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8/2/2011

TIMBERLAND OPENS NEW RETAIL STORE IN SKOKIE, IL ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

PREMIUM OUTDOOR BRAND BRINGS NEW ENGAND HERITAGE TO CHICAGO'S NW SUBURBS


STRATHAM, NH - August 2, 2011 - The Timberland Company today announced details about its newest retail location, at Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19, giving Chicagoans expanded and direct access to the brand's authentic outdoor heritage and industry-leading approach to sustainability.

"We are thrilled about this opportunity to grow our presence in the Chicago area, which is one of our strongest markets worldwide," said John Pazzani, vice president of retail and e-commerce for Timberland. "Chicago is filled with dynamic people who love the outdoors and the lifestyle it embodies, whether they're in the city or on a weekend getaway. At the Westfield Old Orchard location, they'll be able to find all the Timberland® gear they need to explore,
wherever their adventures take them."

In step with Timberland® stores around the world, the new 2,300 sq. foot space is designed to reflect the company's long-standing commitment to sustainability, through the use of recycled materials and other eco-conscious building practices. Build-out features include reclaimed wood and industrial machinery (used for table bases); recycled stoneware floor tiles; FSC certified woods; reduced-wattage LED lighting; Energy Star-eligible equipment and
appliances; low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints; and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The space also features a unique, custom mural celebrating "green spaces" throughout the Chicago area.

The new Westfield Old Orchard location will offer outdoor apparel, accessories and footwear for men and women, including the brand's popular Earthkeepers® collection of shoes and boots made from eco-conscious materials. Shoppers will also have access to the latest outdoor performance footwear and elite collections, including the Timberland Boot Company® Collection (for men and women) and the Abington Collection (for men).
The Westfield Old Orchard store joins the brand's Aurora, IL Timberland® factory outlet in the region, and is an important part of Timberland's 2011 retail expansion, which to date has included new stores in Boston (March), San Francisco (April), New York City / Herald Square (May) and North Conway, NH (June).

The store is located in the Westfield Old Orchard Center, Suite D5, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077.
Store phone: (847) 673-0856. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

About Timberland
Timberland (NYSE: TBL) is a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors and their time in it. Timberland markets products under the Timberland®, Timberland PRO®, Mountain Athletics®, SmartWool®, Timberland Boot Company® and howies® brands, all of which offer quality workmanship and detailing and are built to withstand the elements of
nature. The company's products can be found in leading department and specialty stores as well as Timberland® retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East. Timberland's dedication to making quality products is matched by the company's commitment to "doing well and doing good" -- forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland, please visit www.timberland.com.

About Westfield Old Orchard
Westfield Old Orchard is conveniently located in Skokie, Illinois, at the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Old Orchard Road. The center is home to Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Macy's, along with 140 specialty shops, restaurants and cinemas. The center abounds with fantastic choices including Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, L.L. Bean, Tiffany & Co., Williams-Sonoma and Zara to name a few. Dining options include California Pizza Kitchen,
The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick's, as well as fast casual options including Johnny Rocket's, Potbelly Sandwich Works and more. For more information call (847) 673-6800, visitwww.westfield.com/oldorchard, or find the Center on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/oldorchard.



CONTACTS

For more information, please contact:
Christina Petroni | Porter Novelli 
212-601-8164
Email Christina Petroni

Shannon Ridgeway | Westfield Old Orchard
847-674-7070
Email Shannon Ridgeway



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