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JULY 23, 2014

Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. to acquire River's Edge Products

Northbrook, IL USA (July 23, 2014) – Maurice Sporting Goods announced today that it will acquire River’s Edge Products, the premier source for innovative and exciting gifts, décor, and novelty products for the outdoor enthusiast.

Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. to acquire River's Edge ProductsRiver’s Edge will continue to operate out of its location in St. Clair, Missouri and will be part of the company’s Big Game International division. The terms of the transaction, expected to be completed on August 8, 2014, were not disclosed.


 


Commenting on the opportunity, Jory Katlin, CEO of Maurice Sporting Goods and Big Game International, said “We have known Pat Wrob, the President of River’s Edge, for years, and have seen how much retailers and consumers alike love River’s Edge products. We also have great respect for the entire River’s Edge team, and particularly admire their innovation, creativity, and dedication to their customers and consumers. We look forward to supporting the River’s Edge organization for many years to come.”

“While selling the company was a big decision,” said Pat Wrob, President of River’s Edge Products, “Mark Mansfield and I look forward to continuing to lead the company well into the future while enjoying the many benefits that our new partnership will provide. We have a terrific team here at River’s Edge and this is a very exciting time for everyone as we continue to grow together with Big Game International.”

About Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. and Big Game International:

Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. is a family owned wholesaler of sporting goods products in the fishing, hunting, outdoor recreation, marine, fitness/athletics, sports licensing and outdoor gift categories, serving mass retailers and independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and other international markets. Big Game International is Maurice’s consumer product division. For more information, refer to www.maurice.net and www.biggameintl.com or contact Brad Stevenson at 847-715-1500.

About Rivers Edge Products:

Rivers Edge Products is the premier source for innovative and exciting gift, décor, and novelty products for outdoor enthusiasts to decorate their homes, cabins and lake houses. For more information, refer to www.riversedgeproducts.com or contact Pat Wrob or Mark Mansfield at 888-326-6200.

  Jory Katlin Pat Wrob
  CEO, Maurice Sporting Goods, Inc. President, River's Edge Products