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FIRST TEAM SPORTS APPOINTS R.S.H. PTE, LTD. AS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR IN SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, BRUNEI, HONG KONG & THAILAND

 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- First Team Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: FTSP) manufacturers and distributors of Ultra-Wheels in- line skates and accessories, is pleased to announce the appointment of R.S.H. Pte, Ltd. as exclusive distributor of Ultra-Wheels products in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
 David Soderquist, president, stated, "We are extremely proud to have such an accomplished and experienced company to distribute Ultra-Wheels products in these countries. With 120 outlets, and 14 agency lines, such as Reebok, Wilson, Spalding, Avia, and Speedo, R.S.H.'s presence in this regional market is virtually unmatched.
 J.S. Gill, managing director of R.S.H. Pte, Ltd., said, "We are very excited to add Ultra-Wheels to our distribution line. Trends in the sporting goods industry germinate in the USA only to percolate in Europe and eventually in all corners of Asia. These Asia-Pacific rim countries are virgin markets with tremendous growth potential and steadily growing per capita income. As buying power rises in these densely populated regions, Ultra-Wheels products will be available to capitalize on this progress."
 First Team Sports, Inc., manufactures and distributes high quality in-line roller skates and accessories under the trademarks Ultra-Wheels and Skate Attack(R). The company's products are manufactured and assembled to its specifications in the Unites States and foreign countries. Ultra-Wheels skates are endorsed by company spokespersons Wayne Gretzky, Janet Jones Gretzky, Katarina Witt, Brett Hull, Kurt Browning, and Team USA Hockey. First Team Sports is traded on the NASDAQ national market under the symbol "FTSP."
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 /CONTACT: Susan Niles, director of marketing, First Team Sports, 612-780-4454/
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