5.4.2006: Meldung: Gaiam Continues to Enhance Its Team

Gaiam, Inc. , the market-leading lifestyle media company catering to people who value personal development, natural health and inspirational media, announced today the hiring of Jane Pemberton as President of Gaiam"s worldwide distribution.

Ms. Pemberton joins Gaiam with over 20 years of media and retail experience, both domestically and internationally, having previously served in senior management roles at The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century FOX Home Entertainment and Mommy & Me. In her new role, she will oversee Gaiam"s development of original programming, content acquisition, and distribution to worldwide retail.

"Jane"s deep experience in media, retail and brand management will be instrumental in enhancing Gaiam"s position as the leading brand in the healthy living and inspirational media categories and we are delighted that she has joined our team, "said Lynn Powers, Gaiam"s President. "She will be a tremendous asset as we expand our unique and extensive distribution platforms to deliver our media and products worldwide."

"Gaiam has always been the market leader in media and products focused on healthy living and sustainability," said Ms. Pemberton. "As that market continues to expand rapidly, Gaiam expects its market-leading position to afford it tremendous opportunities for growth, and I am excited to be a part of the Company."

Company receives Vendor of the Year Award from Target Corporation

The Company also announced that it was awarded 2005 Vendor of the Year honors from Target Corporation, one of the nation"s leading retailers. Each year Target recognizes and honors certain vendors for their business practices, commitment to Target"s success, support of Target"s differentiation strategies and brand character, value and reliability. This is the second time that Gaiam has received this honor.

"This prestigious award is a tribute to Gaiam and all of our employees," commented Ms. Powers. "We are very proud to be recognized by Target as a leading partner in providing the best value to its customers. We look forward to a continuing and beneficial relationship with Target."

Because of the expiration of certain incentive options granted to Gaiam"s management in 1999, the company negotiated block sale of approximately 200,000 shares to cover these expirations. This block included option granted to company President Lynn Powers and CFO Janet Mathews.

This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "believe," "will," "should" or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Gaiam believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause materially different results include, among others, introduction of new products and services, completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of negative economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties included in Gaiam"s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gaiam assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

Source: Gaiam, Inc.
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