Amer Group Plc appoints a new general manager for Wilson Golf

Helsinki, FINLAND

Amer Group announces that Jim Baugh, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been appointed as general manager of Wilson Golf. Mr Baugh will undertake this role in addition to his existing duties. The previous general manager, Luke Reese, will leave the company. Wilson Golf is expected to be profitable in 2002 despite the continued stiff competition in the golf ball market.

In 2001, Wilson Golf's net sales were EUR 235.9 million. During the first half of 2002, Wilson Golf's net sales declined slightly but profitability improved significantly. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is a fully owned subsidiary of Amer Group Plc.