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Goal to fulfill tighter shipping windows and keep rates down

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Epic Kayaks Inc. will be moving its USA Headquarters and East Coast Warehousing to join Pyranha Kayaks at its new Erwin, Tennessee location on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River. Epic’s move will benefit the majority of their dealers with a more central location that will better serve their East Coast and Mid-West Dealers, while outbound logistics will also improve by taking advantage of shared shipping to many regions. Epic’s move to Erwin, Tennessee is expected to be completed by the end of February 2019.

Mike Patterson, Operations Director for Pyranha US, Inc. comments, “Our new location has been a perfect fit for Pyranha, so we’re thrilled that Epic will soon be sharing in the spoils. The logistical advantages make this a win-win, with shared warehousing and shipping routes, we expect the ability to fulfill tighter ship windows and keep rates down. We are excited about the future and look forward to working with Epic to strengthen both of our companies.”

Says Bruce Poacher, Epic Kayaks Inc. CFO “We are excited about the move, and are looking forward to sharing Pyranha’s new space with them. In addition to the obvious logistical benefits of cohabitation, we anticipate that the sharing of ideas and the adoption of best practices will benefit both companies as well as their customers.”

About Pyranha US, Inc.

Over our 50 years of research and development, award-winning designs, world-class expeditions, supporting top-class boaters and expanding to become Europe’s leading specialist manufacturer of canoes and kayaks, Pyranha still designs in the UK and USA and builds all our boats in Britain. We do not know where our kayaks will be paddled next, so they are all built to the same high standards – to be pushed to the limit on the world’s toughest rivers and oceans. Comprised of the three brands of Pyranha, P&H, and Venture, all distribution, design, marketing, and sales support for North America is handled through Pyranha US, Inc. headquartered in Erwin, Tennessee.

About Epic Kayaks Inc.

EpicKayaks Inc. was founded by Greg Barton, USA Olympian and summa cum laude graduate from the University of Michigan’s Engineering School. From the beginning, Epic has been the innovating force in surfski and performance touring kayak design and manufacturing. Greg continues to design all Epic’s Kayaks and Paddles, using computer-aided design and multiple drag simulation software programs. Epic products are all crafted for efficiency and speed, and optimized for racing and fitness.

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