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Ruger Announces Promotion of Shawn Leska to Vice President of Sales

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the promotion of Shawn Leska to Vice President of Sales, effective November 6, 2015.

Mr. Leska has served as Director of Sales since November 2011. During this time, he has been integral to the success of several new product launches, sales programs and promotional initiatives. His strategic approach and strong industry relationships have positively impacted the company's sales growth for almost three decades.

"Shawn has a tremendous level of industry experience, and his knowledge of firearms products and the Ruger brand is unmatched. We look forward to having him in his new role and anticipate that he will continue to have a significant impact in driving growth in our business," commented CEO Mike Fifer.

Mr. Leska has been a Ruger employee for more than 26 years, growing from an accounting office assistant to a regional sales manager and eventually to Director of Sales. As Vice President of Sales, Shawn will oversee all aspects of the sales organization - domestic commercial sales, national account sales, law enforcement and military sales, and international / export sales. He will continue to report directly to President and COO, Chris Killoy.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead the sales team in this new, expanded role," said Leska. "It has been a privilege to see the company grow over the last several years and I am excited to be part of such a tremendous leadership team," he concluded.