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Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Appoints New CFO

"Anytime you can find both a candidate that is both an expert in their career field
as well the company's customer base, it's a definite win"

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 2/5/2012

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PORTLAND, Or. - Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., parent company to Leatherman® multi-tools and LED Lenser® lights is pleased to announce the appointment of Kris Hamper as Chief Financial Officer for global operations. Kris will be located in the Portland, Oregon headquarters and provide financial direction for both LED Lenser (Yang Jiang, China and Solingen, Germany) and Leatherman (Portland, OR). In addition he will oversee the Portland office's Information Technology department.

"Anytime you can find both a candidate that is both an expert in their career field as well the company's customer base, it's a definite win," said Leatherman Tool Group President and CEO, Jake Nichol. "His experience with early-stage, global-growth companies along with his responsibilities as Controller and Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis at Adidas, has prepared him very well to join our team," adds Nichols.

With more than 15 years in the financial world, Kris began his career as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He continued on to provide strategic and financial leadership for global brands including Doc Martens, Keen footwear and S Group where he most recently served as CFO before joining Leatherman.

"It's exciting to not only be joining two well-known brands like Leatherman and LED Lenser," says Hamper, "but to be joining at a time when they are just beginning to lay the groundwork for their new combined global financial processes. I am definitely looking forward to the challenge."

For more information about Leatherman or LED Lenser products, or Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. please contact Media Relations Manager, Juli Warner at juli.warner@leatherman.com

About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world's largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools (Leatherman) and LED lights (LED Lenser). With more than 75 traditions of preparing people for life's work and adventures with innovative, high-quality, products continues to endure.

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