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Vista Outdoor Brands Demonstrate Bipartisan Support for America’s Outdoor Recreation Act
At Vista Outdoor, we are committed to ensuring that all Americans have the access, opportunity, and equipment to experience the outdoors.

ANOKA, Minn. — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), the parent company of 41 renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products to consumers around the globe, today announced its brands have called on leadership in Washington to pass America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022.

America’s outdoor recreation resources play a vital role in enhancing our consumers’ lives and well-being. This bipartisan package contains several ground-breaking recreation bills, including the Outdoor Recreation Act, the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act, the Recreation-Not-Red-Tape Act, the Gateway Community and Recreation Enhancement Act, the Federal Interior Lands Media Act, the Biking on Long Distance Trails Act, and many others. Vista Outdoor is especially appreciative of Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) for supporting these bills from start to finish and for the leadership they’ve displayed in ensuring that outdoor recreation remains a Congressional priority.

To showcase its support of passing this legislation, Vista Outdoor’s entire portfolio of 41 iconic outdoor and sporting products brands signed and sent the following letter to Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader, U.S. Senate; Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader, U.S. Senate; Raul Grijalva, Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee; and Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member, House Natural Resources Committee. Here is the letter in its entirety:

At Vista Outdoor, we are committed to ensuring that all Americans have the access, opportunity, and equipment to experience the outdoors. We are strong supporters of the bipartisan America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022 and are asking that you support debate and passage of the legislation in the House Natural Resources Committee. As you know, the bill previously passed with bipartisan, unanimous support out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

With 41 iconic brands in our portfolio, Vista Outdoor is best known for designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing an array of outdoor products – including electric bicycles, hunting accessories and ammo, golf measuring devices and launch monitors, grills, helmets and cycling accessories, personal hydration solutions and more. We also are proud of the Vista Outdoor Foundation, which is supporting non-profits who are expanding conservation and recreational activities in diverse communities across the country.

Policies within the America’s Outdoor Recreation Act will enable long overdue permit streamlining, increase access to recreational shooting ranges, update outdoor recreation infrastructure, improve long-range mountain bike trails, and increase access to green spaces in underserved communities. All of these policies have strong bipartisan support and are commonsense solutions to maintain and enrich the places we love most. 

We supported Congress when the body came together to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) and we support the long-lasting benefits that will have on the sustaining the outdoors for future generations. The America’s Outdoor Recreation Act will build on GAOA by expanding access and building local economies while creating climate and health benefits for everyone.

We would appreciate your consideration of this request and look forward to working with you to advance this important bill. If you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Vista Outdoor VP of Public Affairs and Communications, Fred.Ferguson@vistaoutdoor.com.

Vista Outdoor and its brands ask other outdoor industry stakeholders to join them in support of this once-in-a-lifetime, bipartisan opportunity to protect our public lands, ensuring we sustain the outdoors for generations to come.

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About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at www.vistaoutdoor.com.

For further information: Eric Smith: 901-573-9156, media.relations@vistaoutdoor.com