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BILLABONG TO ACQUIRE DAKINE

Updated: August 22, 2008, 3:31 PM ET
By Press Release | Billabong

GOLD COAST, Australia (August 22, 2008)—Billabong International Limited today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of DaKine Hawaii, Inc., a leader in the premium accessories category within the surf, skate, snow and windsurf markets.

DaKine was founded in 1979 in Hawaii by Rob Kaplan and is currently based in Hood River, Oregon, one of the premier action sports venues in North America. The brand has developed a strong reputation as the global action sports ...

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