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Vista Outdoor Announces Leadership Transition

Mark DeYoung Retires as Chairman and CEO

Lead Independent Director Michael Callahan to Serve as Interim Chairman and CEO

Company to Host Conference Call July 11

FARMINGTON, Utah, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) announced today that Chairman and CEO Mark DeYoung is retiring from the Company and the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Michael Callahan, Vista Outdoor's Lead Independent Director, has been named Interim Chairman and CEO.

The Board of Directors is conducting a search for a permanent CEO and has retained a leading executive search firm to assist in the process. The Board intends to consider both internal and external candidates for the position.

"On behalf of the Board and the entire Vista Outdoor team, I'd like to thank Mark for his service and many contributions to the Company," said Michael Callahan. "Mark led the creation of the company that became Vista Outdoor, directed it through its successful spin-off from ATK, and grew it into a diversified global leader in outdoor recreation. Given the opportunities and challenges that come with significant change in our industry, and the likelihood that Mark would elect to...


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