Rawlings Sporting Goods Company Inc (Nasdaq: RAWL) has announced the appointment of William F. Lacey as its new vice president and chief financial officer. Mr Lacey will assume his new position on Monday, December 11, 2000, replacing Michael Luetkemeyer who resigned in September.

Steve O'Hara, chairman and chief executive officer, said: "We are delighted to add someone with Bill's background to our senior team. Bill brings experience as a chief financial officer with three prior firms. Moreover, he brings industry experience having spent thirteen years with DP Fitness, Inc. We're confident that Bill's background and skills will allow him to rapidly contribute to Rawlings."

About Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc
Rawlings Sporting Goods is a supplier of baseball equipment around the world. Rawlings manufactures the official baseball for Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the NCAA Championships. Rawlings is also the official basketball maker for the NCAA Championships and markets footballs, protective equipment and team uniforms as well.