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Bauer World 2014

Bauer Hockey recently concluded its annual industry-leading BauerWorld event, during which it unveiled its next-generation of revolutionary technologies and product innovations.

In addition, attendees were able to speak firsthand with several of the company's key product developers and designers to receive an in-depth explanation of the extensive R&D programs that created the advanced technologies featured in upcoming product lines.

"With more than 600 attendees from around the globe, BauerWorld 2014 was the largest and most expansive yet," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Bauer Hockey. "This year we provided our partners with more than a chance to try the latest products and learn from our experts. We also provided a behind-the-scenes look into our performance sports platform to showcase our commitment to Research and Development and engineering excellence, which demonstrated to our long-standing partners and those new to our family exactly how we continue to create innovative products year after year."

The highlight of the week-long event was the introduction of Bauer's Spring 2014 product line up. Bauer unveiled new revolutionary technologies and its latest product advancements, including FLEXORB, 37.5TM technology, the BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3 skate and the BAUER NEXUS 8000 skate.

Highlights of Bauer Hockey's Spring 2014 product line up include:

BAUER SUPREME SKATE LINE:

Led by the BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3, the new BAUER SUPREME line of skates continues to deliver new levels of skating efficiency with its light weight, anatomical fit and next-generation range of motion technologies. The BAUER SUPREME TOTALONE MX3 features a new FREE-FLEX tendon guard that allows for the maximum range of motion and a new injected one-piece stability lacing system designed for a BAUER SUPREME fit. It also has a 3FLEX TONGUE with CURV® composite inserts that let a player customize the flex and performance of the skate. Like a springboard, the CURV composite inserts respond as a player skates forward. The top five new BAUER SUPREME skates feature the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE HOLDER that allows players to change out broken or dull steel in seconds.

BAUER NEXUS SKATE LINE:

The new BAUER NEXUS skate line combines state-of-the-art technologies with an authentic look and feel. The elite BAUER NEXUS 8000 features a new CURV composite quarter package and a three-piece felt tongue with a high-density metatarsal guard. Its HYDRAMAX 2 liner delivers ultimate comfort and abrasion protection. The top four BAUER NEXUS skates feature the TUUK LIGHTSPEED EDGE HOLDER that allows players to change out broken or dull steel in seconds.

BAUER RE-AKT 100 HELMET:

Available in stores this summer, this revolutionary helmet delivers next-generation protection and enhanced impact management. The RE-AKT 100 features the new SUSPEND-TECH 2 liner system with FLEXORB for superior impact absorption and better rotational management. SEVEN+ embedded in VTX Technology provides optimal impact management for both high and low linear energy impacts.

NEW FULL LINE OF PERFORMANCE APPAREL:

Bauer Hockey unveiled several new lines of apparel, including the first launch of its off-ice training apparel and women-specific base layer, as well as next-generation protective and base layer apparel. This new full line of performance apparel is led by the introduction of FLEXORB and 37.5, which deliver exclusive revolutionary technologies that advance player performance and protection. FLEXORB offers exceptional protective properties and flexibility and will debut in Bauer Hockey's latest line of protective base layer. FLEXORB is strategically placed in vulnerable areas, such as the clavicle or lower rib area, to complement other equipment. Apparel with 37.5 technology, a state-of-the-art moisture management innovation, uses body heat to quickly evaporate water away from an athlete, allowing him or her to dry up to six times faster. 37.5 technology will debut across Bauer Hockey's new elite performance apparel line, as well as in certain protective equipment.

BAUER NEXUS STICK LINE:

The new BAUER NEXUS stick line, with its TRU mid-kick flex, is ideal for the player looking for a balanced feel with a quick, effortless release. The BAUER NEXUS 8000 stick features a new POWER SENSE CORE blade that maximizes power and puck feel while enhancing balance and stability. It also includes a PURE SHOT blade profile that reduces the amount of blade deflection – the twisting or opening of the blade while shooting – improving blade control and accuracy. For added durability, the BAUER NEXUS 8000 includes eLASTech Technology, a proprietary resin system that reinforces composite materials and reduces the spread of micro-fractures.

ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS LTD. Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball equipment as well as related apparel. The Company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA and COMBAT brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level.

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Bauer Performance Sports First to Deliver 37.5™ Technology to Hockey

Bauer Performance Sports and Cocona Natural Technologies unveiled 37.5 ™ technology for hockey, an advanced fast-drying moisture management process that will debut in Bauer Hockey's base layer, training apparel and protective equipment. Fabric infused with this revolutionary technology delivers an unprecedented level of performance, allowing athletes to spend more energy on their game.

"Athletes have come to trust our products for the innovative technologies that elevate their game, and this exclusive agreement positions us as the first company to be delivering this innovation to the team sports we serve," said Kevin Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bauer Performance Sports. "As we expand this partnership, we look forward to delivering 37.5 technology into other sports across our platform."

Apparel with 37.5 technology dries up to six times faster than competitive products. While other fabrics simply wick moisture around the garment, trapping humidity near the athlete's skin, 37.5 technology uses body heat to evaporate moisture and release sweat from under equipment. This revolutionary advancement adds a new moisture management system to base layer and protective equipment that helps regulate an athlete's body temperature and humidity level next to the skin like never before. This helps maximize performance by directing more of a player's energy on the game, not temperature management.

"This is an exciting launch for those of us who love hockey," said Jeff Bowman, Chief Executive Officer, Cocona. "Bauer is the first to take the 37.5 technology from the outdoor sports world where it is well established to team sports, where it can provide a competitive advantage."

Cocona Natural Technologies is a global leader in providing innovative performance technologies from natural sources to the apparel, glove and footwear markets. Bauer Performance Sports and Cocona have an exclusive multi-year partnership. Through this agreement, Bauer Performance Sports plans to integrate 37.5 technology into training apparel, base layer and protective equipment across its platform.

The material is easily cleaned and rejuvenates after each wash. 37.5 technology will be launched in new BAUER base layer, team apparel and elite protective equipment. These products will be available in retail stores this spring.

ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS LTD. Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball equipment as well as related apparel. The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA and COMBAT brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.

ABOUT COCONA NATURAL TECHNOLOGIES Cocona Natural Technologies is the world leader in the development, commercialization and marketing of Active Particle TechnologiesTM currently used to enhance the technical performance of clothing, footwear and sleep systems. Cocona is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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VAPOR APX2 Stick: eLASTech Technology

eLASTech technology is a distinctive blend of resins created exclusively for BAUER sticks. It improves durability by reducing the spread of micro-fractures caused by slashes and blocked shots -- extending the stick's 'pop life' to keep it feeling newer, longer.

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Bauer Performance Sports, G-Form LLC Announce Exclusive Partnership

Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. has announced a multi-year partnership with G-Form LLC, a recognized leader in the design and development of impact protection for elite athletes and consumer products. This exclusive partnership will utilize patented technologies developed by both companies to launch FLEXORB, an innovative new material to be used in numerous protective products across the Bauer Performance Sports platform.

"We're excited about this new partnership because our consumers demand state-of-the-art technologies and by working with G-Form we will once again be able to elevate player protection across all of our sports," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Bauer Performance Sports.

"FLEXORB, which is exclusive to Bauer Performance Sports, is a next generation technology that advances player protection without sacrificing comfort and mobility." FLEXORB will debut in Bauer Hockey's latest line of protective base layer and the company's newest elite helmet, the BAUER RE-AKT 100, both of which were unveiled this week at the company's annual BauerWorld event.

BauerWorld is a multi-sport week-long product and apparel showcase with more than 600 of the world's leading retailers.

The new line of base layer features FLEXORB material strategically placed in vulnerable areas such as the clavicle or lower rib area for added protection. In creating FLEXORB, the new base layer provides athletes with exceptional protection, flexibility and durability due to both G-Form and Bauer's patented and proprietary hinging methods, composite structures as well as materials and design elements that allow for unrestrained movements. In the RE-AKT 100, FLEXORB will be utilized in the SUSPEND-TECH 2 liner system, a free-floating suspension liner that moves independently from the inner foam to help reduce excessive movement at impact and manage rotational impacts. The new BAUER base layer and RE-AKT 100 helmet will be available at retail locations throughout the world this spring.

G-Form has developed leading athletic protective products utilizing its Reactive Protection Technology™(RPT™), a soft padded material that stiffens upon impact and absorbs more than 90 percent of the energy transfer. RPT™ is a blend of PORON® XRD, which is currently used in elite BAUER helmets and other protective products, and other proprietary G-Form materials and composites.

"G-Form's partnership with Bauer is the perfect marriage of our cutting edge impact and composite technologies with Bauer's legendary commitment to relentlessly improving performance," said G-Form VP of Innovations Thom Cafaro. "The utilization of G-Form in the new FLEXORB line of products creates a combination of comfort and protection never before possible."

ABOUT BAUER PERFORMANCE SPORTS LTD. Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball equipment as well as related apparel. The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA and COMBAT brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.

ABOUT G-FORM LLC G-Form LLC is a pioneer in the advancement of impact protection technology for athletes. The company's proprietary next generation materials and composites combine high level impact protection with comfort, style and complete freedom of motion. G-Form also makes protective cases for consumer electronics that feature their same innovative impact technologies trusted by athletes around the world. G-Form's branded protective gear in MTB, BMX, skateboard and snowboard markets allows athletes to protect themselves without compromising performance and comfort. G-Form has also become the chosen protective equipment of professional stunt men and women and athletes across multiple extreme sports categories. While the company markets its own products under the G-Form brand, it prides itself on its exclusive OEM partnership with a world class innovative brand like Bauer. For more information on G-Form, visit www.g-form.com.

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