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ECCO Staff Player Fred Couples Wins the Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Tour Legend Wears BIOM Hybrid and Finishes 2013 Champions Tour Season in Style

Londonderry, NH, November 4, 2013:

Danish company ECCO – a leading global manufacturer of innovative footwear – confirms that Staff Player Fred Couples wore its award-winning BIOM Hybrid golf shoes featuring E-DTS outsole technology en route to capturing the Charles Schwab Cup Championship this past weekend at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Showcasing the ECCO logo on his headwear, Couples finished at 17-under 267 and cruised to a six-shot victory. This latest title --- his ninth in four seasons on the Champions Tour – marked Couples’ 10th top-10 of the season and moved him to third on the year-end rankings.

"I did not miss many shots,” said Couples, who indicated he’ll play more tournaments in 2014. “I got the lead and I kept it. Just winning, even if it's a club championship, you're thrilled."

Like all ECCO shoes in the hybrid category the company pioneered, BIOM Hybrid is built atop the patented E-DTS outsole boasting approximately 100 moulded traction bars and 800 traction angles. Constructed from TPU – a highly durable, wear-resistant material – these elements provide superb, Tour-quality grip.

E-DTS combines with another patented innovation – NATURAL MOTION technology – to provide the exceptional and truly distinct levels of comfort, stability and traction for which ECCO is renowned.

"Fred’s ball-striking has always been among the world’s best, so when hot with the putter he can compete with the best players on any tour,” says Jesper Thuen, Global Sponsorship, PR & Event Manager – ECCO Golf. “The timing is perfect for him to carry a good feeling and momentum into next season.“

In addition to Couples, the ECCO men’s golf collection is worn in competition by scores of international Tour stars, including Graeme McDowell, Thomas Bjørn, Marcel Siem, Thongchai Jaidee, Stuart Appleby, Andreas Hartø, Wu Ashun, JB Hansen and many others.

About ECCO

ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on quality and innovative technology. The design philosophy is rooted in the founder’s approach to being a shoemaker – the shoe must follow the foot. The shoes of ECCO are anchored in functionality, quality and craftsmanship on the platform of Scandinavian design. Founded in 1963, ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process. Today, ECCO products are sold in 91 countries at 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations. The company is family-owned and the workplace to 19,500 employees from over 50 countries. In 2012, revenue increased by 14% to DKK 8 billion with profits before tax of DKK 1.1 billion.

ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: www.eccousa.com/golf, 800.886.3226.

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