TIPPMANN SPORTS RECEIVES EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

04/26/2007

COMPANY RECOGNIZED FOR ITS SUCCESS IN THE GLOBAL ARENA

FORT WAYNE, IN - April 26, 2007 - Tippmann Sports, a leading manufacturer of high-performance paintball markers and related accessories, has been recognized by the City of Fort Wayne and the U.S. Export Assistance Center with the Indiana Exporter of the Year Award. The award was presented to the Fort Wayne-based company for its successful leadership in the export of its products into the international marketplace. Director of International Sales, Brent Cunningham, accepted the award during the Fort Wayne International Trade Conference, which was held on April 25 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

"We're honored to be singled out among so many great companies for our efforts overseas," Cunningham said following the event. "Paintball isn't just an American sport anymore. International markets now represent a significant percentage of our business and will certainly continue to be an important part of the company's growth moving forward."

The last few years have seen Tippmann Sports' international business explode as more and more players overseas have discovered paintball. The company's products are now sold in over 80 countries from Argentina to Zambia. The European market has experienced the fastest growth, but the sport is really starting to take hold in almost every market around the world.

For additional details regarding Tippmann Sports or the company's receipt of the Exporter of the Year Award, please call 1-800-533-4831 or visit www.tippmann.com.

For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the growing paintball and airsoft industries from its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tippmann Sports' complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

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