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Wolverine Worldwide Announces New Heritage Group President

ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today announced the appointment of Mike Jeppesen, President of Wolverine Worldwide's Global Operations Group, to an expanded role as President of the Wolverine Heritage Group, which includes the Wolverine, Bates, Harley-Davidson and HyTest brands.  He succeeds Ted Gedra, who recently retired from the Company after 30 years of service. Mr. Jeppesen will also continue to lead Wolverine's Global Operations Group and will report directly to Blake Krueger, Wolverine's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.

Mr. Jeppesen joined the Company in 2012 as President of the Global Operations Group.  Prior to joining Wolverine Worldwide, Mr. Jeppesen held a variety of senior leadership roles at Collective Brands, Coach, Adidas and ECCO. 

"Mike is a consumer-centric and strategic leader, with a proven record of success both at Wolverine and across the industry," said Mr. Krueger. "He is uniquely suited for this position and I couldn't be more excited for his expanded role at the Company and the leadership he'll provide to the Wolverine Heritage Group."

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, athletic, children's and uniform footwear and apparel.  The Company's portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Merrell®, Sperry®, Hush Puppies®, Saucony®, Wolverine®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Sebago®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®.  The Company also is the global footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat® and Harley-Davidson®. The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website,

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