founded in 1883 on the belief in the possibility of opportunity, wolverine world wide, inc. (nyse: www) is one of the world’s leading marketers and licensors of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children's and uniform footwear and apparel. through a diverse portfolio of highly recognized brands, our products are designed to empower, engage and inspire our consumers every step of the way. the company’s portfolio includes merrell®, sperry®, hush puppies®, saucony®, wolverine®, keds®, stride rite®, chaco®, bates®, and hytest®. wolverine worldwide is also the global footwear licensee of the popular brands cat® and harley-davidson®. based in rockford, michigan, for more than 130 years, our products are carried by leading retailers in the u.s. and globally in approximately 170 countries and territories.