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Zumiez Inc. Relocating Ecommerce Operations to Kansas

EVERETT, WA, Feb 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced the company will move their ecommerce fulfillment operations from their headquarters in Everett, Washington to Edwardsville, Kansas in May 2012 to accommodate their growing online business and to increase the speed of product deliveries to online customers.

The ecommerce fulfillment operation includes 35 Zumiez employees and 35 staff sourced from an outside agency. The 35 Everett-based employees were given sixty-day notice on February 9th and offered the opportunity to relocate to Kansas, or severance packages based on years of service and position.

"Decisions like this need to be evaluated carefully, especially when they impact our valued team members. As a company, we continually evaluate opportunities to increase the speed of delivering products to our customers while also improving our costs. The move to Kansas means that, across the continental U.S., our customers should receive their Zumiez order in three days or less," said Marc Stolzman, Zumiez Chief Financial Officer.

About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. As of January 28, 2012 we operated 434 stores in the United States and 10 stores in Canada, which are primarily located in shopping malls, and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.

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SOURCE: Zumiez