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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


(a) The Columbia Sportswear Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on June 3, 2014 (the "Meeting").

(b) Three 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 2014; and

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

At the Meeting, 34,217,439 shares of common stock were represented in person or proxy, which constituted 98.12 percent of the 34,872,376 shares of the Company outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting as of April 2, 2014, 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:

                              Votes         Votes Against or
                               For              Withheld          Broker Non-Votes
       Gertrude Boyle        33,270,766                49,207               897,466
       Timothy P. Boyle      33,148,408               171,565               897,466
       Sarah A. Bany         33,257,591                62,382               897,466
       Murrey R. Albers      33,269,304                50,669               897,466
       Stephen E. Babson     33,067,558               252,415               897,466
       Andy D. Bryant        33,299,373                20,600               897,466
       Edward S. George      33,269,304                50,669               897,466
       Walter T. Klenz       33,270,582                49,391               897,466
       Ronald E. Nelson      33,300,679                19,294               897,466
       John W. Stanton       33,269,606                50,367               897,466

2. Ratification of Auditors. The proposal to ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014 was approved with the following votes:

For Against Abstentions 34,049,350 17,445 150,644

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 33,191,471 117,739 10,763 897,466

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