Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Announces New Member of its Board of Directors

    ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 12 /CNW/ -- Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:   WWW)
is pleased to announce that William K. Gerber has been appointed to the
Company's Board of Directors.
    Gerber, age 53, joins the Wolverine board having served as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of Kelly Services, Inc., a Fortune 500
company that is a leader in staffing solutions.  Gerber also served as Vice
President of Finance and Corporate Controller for The Limited, Inc. a global
lifestyle brand company best-known for its Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body
Works brands. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the Wharton School at the
University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of
Business Administration.
    "Bill brings a wealth of experience in business, management and finance
to the Wolverine Board," stated Timothy J. O'Donovan, Wolverine's Chairman. 
"The breadth and depth of his past successes and leadership will be valuable
assets as the Company pursues its vision of becoming one of the world's
premier lifestyle footwear and apparel companies."
    "I am pleased to be joining Wolverine World Wide, an industry leader and
design innovator," Gerber added.  "I look forward to contributing to the
Company's success as it strengthens its current portfolio of global brands and
implements its growth plans for the future."
    Gerber also serves on the board of directors of both AK Steel Corp. and
Kaydon Corporation.
    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.  The Company's portfolio
of highly recognized brands includes: Bates(R), Hush Puppies(R), Merrell(R),
Sebago(R) and Wolverine Boots and Shoes(R).  The Company also markets footwear
under popular licensed brands including CAT(R), Harley-Davidson(R) and
Patagonia(R). The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the
U.S. and are distributed internationally in nearly 180 countries. For
additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com .

For further information:

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

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