RYU Apparel Announces First Toronto Location

Vancouver urban athletic apparel brand expands to new Canadian Market

VANCOUVER, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - RYU Apparel Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU & Frankfurt Stock Exchange: RYA), a tailored innovation brand for the urban athlete, is pleased to announce its first retail location outside of British Columbia on Toronto's Queen Street West strip. 

With the award-winning RYU Vancouver flagship location open for almost a year, and three more slated to open in the Greater Vancouver area soon, RYU has now officially expanded into the Toronto market with its fifth retail location. Set against a historic urban backdrop, Queen Street West is one of Toronto's trendiest shopping districts. RYU's first Toronto store - located at 361 Queen Street West - joins other industry leading retailers in the area.

The space measures 2,200 square feet of retail space above 2,050 square feet of office and meeting space.

"Toronto is a new community for us and we are excited to be expanding outside of Vancouver to our first location in Ontario," said Marcello Leone, CEO and Chairman of the Board for RYU. "We have received such great feedback from the Toronto fitness community already and we are looking forward to further growing our brand in Eastern Canada. We are excited to introduce the new standard of urban athletics to the Toronto market."

RYU at Queen Street West is slated to open in early Spring 2017.

About RYU
Respect Your Universe is tailored innovation for the urban athlete. Designed without compromise, RYU engineers apparel and accessories for the fitness and training of the multi-discipline athlete. Created for athletes by athletes, RYU exists to facilitate human performance. For more information, visit: http://ryu.com

On Behalf of the Board

"Marcello Leone"
Marcello Leone, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE RYU Apparel Inc.

For further information: RYU Apparel Inc., Investor Relations Contact: Anna Brazier, +1 844 535 2880, investors@ryu.com, www.ryu.com

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