AVP, Inc. Elects Kathy Vrabeck to Board of Directors

Nov 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from AVP, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AVP, Inc. (OTC Bulletin
 Board: AVPI), a lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on
 professional beach volleyball, today announced that it has elected Kathy
 Vrabeck, former President of Activision Publishing, to its Board of
 Directors. The new member expands AVP's Board to nine, a majority of whom
 are independent directors.
     "Kathy's extensive experience and expertise in licensing and global
 brand management, particularly with major corporate sponsors who target our
 demographics, will enhance our ongoing efforts to attract additional
 sponsors and advertisers," said Leonard Armato, Chief Executive Officer of
 AVP, Inc. "Kathy brings a proven track record of achievement including
 being named to the Hollywood Reporter's '100 Most Powerful Women in
 Entertainment' in both 2003 and 2004 and named by Business Week's March
 2005 issue as one of '25 Up and Coming Media Executives.' We are delighted
 to have her join AVP and look forward to her contributing to our success."
     Ms. Vrabeck joined Activision in 1999 as Executive Vice President of
 Global Brand Management, where she was promoted in 2000 to Executive Vice
 President of Global Publishing and Brand Management, and in 2003 to
 President of Activision Publishing. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice
 President of Marketing at ConAgra Grocery products and spent seven years at
 The Pillsbury Company serving in various executive positions with a focus
 on sales and marketing. Additionally, she held marketing positions at
 Quaker Oats. She began her career at Eli Lilly & Company. Ms. Vrabeck
 received her BA from DePauw University and her MBA from Indiana University,
     About AVP, Inc.
     AVP, Inc. is a lifestyle sports entertainment company focused on the
 production, marketing and distribution of professional beach volleyball
 events worldwide. AVP operates the industry's most prominent volleyball
 tour in the United States, the AVP Crocs Tour. Featuring more than 200 of
 the top American men and women competitors in the sport, including Gold
 Medalists from every Olympics since beach volleyball became an Olympic
 sport, AVP held 16 AVP Crocs Tour events throughout the United States in
 2006. For more information, please visit www.avp.com.
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 or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future
 financial performance of the Company. We wish to caution you that these
 statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ
 materially from those in the forward-looking statements, if we receive less
 sponsorship and advertising revenue than anticipated, or if attendance is
 adversely affected by unfavorable weather. Event-related expenses, such as
 for the stadium, transportation and accommodations, or security might be
 greater than expected; or marketing or administrative costs might be
 increased by our hiring, not currently planned, of a particularly qualified
 prospect. Additional factors have been detailed in the Company's filings
 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our recent filings
 on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.