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Munchkin, Inc. Appoints Robert Mann To Managing Director, Europe, Middle East And Africa (EMEA) Markets

Sales and Marketing Expert Tapped to Lead Baby and Toddler Brand's International Growth and Development Initiatives

NORTH HILLS, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Munchkin, Inc., leading designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products and parent company of U.K-based Lindam Ltd., today announced that Robert Mann has joined as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mann brings more than two decades of sales, marketing and operations experience to his role, which is to help drive corporate growth and strengthen key relationships with retailers and distributors, while defining product lines.

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"At Munchkin, we are continually looking for successful leaders to cultivate our brand's presence and evolution on an international scale," said Margaret Hardin, president of Munchkin, Inc. "Robert's extensive industry experience and proven global successes in the consumer and retail space will play a strategic role in expanding Munchkin's position as a key player in the baby products category."

Mann joins Munchkin with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations management, most recently serving as the president EMEA for Toy State International Ltd. In this role, his skillful leadership, efficiency and entrepreneurial ingenuity improved company trade margins while simultaneously enhancing marketing initiatives. In addition, Mann has held positions as the president and CEO EMEA for Tomy Europe—a leading toy and nursery company in the U.K.— and as managing director international for RC2(Ertl). As managing director – EMEA for Munchkin, Mann will lead the company's growth and development in the EMEA region through sales, marketing, and distribution efforts. He will be based in the company's U.K. office.

"Throughout my career in the nursery industry, I have had the privilege of cultivating my skills through associations with a broad range of leading organizations and manufacturers," said Mann. "Moving forward, I welcome the opportunity to work with a progressive and forward-thinking company like Munchkin, helping to build a strong foundation for the Munchkin and Lindam brands in the EMEA markets."

For more information on Munchkin, Inc., Lindam Ltd. or products, please visit www.Munchkin.com.

About Munchkin, Inc.
A privately held, global company headquartered in North Hills, Calif., Munchkin, Inc. creates baby products that excite, delight and make life easier for today's parents.  Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has always placed great emphasis on innovation, redefining what baby products can achieve.  As a result, Munchkin has reinvigorated the category with improvements such as a 2-in-1 bottle brush design and White Hot® Technology that lets moms know if the bath water or the car interior is too hot. A strategic partnership with Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda, resulted in a line of diapering products that work with pure, natural baking soda, including the ARM & HAMMER™ Diaper Pail by Munchkin, winner of the American Baby Bests Award. Munchkin, Inc. has won more than 40 industry awards, including multiple wins of the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence, the ASDA stores partnership award, and the Toys "R" Us 2012 Vendor of the Year award. Endorsed and recommended by sleep and safety experts, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents, Munchkin products can be found at retail outlets internationally. For more information, visit www.Munchkin.com.

About Lindam
Established over 20 years ago, Lindam is Europe's leading child home safety brand.  Lindam is the leading supplier of child safety lines in the UK and offers the broadest range of safety solutions globally.  The company's mission is to make clever products that help today's parents feed and care for their children as safely as possible. Lindam products are designed with infants and parents in mind and manufactured to standards that help ensure they are the safest on the market. The company's commitment to design and product development has been acknowledged with over 50 industry awards received for excellence and our products are stocked in all major UK outlets. Quality is second to none, designed and developed through extensive research, manufactured using the safest and where necessary strongest materials and tested in the best laboratories around the world to ensure they are the safest in the market.  In January 2010, Lindam were acquired by Munchkin Inc. the Californian based designer and manufacturer of innovative infant and toddler products.  The amalgamation created a global baby and infant specialist supplier with a comprehensive product portfolio. In addition to Lindam's strong safety portfolio, including market-leading safety gates, bouncers and nursery monitors, the range now includes Munchkin's portfolio of industry-leading products across infant categories such as bath, care, travel and feeding.

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