Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 4, 2006



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)





(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)




6300 Merrill Creek Parkway, Suite B, Everett, Washington



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


(425) 551-1500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 7.01.              Regulation FD Disclosure.


On January 4, 2006, Zumiez Inc. issued a press release (the “Press Release”), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the contents of which are incorporated herein by this reference.


In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information contained in the Press Release shall not be deemed “Filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.  This report will not be deemed a determination or an admission as to the materiality of any information in the report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.


Item 9.01.              Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(c)           Exhibits


99.1.                        Press Release of Zumiez Inc., dated January 4, 2006.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.












Date:  January 4, 2006


/s/ Richard M. Brooks




Richard M. Brooks



President and Chief Executive Officer



Exhibit 99.1



Company Contact:


Brenda Morris


Chief Financial Officer


Zumiez Inc.


(425) 551-1564




Investor Contact:


Integrated Corporate Relations


Chad Jacobs/David Griffith


(203) 682-8200



Net Sales Increased 43.5% to $44.5 Million

December 2005 Comparable Store Sales Increased 20.9%

Company Raises FY-05 EPS Guidance to Approximately $0.90


Everett, WA – January 4, 2006 – Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced that total net sales for the five-week period ended December 31, 2005 increased 43.5% to $44.5 million, compared to $31.0 million for the five-week period ended January 1, 2005.  The company’s comparable store sales increased 20.9% for the past month, versus a comparable store sales increase of 16.2% in the year ago period.


Based on these stronger than expected results, the company now expects diluted earnings per share to approximate $0.90 in fiscal 2005, an increase from previous guidance of diluted earnings per share of $0.84 to $0.85, and fiscal 2004 earnings of $0.56 per diluted share.


To hear the Zumiez prerecorded December sales message, please dial (877) 519-4471 or (973) 341-3080, followed by the conference identification number #6130350.


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.  We currently operate 174 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.



Safe Harbor Statement


Certain statements in this press release and oral statements relating thereto made from time to time by representatives of the company may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company’s future financial performance, growing customer demand for our products and new store openings. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, those described under the heading Risk Factors in the company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 30, 2005 and the prospectus dated November 8, 2005, in each case as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.  You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.