West Marine Announces Delay of Webcast and Conference Call Regarding 2013 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End Operating Results

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WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR) announced that it has delayed the distribution of its 2013 fourth quarter and fiscal year earnings release, as well as the related conference call and webcast previously scheduled to take place later today while working through a few final audit items. The Company does not anticipate that these items will have a material impact on the financial statements.

West Marine will issue a subsequent press release announcing the timing for release of its 2013 financial results and setting a new conference call date and time as soon as practicable.

ABOUT WEST MARINE

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty waterlife outfitter in the United States, with 287 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become the leading omni-channel retailer for boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts – and offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company's wholesale channel is one of the largest distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine, Inc. its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

West Marine, Inc.
Tom Moran, Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
(831) 761-4229