Bernard Mariette Becomes President-CEO of Canadian Apparel Powerhouse Coalision, Owner of Orage et Lole brands

    MONTREAL, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Bernard Mariette, partners with the founders of
the Orage and Lole brands and with private equity fund Kilmer Capital Partners
and is appointed President and CEO of Coalision Inc.
    Coalision Inc., a company founded in 1989 in Montréal (Canada) by Evelyn
Trempe and Eric D'Anjou, currently generates most of its revenue in North
America through the selling of its sportswear brands Orage and Lole to highly
active consumers looking for modern and original styling:

    -   Orage has been redefining skiing and free lifestyle riding
        for 20 years and is a cult brand for those who live to ski and for
        mountain sports, from Whistler to Laax or New York City.

    -   Lole is designed for women who make the most of every moment and who
        are looking for stylish and technical apparel, both for sports and to
        "Live Out Loud Every day".

    With his track-record at Timberland and the incredible success-story of
Quiksilver, Bernard Mariette has now chosen Coalision to pursue new
    "I first joined Coalision as a director, accepting the invitation of Eric
D'Anjou and Kilmer Capital, the private equity fund that is investing in
Coalision's future growth. In addition to sharing identical values with the
co-founders Eric, Evelyn and Jean-Pierre Ferrandez, Executive Vice-President
of Orage, I soon realized that the Coalision brands, the quality of their
products, the fresh spirit of their team, and Kilmer's vision and support
would allow us to develop something very strong and compelling.
    Thus, I accepted an operational role to accelerate the company's growth
in North America and to further establish its brands in the rest of the

    About Coalision:

    Born from the fusion of the words "coalition" and "collision", Coalision
perfectly reflects the essence of our company: a strong coalition of souls
that comes from the healthy collision of ideas. Coalision owns and manages the
ORAGE and LOLE brands, distributed through more than 2500 retailers across
Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

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For further information: photo and biography: Europe/USA Press
Relations: Paul Charoy, Ketchum, +33(0)1-53-32-55-45,;
Céline Prenez, Ketchum, +33(0)1-53-32-55-30,; Canada
Press Relations: Isabelle Halle, (514) 992-1478,;
Coalision, Communications,

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