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OC Sports Inks Long Term Deal with Major League Baseball Properties

Date: 1/8/14

For Immediate Release Contact: Joe Rubertino, Team Sports National Sales Manager Phone: 479-464-1147 Fax: 479-273-9787 jrubertino@ocsports.com www.ocsports.com OC Sports Inks Long Term Deal with Major League Baseball Properties Bentonville, Ark., September 5, 2013> OC SPORTS has signed a long term deal with Major League Baseball Properties for the rights to the Official MLB “Silhouetted Batter” logo. OC SPORTS is excited to introduce its MLB Elite Series, a new line of premium custom and stock baseball caps, to the serious baseball player for the 2014 season. The MLB Elite Series baseball caps feature the iconic MLB “Silhouetted Batter” logo embroidered in high volume 3-D in matching team uniform colors on the left side and MLB Elite Series branding on the seam tape and labels on the inside. MLB Elite Series baseball caps are constructed of high-end performance fabrics in the style and fit worn by today’s top baseball teams. Coaches, players, and team dealer roadmen can design customized MLB Elite Series baseball caps with stock or custom logos at http://www.ocsports.com/CapbuilderMLBElite.aspx or by using OC Sports’ free iPad CapBuilder application that can be downloaded from iTunes. Orders can be placed through authorized Team Dealers. As the top headwear supplier to the team sports market, OC Sports is confident its new MLB Elite Series baseball caps will become the most sought after headwear for today’s top competitive teams. “We are privileged once again to partner with Major League Baseball to continue our efforts to have today’s baseball players wearing MLB headwear,” said Joe Rubertino, OC Sports Sales Manager. “All serious amateur baseball players have dreams of one day playing in the majors,” said Ryan Samuelson, Sr. Licensing Director – Major League Baseball. “Our relationship with Outdoor Cap gives those players an early taste of the big league experience by providing them the opportunity to wear the MLB brand.” OC Sports is a division of Outdoor Cap Company, Inc., a Bentonville, Arkansas, based company established in 1977 with 3 distribution centers across the United States. Outdoor Cap provides headwear to a wide range of markets, including the Team Sports market. For over 25 years their OC Sports division has been the leading supplier of headwear to the Team Sports market offering a large selection of headwear for all ages, sports and levels of play. About Major League Baseball Properties The Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Clubs’ agent for marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rights holders and national sponsors. MLBP also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as other special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to www.MLB.com.

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