ABOUT RG BARRY

RG Barry is a leading developer and marketer of accessory lifestyle brands and products that provide fashion and function for a great life. The Company offers products in three distinct segments of the accessory universe – footwear, handbags and foot care. Our products are sold through national chains, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, department stores, independent and specialty retailers, boutiques, catalogs, home shopping networks and online retailers. We consistently are among the best-performing accessory companies in North America.

VISION & STRATEGY

RG Barry Brands has transformed its business from a one-dimensional, modest growth slipper company into a multi-dimensional growing provider of functional, fashionable accessories for a great life.

This transformation continues to be fueled by our commitment to long-term, value-oriented growth and continuous focus on developing and maintaining a high-performing culture. Our mission, goals, values and beliefs guide and help sustain us sustain our reputation as a leader in the accessories marketplace.

LEADERSHIP

The evolution of our business into a growing consumer-centric, brand management company has required the successful implementation of well-defined strategies, tremendous organizational focus and strong, capable leadership.

Today, RG Barry boasts an impressive team of coaches whose sole objective is to lead as we continue developing great accessories brands and fashionable, solution-oriented products that make life better for our consumers. They include:

HISTORY

Since introducing the world's first foam-soled, soft, washable slipper in 1947, our product focus and operating model have evolved beyond our footwear roots to serve the ever-changing accessories marketplace. That evolution was never more apparent than during fiscal 2011. We literally transformed our business from a one-dimensional, modest-growth slipper company into a multi-dimensional, growing provider of functional, fashionable accessory products with the acquisitions of two successful accessories businesses - Foot Petals, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and baggallini, Inc. of Portland, Oregon.

CHARITABLE GIVING

RG Barry believes that it is the responsibility of a good corporate citizen to support the communities in which it lives and works. Toward that end, the Company's Board of Directors annually sets aside a portion of pre-tax net profit for use in supporting various charitable and community endeavors.

Distribution of the Corporation's charitable gifts is controlled by an 8-member committee of RG Barry team members selected annually from throughout the Corporation.


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CAREERS

As one of the world's leading developers and marketers of fashion and functional accessory products, RG Barry is committed to attracting and developing the best talent available to it. We offer an exhilarating, high-performing team environment that is casual and fun; training and growth opportunities; and competitive pay and benefits.

   

The types of charitable and community programs supported by the Company include: 501c3 charities, community- and school-related events and service organizations in communities where the Company has business operations; 501c3 charitable organizations supported by our team members or business partners; and local, regional and national footwear industry-based 501c3 organizations.

Some of the organizations supported by RG Barry Brands include: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana; United Negro College Fund, Inc.; local chapters of the American Red Cross; Soles 4 Souls; Two-Ten Foundation; Portland Public Schools libraries; “P;ear” Portland; Columbus College of Art & Design Senior Fashion Show; Pickerington Violet Festival; Mid-Ohio Food Bank; and dozens of other community, school, youth and charitable groups and programs.

The Corporation also provides paid time off for its team members to participate in various pre-approved charitable and community activities. Team members are strongly encouraged to volunteer their own time for charitable, civic and social programs within their individual communities.




OOrganizations seeking support must meet the basic guidelines outlined above and submit written requests. For consideration, written requests should include the following:

1. Name, address and contact information for the organization and person submitting the request
2. Description of organization and its relationship to RG Barry
3. 501c3 number (if applicable)
4. Amount being requested
5. Proposed use of support
6. Date by which the support is needed


Written requests should be mailed to:

Charitable Giving Committee
RG Barry
13405 Yarmouth Road NW
Pickerington, OH 43147

210 Footwear Foundation Make A Wish Columbus College of Art & Design UNCF Soles For Souls American Red Cross Habitat For Humanity BSA 2010 Mid Ohio Food Bank Violet Festival Concho Valley Food Bank