SOURCE: The Walking Company Holdings, Inc.

The Walking Company Holdings, Inc.

February 16, 2010 10:00 ET

The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. Moves Forward With Its Reorganization Plan

Unanimous Vote in Committee Paves Way for Company to Move Forward With Plan

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WALK) (; announced today that the unsecured creditors committee, established as a result of the Company's voluntary filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has agreed to support the Company's plan of reorganization filed last week and not pursue other alternatives.

"With this positive result, we are now looking to emerge from chapter as early as mid April," stated Andrew Feshbach, CEO of the Company.

Working closely with its bank, landlords, vendors, and shareholders, the Company has been able to restructure its balance sheet and long-term financial obligations. As a result, the Company submitted a reorganization plan on February 2, 2010 to keep 207 of its 214 current store locations open and pay off all of its debts and future obligations to trade creditors. The Company is represented by Mette Kurth of Arent Fox and the committee is represented by Hamid Rafatjoo of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones.


The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") consists of its The Walking Company and Big Dogs subsidiaries. The Walking Company is a leading independent specialty retailer of high-quality, technically designed comfort footwear and accessories that features premium brands such as ECCO, Dansko, UGG Australia, MBT and Aetrex, among many others. These products have particular appeal to one of the largest and most rapidly growing demographics in the nation. The Walking Company operates over 210 stores in premium malls across the nation. Big Dogs develops, markets and retails a branded, lifestyle collection of unique, high-quality, popular-priced consumer products, including active wear, casual sportswear, accessories and gifts.

With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future sales and other results of the Company could differ significantly from those statements.

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