Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Pamela L. Linton As Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    ROCKFORD, Mich., Dec. 17 /CNW/ -- Wolverine World Wide today announced
the appointment of Pamela L. Linton to the position of Senior Vice President,
Human Resources. In this position, Ms. Linton will report directly to Blake W.
Krueger, CEO and President of the Company.
    Ms. Linton most recently served as Senior Vice President for the multi-
national, $2.8 billion American Greetings Corp.  She has also served as Vice
President of Global Human Resources for the multi-billion-dollar Alticor
Corp., and held several senior human resources positions while at Lorin
Industries and Baxter International.
    Commenting on the appointment, Blake W. Krueger, CEO and President
stated, "Pam is an extremely capable and experienced senior human resource
executive. She has an extensive background in leading the human resource
function for strong global organizations, and her experience matches up
perfectly with Wolverine and our plans for continued global growth.  Our
Wolverine World Wide associates are nearly 4700 strong in 20 countries around
the globe.  Our team is among the best in the footwear and apparel industry,
and we are confident that Pam's leadership abilities will add to our executive
talent and help take our organization to the next level."
    "Working with Blake Krueger and the Wolverine World Wide team is a
tremendous opportunity," Pamela Linton said.  "Helping the organization
realize its full global potential is a challenge to which I look forward. The
consumer recognition and global reach of the Company's portfolio of lifestyle
brands is unmatched in the industry, and I am excited to be a part of such a
strong team."
    Ms. Linton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State
University.  She earned her Master of Business Administration from the Lake
Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Ill.
    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), HYTEST(R),
Merrell(R), Sebago(R) and Wolverine(R).  The Company also is 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 180 countries. For additional information, please
visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.

For further information:

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

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