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SPY is happy to help the Philippines

SPY® was Happy to Help raise funds over the past week for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

| posted on November 19, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY® was Happy to Help raise funds over the past week for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by donating $30 from every sunglass sale on www.spyoptic.com to Waves For Water. The funds will support their efforts to provide access to clean water for the victims and families of those affected by the devastating natural disaster.

One of the strongest storms recorded on the planet, Super Typhoon Haiyan plowed across the Philippines with powerful winds hitting the province of Eastern Visayas first. With sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph, Haiyan was the second-­‐deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines in recorded history. Although they do not know the extent of the damage, the storm is estimated to have killed as many as 4,000 people with over 550,000 left homeless.

Please join SPY in providing a helping hand to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan by donating to Waves For Water during this critical time.

For additional information on how to support the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, go to Waves For Water. For more information about SPY, log-­‐on at www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @spyoptic and @spyoptic on Instagram.

About Happy to Help: In this life, the same people that make us happy everyday are also the first people to drop everything and pick us up in times of tragedy. A strong community provides security and exhibits dedication, and this notion inspired SPY® to create the HAPPY TO HELP program designed to raise funds for victims of natural disasters. Whether you are a loyal SPY customer or not, if you’re out there doing what you love and striving to make this world a better place, you’re part of our community. In the unfortunate event of a natural disaster, SPY will dedicate a portion of sales to assist and help rebuild the affected communities. If you need a hand, we’re HAPPY TO HELP.

About SPY Inc.: We have a HAPPY disrespect for the usual way of looking (at life). This mindset helps drive us to design, market and distribute premium products for people who “live” to be outdoors, doing intense action sports, motorsports, snow sports, cycling and multi-­‐sports—the things that make them HAPPY. We actively support the lifestyle subcultures that surround these pursuits, and as a result our products serve the broader fashion, music and entertainment markets of the youth culture. Our reason for being is to create the unusual, and this is what helps us deliver distinctive products to people who are active, fun and a bit irreverent, like us. It’s what makes us HAPPY, and our customers, too. Our principal products—sunglasses, goggles and prescription frames—are happily marketed with fun and creativity under the SPY® brand. More information about SPY may be obtained from: www.spyoptic.com, www.facebook.com/spyoptic, Twitter @spyoptic and Instagram @spyoptic.