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Columbia Sportswear Company
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Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders
04-04-2008

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 4, 2008 – Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM) announced today that it will hold its annual meeting of shareholders at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at its headquarters located at 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, Oregon 97229. Shareholders who held Columbia Sportswear Company stock as of the close of business on March 24, 2008 and those who hold a valid proxy for the annual meeting are entitled to attend in person. Shareholders who hold stock through a broker, bank, trust, or other holder of record and who wish to attend the annual meeting should arrive with proof of beneficial ownership as of the record date, such as their most recent account statement prior to March 24, 2008, a copy of the voting instruction card provided by their broker, bank, trust, or other holder of record, or similar evidence of ownership.

Additional information, including details of the business to be conducted at the annual meeting, is included in the Company’s Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement, which, along with the Columbia Sportswear Company 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders, has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These materials may be accessed through the investor relations section of the Company’s website under “Filings and Reports.” The Company’s shareholders may request printed copies of these materials, free of charge, by sending written requests to Columbia Sportswear Company, Attn: Peter J. Bragdon, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, 14375 NW Science Park Drive, Portland, Oregon 97229.

About Columbia Sportswear Company
Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel and footwear. As one of the largest outerwear manufacturers in the world and a leading seller of skiwear in the United States, the company has developed an international reputation for quality, performance, functionality and value. The company manages a portfolio of outdoor brands including Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail and Pacific Trail. To learn more about Columbia, please visit the company's website at www.columbia.com.