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K2 Sports Appoints Jason DeJong to Head-up U.S. Sales for Growing Snowshoe Division

Media Contact:
Lisa Mullen
Verde Brand Communications
lisa@verdepr.com

SEATTLE, Wash. (Aug. 18, 2014) - K2 Sports is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason DeJong to the newly created position of U.S. snowshoe sales manager. He will oversee all domestic sales of the Atlas, Tubbs and Powder Ridge brands. Under this new position, DeJong will report directly to Jason Tillinghast, sales director of K2 Outdoor.

“Jason has over 15 years of relevant industry and company experience to bring to this new role,” says Tillinghast, “I’m very excited that the growth of the K2 Outdoor category has allowed us to create this custom made position for Jason.”

DeJong, who has spent the last two years with K2 as the snowshoe category product planner, spent numerous years as a buyer for Porters in Lake Tahoe and as an outside rep for Marker Bindings before joining the K2 family. In his new role, DeJong will oversee all of the day-to-day snowshoe category requirements.

“I feel my past experiences as a sales rep, retail buyer and supply chain planner will help me see all angles of the business,” says DeJong “Tubbs and Atlas have world class products, people and over 100 years of heritage. I’m excited to be working closely with our reps and retailers to continue the success of Atlas and Tubbs.”

About K2 Sports
K2 Sports, based in Seattle, Wash., has achieved unparalleled success through innovative product offerings, marketing programs and multiple brand acquisitions. The company operates 14 brands and is globally renowned for its non-traditional advertising, graphics and high performance products throughout its portfolio. With wholly owned subsidiaries in Canada, Central Europe, Japan, Korea and Scandinavia and distribution in more than 60 countries, K2 Sports continues to assert its position as a global leader across multiple categories of sporting goods. For more information, visit k2sports.com. K2 Sports is a part of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH).