Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Announces Michael F. McBreen as President, Global Operations Group



    ROCKFORD, Mich., June 16 /CNW/ -- Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:   WWW)
is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael F. McBreen to the position
of President, Global Operations Group.  McBreen will report directly to Blake
W. Krueger, CEO and President of Wolverine, and will be responsible for all
supply chain operations for the company, including sourcing, manufacturing,
distribution and logistics.
    McBreen, age 43, was most recently the Vice President, Supply Chain and
Logistics for Furniture Brands International, Inc., a $2.1 billion leading
home furnishings business with 10 highly recognizable brand names, including
Broyhill, Thomasville, Lane, Drexel Heritage and Henredon.  While at Furniture
Brands International, he developed and initiated programs to integrate
domestic and international sourcing, manufacturing and distribution/logistics
operations across all brands into a single organization to enhance operational
performance and financial results.  Additionally, he created the company's
Asian design and commercial center to support product development, sourcing,
production, quality management and supply planning.
    McBreen spent a significant portion of his career with Nike, Inc., the
leading global marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories.   While
at Nike, he held several senior positions, including Director - Global Supply
Chain Operations and Director - Global Apparel Operations.  He led the team
responsible for the sourcing operations of Nike's apparel business, and was
also responsible for integrating the supply chain operations of several
acquisitions, including Hurley, Cole Haan and Bauer Nike Hockey.
    Commenting on the appointment, Blake W. Krueger, CEO and President of
Wolverine, stated "Mike McBreen is joining us in a pivotal leadership role.
The Company already sources or manufactures over 35 million pair of footwear
to service consumers in approximately 200 countries around the globe.  Mike
brings the critical footwear and apparel expertise we need to ensure that our
brands will not only maintain their reputations for creativity and product
innovation, but will also be recognized for supply chain efficiency and
outstanding service to our customers.  Most importantly, Mike is a proven
collaborative leader with an international perspective and string of successes
in establishing and managing global supply chains and achieving improved
business results. We are excited to have an executive of Mike's caliber join
the Wolverine team and look forward to the significant contributions he will
make in our Global Operations Group."
    "Working with Blake Krueger and the Wolverine World Wide team is a great
opportunity to be a part of one of the most exciting and innovative companies
in the footwear industry," stated McBreen.  "Leading Wolverine's global
operations team in a collaborative planning process to ensure world class
supply chains is a challenge I embrace. Wolverine has an exceptional and
varied portfolio of brands, and I am excited to be a part of such a strong
organization with such an outstanding record of success."
    Mr. McBreen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University
in Ames, Iowa.  He is also a leading voice in supply chain excellence and has
been a featured speaker on the topic at numerous conference and industry
events.  His dedication to corporate social responsibility is well-documented
and he was responsible for the development of Nike's vision and plan for
corporate responsibility, as well as the integration of that initiative into
Nike's overall business strategy.
    With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World
Wide, Inc. is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active
lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel.  The
Company's portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates(R), Hush
Puppies(R), HYTEST(R), Merrell(R), Sebago(R) and Wolverine(R).  The Company is
also the exclusive footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat(R),
Harley-Davidson(R) and Patagonia(R). The Company's products are carried by
leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in nearly 200 countries and
territories. For additional information, please visit our website,
www.wolverineworldwide.com.




For further information:

For further information: Christi Cowdin, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 
+1-616-866-6271 Web Site: http://www.wolverineworldwide.com

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