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STUMPS FORMS STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH AMAZON.COM


FORT WAYNE, Ind., September 22, 2003 – Stumps, the nation’s leading supplier and manufacturer of spirit, prom, and party supplies since 1926, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Amazon.com. Stumps Spirit, the company’s cheerleading and spirit division, will be featured in Amazon.com’s new Sporting Goods store.

Amazon.com (www.amazon.com), a leading online retailer, launched its new Sporting Goods store today. In the store, Stumps Spirit will offer customers more than 3,000 cheerleading supplies and apparel, spirit essentials for sports fans, decorations, wearables, and much more. Stumps Spirit will add thousands of products to the store as it grows and expands.

“We are excited to begin this relationship with Amazon.com,” said Shep Moyle, president of Stumps. “Because Amazon.com is a leading online retailer, we believe that we will be able to supply even more customers with cheerleading and spirit supplies. Our alliance with Amazon.com will benefit both customers and Stumps Spirit.”

The Stumps Spirit catalog and corresponding website features more than 15,000 spirit and cheerleading products. It is one of 15 catalogs in the Stumps family. The latest catalog in the Stumps family is the new BirthdayZ by ShindigZ catalog, released in early 2003.

About Stumps
Since 1926, Stumps has been America’s leading supplier of prom and party supplies. Stumps ships products from its facilities in South Whitley, Ind. across the United States and around the world to 55 countries. With more than 33,000 products, 15 different catalogs, and eight distinct websites, Stumps provides customers with the complete party solution. Stumps was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young in 1999 and one of “Indiana’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies” by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. In 2000, Forbes Magazine named Stumps/ShindigZ.com one of the “Top 400 Websites in America.” In 2002, Shep and Wendy Moyle, owners of Stumps, were named “Catalogers of the Year” by Catalog Success Magazine. Stumps is the fourth largest employer in Whitley County, Ind. More information about Stumps can be found at StumpsParty.com.

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