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COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR CO FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

June 9, 2014



ITEM 5.07 SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

(a) The Columbia Sportswear Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on June 3, 2014 (the "Meeting"). (b) Three matters, which are more fully described in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, were submitted to a vote of security holders at the Meeting: 1. To elect directors for the next year; 2. To ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014; and 3. To approve, by non-binding vote, executive compensation.



At the Meeting, 34,217,439 shares of common stock were represented in person or proxy, which constituted 98.12 percent of the 34,872,376 shares of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting as of April 2, 2014, the record date of the Meeting, and a quorum. Each share was entitled to one vote at the Meeting.

1. Election of Directors. All of the following directors were elected at the Meeting by the votes cast as follows: Votes Votes Against or For Withheld Broker Non-Votes Gertrude Boyle 33,270,766 49,207 897,466 Timothy P. Boyle 33,148,408 171,565 897,466 Sarah A. Bany 33,257,591 62,382 897,466 Murrey R. Albers 33,269,304 50,669 897,466 Stephen E. Babson 33,067,558 252,415 897,466 Andy D. Bryant 33,299,373 20,600 897,466 Edward S. George 33,269,304 50,669 897,466 Walter T. Klenz 33,270,582 49,391 897,466 Ronald E. Nelson 33,300,679 19,294 897,466 John W. Stanton 33,269,606 50,367 897,466



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2. Ratification of Auditors. The proposal to ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014 was approved with the following votes: For Against Abstentions 34,049,350 17,445 150,644 3. Say on Pay. The proposal to approve, by non-binding vote, the Company's executive compensation program, passed as management recommended with the following votes: For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 33,191,471 117,739 10,763 897,466



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