Patch Products_ Inc. announces new officer appointment

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Patch Products, Inc.
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Patch Products, Inc. announces new officer appointment
              Hiring of key figure in the toy industry marks important shift in
                               Patch’s product development

BELOIT, Wis.—Patch Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer of games and toys, is
pleased to announce and welcome Ron Hayes to the company as Corporate Vice President of
Product Development, Design and Engineering.

Hayes brings with him over 30 years of valuable experience where he has helped develop some of
the most recognizable brands and licenses in the toy industry, such as Batman Forever, Star Wars,
Nerf, Play-Doh and Looney Tunes, to name a few.

Bob Wann, CEO of Patch Products Inc., is excited about the future of Patch Products with Hayes.

“Ron's impressive reputation and diverse experience in the toy industry makes him an exceptional
addition to the Patch senior management team,” said Wann. “Ron's unique multi-category
industry experience, bringing outstanding creativity and innovation in virtually every toy and
game category over the last 30 years, will greatly benefit Patch as we continue to diversify and
grow.”

Prior to joining Patch, Hayes’s executive experience includes Vice President of Product
Development for Spin Master Toys, Head of Product Development and Manufacturing at Sababa
Toys, Sr. Vice President of Warner Bros. Toys and Sr. Vice President of Boys Toys Design and
Development at Kenner/Hasbro.

For more information on Patch Products, visit patchproducts.com or call 800-524-4263.

About Patch Products
Patch Products, headquartered in Beloit, Wis., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of family
entertainment products. Games, puzzles, activity kits, collegiate-licensed foam sports toys and
classroom teaching tools are the core product lines. Top-selling brands include Buzzword®,
What’s Yours Like?®, Toss Up!®, Swap!®, Smethport™, Lauri®, Tall-Stacker™ and Wooly
Willy®. For more information, visit patchproducts.com.

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