Coastal Contacts Inc.
TSX : COA

Coastal Contacts Inc.

September 18, 2007 12:22 ET

Coastal Contacts Appoints Vice President of North American Sales

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) -

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Coastal Contacts Inc. (TSX:COA) announced today the appointment of Steve Wallace as Vice President, North American Sales.

Prior to joining Coastal, Mr. Wallace most recently held the position of Director, Strategic Alliances and Public Relations with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, world's largest junk removal company. Prior to his most recent position, Mr. Wallace founded and subsequently sold Active Wireless Inc., a multi unit business to business retailer of telecommunications equipment and services with operations in Vancouver and Toronto.

"Steve's professional career has been a combination of entrepreneurial success combined with sales team leadership in high growth organizations", said Roger Hardy, Coastal Contacts President and CEO. "We are pleased to have him join our team to contribute to our continued growth and lead our product line expansion."

About Coastal Contacts:

Coastal Contacts is the world's fastest-growing vision care supplier. Leveraging its world class operations in Europe, North America and Asia, Coastal is building a predictable recurring revenue stream in the contact lens segment and is developing complementary branded vision care products. Already No.1 in most of its markets, Coastal is rapidly advancing toward its goal of becoming the dominant global vision care supplier.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of Coastal Contacts Inc. with respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market, potential downturns in economic conditions, limited suppliers, inventory risk, disruption in our distribution facilities, foreign exchange fluctuations, regulatory requirements, demand for contact lenses, competition and dependence on the internet. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. Coastal Contacts does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements.

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