Sarka Zahrobska and Jon Olsson.

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