EveryWare Global Appoints Colin Walker as Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development

LANCASTER, Ohio, May 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of Foodservice tableware under the ONEIDA Brand and retail food, bake prep and serve and store products under the Anchor Brand, announced that it has appointed Colin Walker to Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Walker was formerly Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and has been with EveryWare Global since 2012.

In his new role, Walker is responsible for refining and advancing the Company’s strategic action plans for global business, and commercializing strategic partnerships.  Walker will complete the strategic development underway, strengthen current partnerships and identify future alliances to support brand architecture, innovation pipeline, and strategic sourcing.

“Colin’s broad industry knowledge, business relationships, and strategic vision are critical to strengthening our position in the marketplace and optimizing the company’s opportunities for future growth on a global scale.”  EveryWare Global CEO Patrick Lockwood-Taylor said. “He is a key advisor to me and with this organizational change we will deploy a critical resource to key areas that accelerate growth for the Company.”

Walker joined EveryWare Global in August 2012, and has served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing since March 2015, and before that was EVP of its International business.

About EveryWare Global:

EveryWare is a leading global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer, business to business, and foodservice markets, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia. Its global platform allows it to market and distribute internationally its total portfolio of products, including bakeware, beverageware, serveware, storageware, flatware, dinnerware, crystal, buffetware and hollowware; premium spirit bottles; cookware; gadgets; candle and floral glass containers; and other kitchen products, all under a broad collection of widely-recognized brands. Driven by devotion to design, EveryWare is recognized for providing quality tabletop and kitchen solutions through its consumer, foodservice, and specialty channels. EveryWare was formed through the merger of Anchor Hocking, LLC and Oneida Ltd. in March of 2012. Additional information can be found at www.everywareglobal.com, www.oneida.com, and www.foodservice.oneida.com.

Forward-looking statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact regarding industry outlook and the Company’s results of operations or financial position and liquidity may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Investors are warned that actual results may differ from management’s expectations. Additionally, various economic and competitive factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in such forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements.

CONTACT: For further information, contact:

Erika Schoenberger
General Counsel
EveryWare Global, Inc.
740-681-6417
erika.schoenberger@everywareglobal.com