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Posted: January 14, 2016:  

Athletics: Saucony ® Announces Appointment Of Pat O’Malley To Brand President

LEXINGTON, MA (January 11, 2016) - Saucony, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), and a leading global performance footwear and apparel brand, announced the appointment of Pat O’Malley to President of the Saucony brand, effective immediately. O’Malley succeeds Richie Woodworth, who was recently appointed to President of Wolverine Worldwide’s Lifestyle Group. In his new role, O’Malley will report directly to Jim Gabel, President of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group.

O’Malley has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear industry, most recently as Saucony’s Senior Vice President for Global Product. During this time, O’Malley has developed game-changing products that have driven Saucony to be a leading brand in the performance running industry. O’Malley has also led the launches of Saucony’s award-winning ISOFIT® and EVERUN® performance technologies, while establishing one of the most innovative footwear and apparel teams in the industry. Prior to his 12 years with Saucony, O’Malley held various leadership positions with both Nike and Reebok.

"A veteran of the industry and Saucony brand, Pat O’Malley is an experienced leader who has continuously proven to build innovative and industry-leading teams" said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide’s Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. “As a strategic partner and determined leader, we are excited Pat will lead the Saucony brand. Wolverine’s vision is to build a family of the most admired performance and lifestyle brands on earth and we are fortunate to have Pat O’Malley continue to contribute to that goal in his new role."

"At Saucony, we’re all about one thing-the runner-and empowering the human spirit through running," said O’Malley. "It’s an incredible honor to lead this team, a team that is relentlessly committed to delivering leading-edge innovations that inspire the best running experience for runners everywhere. One thing I’ve always loved about my career is the opportunity to give back to the sport of running. This new opportunity gives me an even larger platform to do just that, inspiring runners of all levels to ‘find their strong’ as they enhance their running experience. I look forward to building on the great work the team has accomplished and taking our brand to the next level."

Pat O’Malley obtained his Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maine where he captained both the cross country and track teams. O’Malley lives in Newton, MA, a quarter mile from the infamous Heartbreak Hill, with his wife Erin and their son Flynn.

About Saucony: Saucony, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, is a leading global running lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create compelling footwear and apparel with its widely recognized brands Saucony and Saucony Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony continues to inspire runners everywhere with its award winning innovations, including EVERUN(TM), ISOFIT(TM), Geometry of Strong(TM), PWRGRID+(TM), and the Total Run System(TM) apparel line. At Saucony, a good day is when we get to run. A great day is when we inspire someone else to run. For more information, go to

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