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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Collective Brands Inc., among the world’s preeminent footwear, accessory and lifestyle brand companies. Collective Brands is the operating company for Payless ShoeSource, Stride Rite, and Collective Licensing International. Collectively – together – we are an expanded enterprise with combined expertise, a powerful brand portfolio, and a broader range of channels to reach, engage and inspire consumers with leading iconic brands, superior quality and on-trend footwear and accessory products.

Collective Brands Inc. now ranks as the largest non-athletic footwear company in the Western Hemisphere and the largest footwear company in the Western Hemisphere based on retail stores. The company is organized with three highly complementary and separate business units that have distinct missions in terms of their product offering, distribution channels, brand portfolio, and target customer base:

* Payless ShoeSource: on a mission to democratize fashion and design in footwear and accessories through its nearly 4,600 store retail chain. Brands for Payless include Airwalk®, American Eagle™, Champion®, Dexter®, Disney®, Shaquille O’Neal-endorsed Dunkman™, ABT for Spotlights, and designer collections: Abaeté for Payless, Lela Rose for Payless and alice + olivia for Payless.

* The Stride Rite Corporation: centering on premium lifestyle and athletic branded footwear and high-quality children’s footwear sold primarily through wholesaling arrangements and more than 300 Stride Rite store locations. Brands for Stride Rite include Stride Rite®, Keds®, Sperry Top-Sider®, Tommy Hilfiger® footwear, Saucony®, Hind®, and Robeez®, among others.

* Collective Licensing International: specializing on brand management and global licensing of its expanding portfolio of youth, lifestyle and high-quality fashion athletic brands. Brands for Collective Licensing include: Airwalk®, Vision Street Wear®, Lamar®, Sims®, LTD®, genetic™, Dukes®, Rage®, Ultra-Wheels®, and Skate Attack®.

The new company name was chosen to communicate that together – collectively – these three units and their combined expertise and powerful brand portfolio create a stronger, expanded enterprise well positioned to serve a broadening base of global consumers. To learn more about the three business units of Collective Brands, Inc., click on each of the logos above. Thanks for your interest in Collective Brands, Inc. We are excited to have you join us in our journey.

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