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August 02, 2010

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Bates Footwear Launches Monthly Giveaway


Rockford, MI – Bates, a leading law enforcement and uniform footwear brand recently launched a monthly shoe giveaway on www.batesfootwear.com. Enter online and at selected events with your email address between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. One prize valued for a free pair of boots or shoes up to $150.00 USD to be used on www.batesfootwear.com will be awarded each month during the promotion period. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Membership of Team Bates is free to signup.

Official Rules are as follows:

1. To Enter. Enter at www.batesfootwear.com, selected Sponsor events, or retail stores owned and operated by Wolverine World Wide, Inc., between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011 (the "Promotion Period") by completing an Entry Form in its entirety. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest.

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2. Prize Drawings. One (1) prize will be awarded for each month during the Promotion Period (“Monthly Period”). To be eligible for a prize, entries must be received between 12 a.m. ET on the first day of the Monthly Period and 11:59 p.m. ET on the last day of the Monthly Period. Winners will be determined within three (3) weeks after each Monthly Period, in a random drawing from eligible entries received during that Monthly Period. Potential winners will be notified within three (3) days of the drawing by e‐mail, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility/liability release. A prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected if the prize notification is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, if the selected entrant does not meet eligibility criteria, or if the selected entrant does not fully comply with these rules.

3. Prizes. Twelve (12) Monthly Prizes: each consisting of a $150 electronic gift certificate valid towards the purchase of any merchandise at www.batesfootwear.com. Prizes are non‐transferable and cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash except in the sole discretion of Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize or equal or greater value. Gift certificates expire 90 days after issuance.

4. Eligibility. No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Must be 18 years or older at the time of entry and a legal resident of the United States. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and its licensed dealers, agents and affiliates, and such employees’ immediate families are ineligible. Immediate family members include relatives living at the same address as an employee. All national, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

5. General. Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of their name and/or likeness for advertising without additional compensation, where not prohibited by law. All taxes and other expenses are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (a) illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, stolen, late, or lost entries; (b) errors or delays in entering; (c) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor which may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; and (d) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes. Any entrant attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest, including but not limited to using automated processes for entry, will be ineligible. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor at its sole discretion reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest.

6. Sponsor/Administrator. The Sponsor/Administrator of the Promotion is Bates®, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Michigan 49351 (“Sponsor”).

7. Winner. The names of Prize winners may be requested by sending Sponsor a self‐addressed, stamped envelope, attn: Bates® Monthly Enter to Win Contest, by June 30, 2011.

8. Privacy Policy. By participating in this Contest, entrants accept and agree to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, located at www.batesfootwear.com.

For more information on monthly giveway, visit www.batesfootwear.com.

About Bates Footwear
Founded in 1885 as a dress shoe manufacturer, today Bates® Footwear is dedicated to the domestic development and manufacturing of uniform footwear for all branches of the military and civilian police forces. In 1969 the company joined Wolverine World Wide, Inc. and is now headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. As a leading supplier for elite military and law enforcement organizations, the Bates brand is sold in more than 60 countries on six continents.