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UNDER ARMOUR FLEXES MUSCLES IN THE PHILIPPINES

I’m lucky I was invited to witness the opening of Under Armour in Bonifacio High Street last May 29. Two days after I was back in the store for the grand launch with my Team Magnificat teammates Sherdon and Richard.

I haven’t tried any Under Armour item yet, but every thing – from running shoes to compression and underwear – looks tough yet comfortable. Under Armour claims that all their merchandise are products of intelligent sports technology, making all athletes look and perform better.

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Under Armour ambassadors and executives at the opening ceremony. Photo by Under Armour PH.

~ Press Release ~

MANILA, Philippines – Under Armour, the leading performance and innovation brand, has recently celebrated the expansion of its international footprint into the heart of the Philippines. The launch is highlighted by the introduction of a retail store that opened on Bonifacio High Street (BHS) at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Manila.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony were star Piolo Pascual, of the upcoming show Team U, sports advocate and triathlete Senator Pia Cayetano, and representatives from Under Armour USA who passed along a few words through Charlie Maurath, President of Under Armour International. “We are leveraging our domestic momentum to build a long-term and impactful global presence,” said Maurath. “The Philippines is an important market for our brand. Athletes in Manila and the surrounding areas are passionate about sports and we’re dedicated to offering them innovative products that will give them an edge.”

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The Under Armour flagship branch at BHS employs striking architectural and interior designs, underscoring the innovation and technology engineered into Under Armour’s performance footwear, apparel, and equipment. The store’s interiors with wood accents, cement floors, and bolts evoke an industrial and gym-like atmosphere to reflect the brand’s signature ethos of gritty determination, passion, and will.

The Hero Zone stands out in the store as it houses Under Armour’s Alter Ego line, which features Marvel and DC comics-inspired innerwear designs. The Footwear Zone also grabs a lot of attention with Under Armour’s innovative and attractive performance footwear on display.

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Featured products from the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection of footwear, apparel, and equipment available immediately include Under Armour Speedform™ RC – the revolutionary running shoe that employs the world’s first seamless heel cup – and UA HeatGear Sonic, UA HeatGear Flyweight, Coldblack®, and Under Armour Compression from the apparel range.

In Southeast Asia, the brand is currently available at select retail stores in Singapore and additional expansion in the region is planned throughout 2014 and 2015.

Singapore-based Triple Pte. Ltd. is the exclusive distribution partner for Under Armour in Southeast Asia.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel, and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. Under Armour’s wholly owned subsidiary, MapMyFitness, powers one of the world’s largest Connected Fitness communities. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.uabiz.com.

*Other snapshots can be found on Team Magnificat’s Facebook Page.

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