Johnson was Chairman of Cutter & Buck Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer for New Wave USA Inc
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 July, 2011 : - - Zumiez Inc has appointed Ernest R. Johnson to the Companys Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson will serve as an independent Class III director, until the Companys upcoming 2014 annual meeting of shareholders, at which Mr. Johnson will be standing for re-election for a term to expire at the Companys 2017 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Johnson will serve as chairman of the Companys Audit Committee.
Mr. Johnson, age 60, has served as the Chairman of Cutter & Buck Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer for New Wave USA Inc. since November 2009. From February 2006 to November 2009, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cutter & Buck. Mr. Johnson was also a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Cutter & Buck from November 2002 to February 2006. Prior to joining Cutter & Buck, he worked 29 years in several commercial banks holding various senior accounting and financial positions. Mr. Johnson holds a BA in Business AdministrationAccounting from Washington State University.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Johnson and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Johnson was selected as a director. There are no transactions since the beginning of the Companys last fiscal year, or any currently proposed transactions, with the Company to which Mr. Johnson was or is to be a party, in which Mr. Johnson, or any member of his immediate family, has a direct or indirect material interest.
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