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September 2, 2012

Wilson and Tennis Channel Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell from US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Friday Aug. 31

[CHICAGO - August 31, 2012] - Wilson Sporting Goods Co. President Chris Considine, along with Tennis Channel Chairman and CEO Ken Solomon and Wilson player Melanie Oudin, rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell on Friday from the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York.  Wilson, the leading manufacturer of ball sports equipment, is the official ball and stringer of the US Open.

"For Wilson, the US Open is an incredibly special time of the year.  Not only does this respected event ignite New York's passion for tennis, it also commands a global stage for players and devoted fans," said Considine.  "We love welcoming and directly engaging with consumers and our customers at our on-site store, while supporting our outstanding athletes.  Ringing the Opening Bell with Melanie and our Tennis Channel partner is a great way for us all to celebrate this incredible tournament."

Georgia-native Oudin won her first Grand Slam Title at the US Open last year in Mixed Doubles and won the hearts of thousands at the 2009 US Open when she became the youngest American Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Serena Williams at the Open in 1999. 

Wilson's newly renovated on-site retail store outside Arthur Ashe stadium features Wilson tennis rackets, apparel and gear including the popular, oversized Wilson jumbo tennis ball.

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To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the specific market open. 

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About Wilson: Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all levels perform better. Wilson's core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis). For more information, visit www.wilson.com.

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