On December 7, 2023, Mike Brooks provided the Board of Directors (the ?Board?) of Rocky Brands, Inc. (the ?Company?) with notice of his resignation and retirement from his position as a Class I director of the Company, effective as of December 31, 2023. Mr. Brooks? resignation was not due to a disagreement with the Company.

The Board recognized Mike Brooks? years of service to the Company before accepting his resignation and eliminating the directorship left vacant by Mr. Brooks, reducing the size of the Board to a total of nine (9) members. The Board highlighted that Mike Brooks had served on the Company?s Board of Directors since 1992, and he served as Chairman of the Board from January 2005 to May 2021.

Mr. Brooks had a distinguished career with the Company serving as Chief Executive Officer from January 2005 until July 2011 and from September 2016 until May 2017. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1991 to January 2005.