Global Footwear Company, Cortina - Leomil Group, announces yesterday the signing of an exclusive agreement with Rovio, for the Angry Birds license for the US and Canada.  To best serve this market, Cortina - Leomil Group is also pleased to announce a partnership with the newly formed Rich Footwear Group to market and sell the new line in the US and Canada.

With over  60 years global experience in footwear manufacturing and recognition as one of the top global licensees in footwear and apparel, by License! Global, Cortina - Leomil Group is confident that its  expertise, in partnership with Rich Footwear Group's leadership and their long successful  history of building and selling brands in the US and Canada, will provide for an incredible launch for the Angry Birds footwear franchise into the market.

"We are thrilled to be entering into this relationship with Rovio for the Angry Birds license, one of the fastest growing brands, globally.  We are equally thrilled to be partnering with Gary Rich and Paul Shapiro, of Rich Footwear Group, to draw upon their history of experience and success in building and growing brands in the footwear industry," says CEO of Leomil Group, Albert Milhado.

With their expansive knowledge and experience in the footwear arena, Rich Footwear Group will be responsible for the marketing and selling of the Angry Birds footwear brand and will jointly develop the product lines with Cortina - Leomil Group to best meet the needs of the US and Canadian consumers.

Gary Rich, Chairman of Rich Footwear Group, expresses great excitement about the partnership, "We are very excited about launching in the US and Canada with such an amazing brand as Angry Birds, and look forward to a long successful partnership with Cortina - Leomil Group."

The Angry Birds Footwear line will be launching Fall 2012 and will be available in major channels of retail in the US and Canada.

About Cortina - Leomil Group:  Founded in 1950s it is globally one of the largest footwear companies.  Cited as one of the top global licensees for the last 5 years, Cortina specializes in the production and selling of branded, private label, licensed footwear in Europe, The Middle East, South America, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America.


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