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David C Pratt is VC on Gander Mountain Board

Dec '05
Saint Paul, Minnesota based outdoor company Gander Mountain Company, a leading outdoor lifestyle retailer, announced that the company's Board of Directors has elected David C. Pratt to fill the newly created position of Vice Chairman of the board.

Pratt, the former Chairman, President and CEO of United Industries, has been a Director of Gander Mountain since August 2005.

A trust for his benefit owns 1.4 million shares of Gander Mountain Company common stock and $20.0 million of the company's subordinated convertible debt.

"David has already made significant contributions in the short time he has been on their board," said Mark Baker, President and CEO.

"They are very pleased that he has agreed to accept this additional responsibility and look forward to working closely with him to drive sales and profits."

"He has great respect for the management of Gander Mountain," stated Pratt.

"After spending time with them and visiting many of their stores, He is even more convinced that Gander Mountain is the premier outdoor lifestyle retailer, offering consumers a great assortment and real value.

He is committed to the continued growth of the company."

Gander Mountain Company, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, leads specialty retailers in serving the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with products and services for hunting, fishing, camping and boating.

Gander Mountain offers competitively priced outdoor equipment, technical apparel and footwear, as well as gunsmith, archery, ATV and marine services.

The stores feature national, regional and local brands as well as the company's owned brand.

Focused on a "They Live Outdoors" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories.

There are currently 98 Gander Mountain outdoor lifestyle stores in 18 states.

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