Oakley resigns Daniel's, Hampson; adds Nick Taylor

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Feb. 18, 2008 – Oakley, Inc. today announced the signing of professional wakeskater Nick Taylor to its Eyewear team. A rising star from Palms Beach, Florida, Taylor is coming off his most successful year to date and has established himself as one of the best wakeskaters in the world.

"Being invited to join the most elite team in wake and the best eyewear company in the world is just mind blowing,” says Taylor. “I'm super stoked on the future.”

In 2006, at the age of 18, Taylor was named “Rookie of the Year” and was named “Wakeskater of the Year” by Alliance wakeboard magazine only a year later.

Taylor joins teammates Danny Hampson and George Daniel's to make up the Oakley wakeskate team.

“I’m very excited to have Nick on the team,” says Jack Blodgett, Oakley wake team assistant. “Last year he was out with filming with us when I witnessed him throw down one of the most progressive maneuvers ever done in the sport. Nick was able to land himself a few shots in the Oakley wake film Push Process and he opened the audience’s eyes to the talent and dedication within the world of wakeskating.”

For more information on Oakley wakeskating and to purchase the Push Process DVD check out Oakley.com/wake and Pushprocessmovie.com

About Oakley, Inc.

Oakley is a worldwide leader in performance optics including premium sunglasses, goggles, and prescription eyewear. Headquartered in Southern California, the company’s optics brand portfolio includes Dragon, Fox Racing, Mosley Tribes, Oliver Peoples, and Paul Smith Spectacles. In addition to its worldwide wholesale business, the company operates retail locations including Oakley Stores, The Optical Shop of Aspen, and Sunglass Icon, the second largest sunglass specialty chain in the United States. The company also offers a wide selection of Oakley-branded apparel, footwear, watches and accessories. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com .