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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Submission of Matters to a Vote


(e) On June 4, 2013, at the Meeting described under Item 5.07 below, the shareholders of Columbia Sportswear Company (the "Company") approved the Columbia Sportswear Company Executive Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended (the "Compensation Plan"). By approving the Plan, our shareholders also re-approved the material terms of the performance goals for performance-based awards under the Compensation Plan for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

The Compensation Plan is administered by the Company's Compensation Committee, which consists of three independent directors. The Compensation Committee determines which executive officers of Columbia are eligible to participate in the Compensation Plan for any year no later than 90 days after the beginning of the plan year. No later than 90 days after the beginning of each plan year, the Compensation Committee establishes performance goals for each participating executive officer and the related cash performance awards related to achievement of those goals. The Committee may use its discretion to reduce the amount payable to any eligible executive officer by up to 100 percent, based on factors it determines warrant such a reduction. The maximum amount payable under the Compensation Plan to any participant for a calendar year will not exceed $2 million.

The Compensation Plan will remain in effect until terminated by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has the power to amend the Compensation Plan, in whole or in part, at any time, except that the Board of Directors does not have the right to change the performance goals established by the Compensation Committee under the Compensation Plan. The Compensation Committee may generally amend the Compensation Plan, with the approval of the Board of Directors, at any time.

The foregoing is a summary of the principal provisions of the Compensation Plan. The summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Compensation Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report. In addition, a more detailed summary of the Compensation Plan can be found on pages 45-47 of the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 18, 2013, which description is incorporated herein by reference.


(a) The Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on June 4, 2013 (the "Meeting").

(b) Four matters, which are more fully described in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, were submitted to a vote of security holders at the Meeting:

1. To elect directors for the next year;

2. To ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2013;

3. To approve, by non-binding vote, executive compensation; and

4. To approve the Executive Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended.

At the Meeting, 27,208,518 shares of common stock were represented in person or proxy, which constituted 79.36 percent of the 34,283,795 shares of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting as of April 3, 2013, the record date of the Meeting, and a quorum. Each share was entitled to one vote at the Meeting.

1. Election of Directors. All of the following directors were elected at the Meeting by the votes cast as follows:

                                                  Against or        Broker
                                 Votes For         Withheld        Non-Votes
            Gertrude Boyle        25,626,964          129,239       1,452,315
            Timothy P. Boyle      25,581,911          174,292       1,452,315
            Sarah A. Bany         25,640,485          115,718       1,452,315
            Murrey R. Albers      25,618,886          137,317       1,452,315
            Stephen E. Babson     25,660,839           95,364       1,452,315
            Andy D. Bryant        25,726,574           29,629       1,452,315
            Edward S. George      25,624,222          131,981       1,452,315
            Walter T. Klenz       25,621,242          134,961       1,452,315
            Ronald E. Nelson      25,729,149           27,054       1,452,315
            John W. Stanton       25,619,086          137,117       1,452,315

2. Ratification of Auditors. The proposal to ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2013 was approved with the following votes:

For Against Abstentions 26,990,039 24,026 194,453

3. Say on Pay. The proposal to approve, by non-binding vote, the Company's executive compensation program, passed as management recommended with the following votes:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 25,683,865 46,970 25,368 1,452,315

4. Executive Incentive Compensation Plan. The proposal to approve the Executive Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended, was approved with the following votes:

For Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 25,560,164 173,147 22,892 1,452,315


(d) Exhibits

10.1    Columbia Sportswear Company Executive Incentive Compensation Plan
        (incorporated by reference to Appendix A to the Company's Definitive Proxy
        Statement on Schedule 14A filed on April 18, 2013).

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