Rocky Brands Provides Update on Puerto Rico Operations

Rocky Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCKY) is pleased to announce that its employees in Puerto Rico are all reported to be safe and the company’s manufacturing facility sustained no damage during Hurricane Maria.

Jason Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “First and foremost we are extremely pleased that our employees and their families in Puerto Rico are all safe. With the vast majority of the island still without power, we are fortunate to have diesel generators in place that have allowed us to resume operations today. While approximately $1.7 million of military footwear shipments were delayed from the third quarter to the fourth quarter, we expect the impact of Hurricane Maria on our full year results to be minimal.”

About Rocky Brands, Inc.

Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky®, Georgia Boot®, Durango®, Lehigh®, Creative Recreation®, and the licensed brand Michelin®.

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