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We Connect Active People With Their Passions

Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing, and distribution of outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment.

A Diversified Revenue Base

As one of the largest outdoor and active lifestyle apparel and footwear companies in the world, we have assembled a strong portfolio of well-known brands with a diversified geographic, channel and category sales mix.

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Catering to the Diverse Needs of Consumers

Our products have gained worldwide recognition for their innovation, quality, and performance. We design, develop, market, and distribute outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, accessories, and equipment under our brands, Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, and prAna.

Award-winning Innovation

Our deep commitment to designing innovative products is what guides our research and development efforts and it is this passion that has allowed us brand to conceive and develop novel, functional gear for outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

We leverage established working relationships with experts in chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, industrial design, materials research, graphic design, and other related fields, as well as the expertise of our internal team of specialists to create award-winning technologies For the Columbia brand, examples include Omni-Shade, Omni-Freeze, Omni-Heat Reflective, and OutDry Extreme.

When designing new products and technologies, we also place significant value on consumer feedback and we take these into consideration to ensure that our products meet the needs of consumers who take part in a wide range of outdoor activates and provide maximum comfort by keeping them warm, cool, dry, and protected wherever they may go.

Operations

Our operations are divided into four reportable geographic segments: The United States ("U.S."), Latin America and Asia Pacific ("LAAP"), Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"), and Canada which are reflective of the Company's internal organization, management and oversight structure. Each segment operates predominately in one industry: the design, development, marketing, and distribution of outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment.

U.S.

U.S.

In the U.S., we sell our products in the U.S. through a mix of approximately 5,700 wholesale customers and through our own DTC business. As of December 31, 2018, our U.S. DTC business consisted of 113 outlet retail stores and 23 branded retail stores. We also sell our products through our four brand-specific e-commerce websites in the United States. In addition, we earn licensing income in the United States based on our licensees' sale of licensed products.

LAAP

LAAP

In the LAAP region, we sell our products through a combination of wholesale and DTC businesses in China, Japan and Korea and to independent international distributors across the LAAP region.

In China, we operate 83 retail store locations and sell products through brand-specific ecommerce websites across multiple platforms and have distribution relationships with approximately 50 wholesale dealers that operate approximately 630 retail locations.

In Japan and Korea, we sell to approximately 230 wholesale customers. In addition, as of December 31, 2018, there were 120 concession-based, branded, outlet and shop-in-shop locations in Japan and 154 in Korea. We also sell our products through our four brand-specific e-commerce websites in Japan and Korea.

We also sell to international independent distributors who sell our products in locations throughout the LAAP region. The majority of sales to our LAAP distributors are shipped directly to the distributor from the contract manufacturers from which we source our products.

EMEA

EMEA

In the EMEA region, we sell our products through a mix of wholesale customers and our own DTC business as well as through independent international distributors who sell our products in locations throughout the EMEA region. In addition, as of December 31, 2018, we operated 32 outlet, shop-in-shop and concession-based locations and 1 branded retail store in various locations in Western Europe. We also sell products through brand-specific e-commerce websites in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The majority of sales to our EMEA distributors are shipped directly to the distributor from the contract manufacturers from which we source our products.

Canada

Canada

In Canada, we sell our products to approximately 1,300 wholesale customers. In addition, as of December 31, 2018, we operated 9 outlet retail stores in Canada. We also sell products through brand-specific e-commerce websites

Leadership

Our executive leadership team is comprised of seasoned individuals who have been a part of the company for several decades. We recognize our success is fueled by the dedication and focus of our over 7,800 employees.

Protecting the Environment for Future Adventurers

At Columbia, we utilize responsible practices to continuously provide innovative and enduring products that empower people and help sustain the places we touch. We believe giving back to communities and using ethical sources for our product materials will help preserve the environment and encourage people to spend more time outdoors.

Sustaining Active Lifestyles

At Columbia Sportswear Company, we invest in initiatives that have a positive impact on the people we reach, the places we touch, and the products we make. Our strategic focus areas include:

Empowering People

Empowering People

  • Supporting outdoor participation, access and stewardship
  • Empowering people in our supply chain
  • Inspiring employees & having a positive impact on local communities
Sustaining Places

Sustaining Places

  • Powering our business and products with clean energy
  • Improving water sustainability
  • Adoption of green chemistry
  • Making resources last longer through recycling & closed loop practices
Responsible Practices

Responsible Practices

  • Leveraging innovation & design to create social & environmental value
  • Elevating responsibility, integrity & compliance
  • Advancing measurement, reporting & accountability systems

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