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Comfort footwear marketer continues pursuit of growth in FY2009

Oct '08
Shareholders of R.G. Barry Corporation re-elected three directors during the Company's annual meeting Wednesday.

Former CEOs Gordon Zacks and Thomas M. Von Lehman and Cincinnati attorney Roger E. Lautzenhiser were re-elected during the brief morning meeting held at the Company's suburban Columbus, Ohio headquarters. Each director was re-elected for a term of three years.

Mr. Zacks, 75, has been a director of the Company since 1959 and served as its chief executive officer from 1979 through 2004. Mr. Von Lehman, 58, has been a director of the Company since 2005 and served as its chief executive officer from 2004 through 2006. He currently is a managing director of The Meridian Group, a Pittsburgh-based business consulting firm. Mr. Lautzenhiser, 54, has been a director of the Company since 1999 and is a partner in the Cincinnati law offices of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

Greg A. Tunney, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, recapped 2008 fiscal year operating results, which were among the best in the accessories footwear marketer's 61-year history. He said that the Company is continuing to pursue growth through investment in its existing business, new product introductions and category appropriate acquisitions.

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