Marcolin Brasil, Effective Immediately, Will Be Part of Marcolin USA

Marcolin Group (Italy Stock Market: MCL.MI) announced today Marcolin

Brasil will become part of Marcolin USA, the organization for North and

South America led for almost 4 years by Fabrizio Gamberini.

Marcello Reverzani, Marcolin Brasil General Manager, has been with

Marcolin Group for many years. Started as a sales associate, he

contributed to the establishment of Marcolin Brasil more than 10 years

ago. He will now report to Marcolin USA.

With over 280 employees, Marcolin USA, is the Marcolin Group Americas

entity. Based in Scottsdale, AZ (HQ), with full responsibility for North

and South America, together with a showroom in New York and a Product

Development office in Miami, Marcolin USA (MUSA) is approaching the

completion of challenging, still positive, first semester of 2012, after

an excellent YTD in 2012. Coming from a record growth in 2011, +17.6% vs

year before, Marcolin USA is ready now to integrate the complexity (and

the great potential) of Brasil in the full Latin America commercial

strategy.

Fabrizio Gamberini, ceo for Marcolin USA said: “Brasil is a critical

growth market for Marcolin USA and Marcolin Group. With two major

sporting events on the horizon, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the

Olympic Games in 2016, we have a tremendous opportunity to connect

deeper with our consumers and transform the marketplace also during

these two major tourist events that will centralize attention in the

entire globe”.

ABOUT MARCOLIN S.P.A.

Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, Marcolin is a leading eyewear

company that stands out in the luxury market for its premium quality,

attention to detail and first-rate distribution. In 2011 the company

distributed an estimated 6 million pairs of eyeglasses and sunglasses in

more than 800 models. Its licensed brand portfolio includes: Balenciaga,

Cover Girl Eyewear, Diesel Shades, DSquared2 Eyewear, Hogan Eyewear,

John Galliano Eyewear, Just Cavalli Eyewear, Kenneth Cole New York,

Kenneth Cole Reaction, Miss Sixty Glasses, Montblanc Eyewear, Replay

Eyes, Roberto Cavalli Eyewear, Swarovski, Timberland, Tod’s Eyewear, Tom

Ford Eyewear. The Group’s own brands include Marcolin and Web Eyewear.