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Julia Mancuso, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Signs Another Two Years with Rossignol.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- The Rossignol Group announced today that Julia Mancuso has signed another two-year sponsorship agreement to use Rossignol skis, bindings, poles and Lange boots. Mancuso won the gold medal in the Giant Slalom this past winter in Sestriere, Italy. She led after the first run and, in snowy conditions, emerged from the fog with a victorious second run. This was the first U.S. women's GS gold since Debbie Armstrong in 1984. The 22-year-old Lake Tahoe resident also captured back-to-back World Cup second-place finishes in the SG and Downhill at Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy earlier in the season.

"We are very excited to sign Julia on for another two years," said Francois Goulet, President Rossignol Group North America. "She has been an integral part of the Rossignol Team for many years. Julia maintains a fresh, playful perspective on competitive ski racing and her passion for surfing and love of the mountain culture makes her connection with the Quiksilver Rossignol Group a perfect match," continued Goulet.

Julia Mancuso commented, "I've been on Rossignol/Lange since I was eleven years old. They brought me from Whistler Cup Gold* to Olympic Gold. I am excited to continue the tradition. Rossignol has always been there for me, and the product and service has always been awesome."

Bernard Mariette, President of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK), said, "We are very excited to have Julia Mancuso continue her long relationship with Rossignol. We are passionate about Rossignol's mission to sponsor athletes not only with the best competitive qualities but who also can be true ambassadors of our brand on the slopes and off the slopes. Not only is Julia a world-class alpine competitor, she also embraces the freeride movement that Rossignol embodies, whether off piste in Chamonix or in the back country of Utah."

Julia Mancuso joins the number two speed skier in the world, Lindsey Kildow, and recent Olympic Gold Medalist, Ted Ligety, in representing the Rossignol Brand and the U.S. Ski Team in future years.

About the Company:

Rossignol is part of the Quiksilver Rossignol group, which was formed through a business combination between Quiksilver, Rossignol and their subsidiaries in 2005. The parent company, Quiksilver, Inc., is the world's leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, wintersports and golf equipment, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company's apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage, while its wintersports and golf brands symbolize a long-standing commitment to technical expertise and competitive success on the mountains and on the links.

The reputation of Quiksilver's brands is based on different outdoor sports. The Company's Quiksilver, Roxy, DC Shoes and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. The Rossignol, Dynastar, Lange, Look and Kerma brands are leaders in the alpine ski market, and the Company makes snowboarding equipment under its Rossignol, Dynastar, DC Shoes, Roxy, Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels. The Company's golf business includes Cleveland Golf, as well as Never Compromise putters and Fidra apparel. Gotcha is the Company's surf-based European brand addressing street fashion.

The Company's products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, ski shops, skateboard shops, snowboard shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops, other specialty stores and select department stores. Quiksilver's corporate and Americas' headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz and Voiron, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.

* Whistler Cup is an International Junior Championship race for ages 11 thru 14.

NOTE: For further information about Quiksilver, Inc., you are invited to take a look at our world at www.quiksilver.com, www.roxy.com, www.dcshoecousa.com, www.quiksilveredition.com, www.hawkclothing.com, www.rossignol.com, www.dynastar.com, www.clevelandgolf.com, and www.fidragolf.com.
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