International outdoor apparel and footwear manufacturer Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq:COLM) announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with ADC Telecommunications, Inc for the purchase of a new site for its headquarters. The financial terms have yet to be determined.

The 188,500 sq ft structure is located in Washington County in the State of Oregon. The purchase is contingent upon Columbia Sportswear's satisfactory review of zoning, engineering, and environmental studies, which are currently being conducted.

About Columbia Sportswear
Founded in 1938 in Portland, Ore, Columbia Sportswear Company is a leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel and footwear. As one of the largest outerwear manufacturers in the world and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States, the company has developed an international reputation for quality, performance, functionality and value. To learn more about Columbia Sportswear, visit the company's website at www.columbia.com.