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New Balance Canada Names Arnold Toronto its Agency of Record

October 29th 2012

Toronto, Canada -

Recognizing the successful branding work by Arnold Worldwide, New Balance Canada has named Arnold Toronto its agency of record, placing the agency in charge of key marketing needs for the global athletic brand.

Arnold Worldwide of Boston has been the global creative agency of record for New Balance since June 2010, and is responsible for developing the brand's current campaign and tagline, "Let's Make Excellent Happen," which launched in March 2011. Arnold Toronto's duties for New Balance Canada will include creative adaptation for traditional advertising, digital and social media support, and select in-store work.

"Our counterparts at Arnold Worldwide have done some fantastic work for New Balance, and we will strive to continue to bring this amazing global brand idea to life in Canada," said Bill Sharpe, Chairman of Arnold Toronto. "New Balance is a great company built on entrepreneurship, innovation and integrity, values that we share as an agency."

New Balance is known throughout the world for its strong heritage in running and dedication to providing innovative athletic and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessory products that feature the brand's hallmarks of performance, fit, comfort, and innovative design.

"New Balance Canada is excited to enter into this relationship with an established and award-winning agency like Arnold Toronto," said Andrew Prendergast, New Balance's general manager in Canada. "We're looking forward to building on our successes in the Canadian marketplace, continuing to promote our innovative products, and further entrenching New Balance as the leader in fit and performance in the running and active lifestyle categories."

About Arnold Worldwide

Arnold is a global communications company and one of the top five most creatively awarded agencies of the last decade. We are proud to represent a diverse portfolio of clients and delivers services across all communication touch points – advertising, digital, promotions, direct, design and branded content – and to be part of HAVAS Creative, with offices in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto, London, Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Madrid, Moscow, Lisbon, Sydney, São Paulo and Shanghai. More details are at www.arnoldworldwide.com.

About New Balance

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is currently the only athletic shoe company that manufactures footwear in the U.S. with 25% of our U.S. footwear shipments produced at five New England facilities. The company also operates a manufacturing facility in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4000 associates around the globe, and in 2011 reported worldwide sales of $2.04 billion. To learn more about how New Balance Makes Excellent Happen, please visit http://www.newbalance.com.

For More Information:

Bill Sharpe, Chairman,
Arnold Toronto,
416-920-6864