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VANS INC. OFFERS SYNOPSIS OF REMARKS AT CRUTTENDEN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GROWTH STOCK CONFERENCE

 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a summary of a presentation made by Orange, Calif.-based Vans Inc. (NASDAQ: VANS) today at the Cruttenden Southern California Growth Stock Conference.
 Vans Inc. (NASDAQ: VANS) is a domestic designer and manufacturer of high-quality, casual "Vans" brand footwear for men, women and children. Founded in 1966, Vans' product line consists of 24 styles of classic and custom deck shoes, high-tops and slip-ons in more than 145 different colors. Vans' distribution system includes a nationwide independent retailer network of more than 6,100 shoe, sporting goods, apparel and major department stores, as well as independent distributors in 35 foreign countries. The company-owned and operated network of 75 retail stores located in Southern California function as critical test markets for new styles and colors.
 VANS INC.
 Percent Increase
 Distribution Channels Sales FY92 FY92 vs. FY91
 Company-owned retail stores 28 pct. + 20 pct.(a)
 Independent retailer network 40 pct. + 37 pct.
 Direct sales (Mexico) 17 pct. + 14 pct.
 Other international 15 pct. + 60 pct.
 (a) + 13 percent (same stores)
 The company's unique domestic manufacturing means attention to quality and the greatest flexibility in the industry for fast inventory turns. "Quick Response" manufacturing guarantees customer receipt of custom orders in 19 working days or less -- the fastest turnaround time in the industry. In September 1992, Vans opened a new world-class manufacturing plant in Vista, Calif., implementing its MAST program (Make And Ship Today), which will reduce order response time to less than 24 hours. The company's "Quick Response" capability allows retailers to place smaller orders more frequently, thereby eliminating the risk associated with fashion trends and inventory carrying costs.
 Investment Highlights
 -- Strong balance sheet
 -- Domestic sourcing and manufacturing
 -- World-class manufacturing facility
 -- Recognized brand name and superior product value
 -- Broad demographic/geographic consumer appeal
 -- Rapidly expanding domestic and international distribution network
 -- Experienced management team, including new chief financial officer
 VANS INC.
 Financial Highlights
 In Thousands, Except Per Share Data
 Years Ended May 31, Six Months Ended Nov. 30,
 1992 1991 1992 1991
 Sales $91,246 $70,246 $45,700 $46,700
 Net income $6,463 ($236) $3,900 $1,700
 Earnings
 per share $.72 n/a $.40 $.20
 Weighted average
 number of shares 8,935 n/a 9,654 8,221
 -0- 2/18/93
 /CONTACT: Winston Hickman, executive VP and CFO of Vans, 714-944-7414, ext. 404/
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