EVERETT, WA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced that total net sales for the five-week period ended October 3, 2009 increased 8.4% to $36.5 million, compared to $33.6 million for the five-week period ended October 4, 2008. The company's comparable store sales decreased 0.8% for the five-week period, versus a comparable store sales decrease of 9.0% in the year ago period. For the nine-week period ended October 3, 2009, the company's comparable store sales decreased 7.7%, versus a 3.6% comparable store sales decrease for the same period last year.

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About Zumiez Inc.

Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. As of October 3, 2009 we operate 376 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.

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Contact Information: Company Contact: Trevor Lang Chief Financial Officer Zumiez Inc. (425) 551-1500, ext. 1564 Investor Contact: ICR Chad Jacobs/Brendon Frey (203) 682-8200