Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc (Nasdaq: RCKY), a manufacturer of quality rugged outdoor, occupational, and casual footwear, today announced the election of David Sharp as vice president - sales & marketing, effective November 13, 2000.

Mr Sharp joined the company in June 2000 as vice president - marketing and manufacturing Operations. Previously, he was vice president -general manager of Double H, a division of H.H. Brown (Greenwich, CT). H.H. Brown is one of the companies in the Shoe Division of Berkshire Hathaway. Mr Sharp also served as vice president-sales and marketing of The Work Group division of H.H. Brown. Before joining H.H. Brown, Mr Sharp served as vice president - marketing, Acme Boot Company (Clarksville, Tennessee).

The Company also announced that the search for a new chief financial officer, which began earlier this year, has been discontinued. David Fraedrich, who has served in executive positions with the company since 1975 will continue as executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. He has held those positions since October 1992.

Rocky Shoes & Boots, Inc designs, develops, manufactures and markets premium quality rugged outdoor, occupational and casual footwear. The company's footwear is marketed through several distribution channels, primarily under the registered trademark, ROCKY(R).