BALTIMORE, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split of its outstanding common stock. The stock split will be effected in the form of a dividend of one share of Class A Common Stock for each share of Class A Common Stock outstanding and one share of Class B Common Stock for each share of Class B Common Stock outstanding. The additional shares issued as a result of the stock split will be distributed on or about July 9, 2012 to stockholders of record on June 25, 2012.
Kevin Plank, Chairman, CEO, and President of Under Armour, Inc., stated, "We are proud of the value we have delivered to our stockholders over the long-term, and we believe this stock split may broaden our investor base and improve the trading liquidity of our stock." This is the company's first stock split since it went public in November 2005.
About Under Armour, Inc. Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional products. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.ua.com.
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