West Marine Hires New CEO

Doug Robinson, formerly of Lowe’s, to start Jan. 29

Watsonville, CA, Jan 18, 2018 - West Marine, Inc. (“West Marine”), a leading omni-channel retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel, footwear and other waterlife-related products, announced today the arrival of their new Chief Executive Officer, Doug Robinson, who joins after spending 13 years at Lowe’s. Robinson’s roles there included International Operations and Development, Chief Merchandising Officer, and head of E-commerce.

He is an avid sailor and longtime customer of West Marine who is very eager to help the brand become one of the best retailers in the country. Robinson is also a proud supporter and participant in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta, an event West Marine has supported the last 22 years.

His first day will be Jan. 29.

About West Marine

Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com, NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare Waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, West Marine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

About Monomoy Capital Partners

Monomoy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in committed capital. Through its three fund vehicles, Monomoy makes controlling investments in lower middle market businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, consumer products and foodservice sectors. Over the past eleven years, Monomoy has closed over 45 middle market acquisitions, and its companies have produced over $2.5 billion in combined sales and employed more than 5,000 associates across four continents. To learn more about Monomoy and its portfolio, please visit the firm’s website at www.mcpfunds.com

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