Elmec Sport has signed an exclusive deal with Deckers Outdoor Corporation to distribute the Ugg Australia footwear brand in a number of local markets.

The Greek company is to take up distribution of the Ugg brand for Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus from the middle of 2009, in an agreement which lasts until 2012.

Elmec said Ugg Australia was a very well-known brand outside the US, where it was established in 1979, and added that it had been named Brand of the Year in 2004 and 2008 by Footwear Plus magazine.