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Respect Your Universe Strengthens Team with Addition of VP Sales and Marketing

Alex Briglio Appointed to Lead Sales Growth

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB:RYUN) ("RYU"), an athletic lifestyle apparel brand designed for all disciplines of movement, is pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Briglio as VP Sales and Marketing. Alex joins RYU from Swany Canada, the #1 selling performance winter sport glove brand in North America for specialty sports stores. Led by Alex and his sales agent team, Swany Canada ascended from start up to its leading position.

Alex Briglio, RYU's VP Sales and Marketing, stated, "I am very excited to apply my successes and experience and help such a talented team achieve great results and bring value to all shareholders."

Marcello Leone, RYU's CEO, President and Chairman, stated, "We are thrilled to add Alex and his network of 18 sales agents. Given his and the agents past experience and success at Swany Canada, we are confident in their abilities to lead growth at RYU. Alex has an entrepreneurial drive that we strive for at RYU and represents another key move, personnel-wise and strategically for RYU."

About RYU
Respect Your Universe, Inc. is a performance apparel brand designed for athletes and active adults. Crafted from organic and/or earth-friendly materials, RYU apparel enhances movement, is extremely comfortable and healthy for the environment. Founded in 2008, RYU has incorporated the lessons learned from mixed martial arts into beautiful everyday performance wear. For more information, visit www.ryu.com.

On Behalf of the Board

RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC.

Marcello Leone, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Statements regarding the future growth of RYU are "forward- looking statements", which are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RYU to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, that RYU's business plan is dependent on additional financing, which it may be unable to obtain on terms acceptable to RYU, changes in general economic or market conditions that could impact consumer demand for RYU's products, and RYU's ability to execute on its business plan. Except as required by law, RYU undertakes no responsibility to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

SOURCE Respect Your Universe, Inc.

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