Johnson Outdoor Thanks Retiring Board Member William D. Perez


Johnson Outdoors Inc.

RACINE, Wis., December 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:Jout)a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, today announced that William “Bill” D. Perez, Director, will not stand for re-election to the Company’s Board of Directors at the 2023 AGM.

“Working with Bill over the past five years has been an honor and a privilege. His wisdom and expertise have proven invaluable. We want to thank him for his contributions that have made us a stronger and better company,” said Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

About Johnson Outdoors Inc.

JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation gear and technologies that inspire more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of successful, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: watersports, fishing, diving and camping. Johnson Outdoors iconic brands include: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™; Carlisle® paddle; Minn Kota® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon® downrigger; Humminbird® marine electronics and charts; SCUBAPRO® diving equipment; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka!® camping and hiking gear.

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