Vista Outdoor CEO Mark DeYoung Named Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

EY Announces 2015 Finalists for the Utah Region

Vista Outdoor Chairman and CEO: Mark DeYoung
Mark DeYoung
Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor

Clearfield, UT -( Vista Outdoor Inc. (“Vista Outdoor”) (NYSE: VSTO), announced today that the company’s Chairman and CEO Mark DeYoung was named as a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Utah region.

“I’m honored to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said DeYoung. “I’m a firm believer that if you love what you’re doing, you will be successful. That’s what makes being CEO of Vista Outdoor so exciting. I’m a lifelong outdoorsman, and every day I get to wake up and think about sharing my passion with outdoor enthusiasts through quality, innovative products. Our mission is to bring the world outside, and we’ve assembled a highly experienced team that embraces that mission and delivers results. Becoming a finalist is a testament to the efforts of all of Vista Outdoor’s employees.”

DeYoung was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges for his commitment to innovation, financial performance and community service. Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Award winners will be announced at a special event on June 2, 2015 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has more than 30 well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products in the ammunition, firearms and outdoor accessories categories. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 10 U.S. States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada along with international sales and sourcing operations in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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