Johnson Outdoors Inc. Acquires Canoe Sports NZ Business

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Johnson Outdoors Inc.

    RACINE, Wis., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Outdoors Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   JOUT) announced the acquisition of Fibrekraft Manufacturers Ltd., a
 manufacturer of paddles and watercraft accessories based in Napier, New
 Zealand.  Johnson Outdoors will fold Fibrekraft into its New Zealand
 subsidiary.  Fibrekraft, primarily under its brand Canoe Sports, is recognized
 as a leader in the design and production of high-quality paddles, helmets and
 other paddle sport accessories.  Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer of Johnson Outdoors, commented, "The addition of Fibrekraft
 bolsters our accessories line and innovation capabilities to further
 accelerate growth, especially in targeted international markets.  This action
 fits nicely with our Pacific Kayak operation in Auckland and our strategic
 criteria."
     Johnson Outdoors Inc. is a global company engaged in the design,
 manufacture and marketing of branded outdoor recreation products, including:
 
     Watercraft:  Old Town(R) canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak(TM), Necky and
                  Dimension(R) kayaks, Leisure Life watercraft, Escape(R)
                  sailboats, Carlisle(TM) paddles and oars, Extrasport(R) and
                  Swiftwater(R) personal flotation devices
 
     Diving:      Scubapro(R) diving equipment, Aladin(R) and Uwatec(R)
                  instruments
 
     Motors:      Minn Kota(R) electric motors, Airguide(R) instruments
 
     Outdoor
     Equipment:   Jack Wolfskin(R) outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment,
                  Eureka!(R) tents and Camp Trails(R) back packs, Eureka!(R)
                  and Losberger commercial tents, Silva(R) compasses
 
 

SOURCE Johnson Outdoors Inc.
    RACINE, Wis., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Outdoors Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   JOUT) announced the acquisition of Fibrekraft Manufacturers Ltd., a
 manufacturer of paddles and watercraft accessories based in Napier, New
 Zealand.  Johnson Outdoors will fold Fibrekraft into its New Zealand
 subsidiary.  Fibrekraft, primarily under its brand Canoe Sports, is recognized
 as a leader in the design and production of high-quality paddles, helmets and
 other paddle sport accessories.  Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief
 Executive Officer of Johnson Outdoors, commented, "The addition of Fibrekraft
 bolsters our accessories line and innovation capabilities to further
 accelerate growth, especially in targeted international markets.  This action
 fits nicely with our Pacific Kayak operation in Auckland and our strategic
 criteria."
     Johnson Outdoors Inc. is a global company engaged in the design,
 manufacture and marketing of branded outdoor recreation products, including:
 
     Watercraft:  Old Town(R) canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak(TM), Necky and
                  Dimension(R) kayaks, Leisure Life watercraft, Escape(R)
                  sailboats, Carlisle(TM) paddles and oars, Extrasport(R) and
                  Swiftwater(R) personal flotation devices
 
     Diving:      Scubapro(R) diving equipment, Aladin(R) and Uwatec(R)
                  instruments
 
     Motors:      Minn Kota(R) electric motors, Airguide(R) instruments
 
     Outdoor
     Equipment:   Jack Wolfskin(R) outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment,
                  Eureka!(R) tents and Camp Trails(R) back packs, Eureka!(R)
                  and Losberger commercial tents, Silva(R) compasses
 
 SOURCE  Johnson Outdoors Inc.