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Camping World & Good Sam

October 31, 2016 09:00 ET

Good Sam Enterprises Acquires Five Leading Consumer Tradeshows from Odyssey Management

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2016) - Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) ("Camping World"), which owns and operates over 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States through its Good Sam Enterprises media and events division, announced it has acquired five consumer shows dedicated to the outdoor enthusiasts from Odyssey Management, an Ohio marketer and consumer show organizer of RV, Boat, and Sport Shows. The acquired shows are in the Dayton, OH, Milwaukee, WI, Knoxville, TN, Columbus, OH and Chattanooga, TN markets.

Good Sam's media and events divisions is the largest single producer of outdoor shows and this acquisition will bolster Good Sam's marketing segments and expand its current portfolio of shows into new markets.

"This acquisition, when fully integrated by our highly experienced management team, further positions Good Sam as the leading producer of trade shows and related media serving the nation's vibrant outdoor and RV sector," said Good Sam and Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis. "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to strategically incorporate these events into our highly successful operating platform."

Odyssey has been very successful producing mid-size events in OH, TN & WI and has been running events for over 15 years while steadily growing its portfolio of shows.

Lemonis added, "We will continue to look closely at other acquisitions or development of new shows in unserved or underserved markets and leverage the talent of our highly experienced management team."

Rob Lynch, the owner of Odyssey Management, has joined Good Sam as VP and GM of its media and events division, bringing 30 years of experience to its already highly experienced management team, and should be instrumental to the continued growth and expansion into new markets as the leading outdoor show promoter and producer in the country. 

"This acquisition will provide the opportunities that Odyssey did not have access to as an independent promoter, and I look forward to the continued growth of this division with a team that has unmatched vision and resources," said Lynch.

About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is the only provider of a comprehensive portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for recreational vehicle ("RV") enthusiasts. Through its two iconic brands, Camping World and Good Sam, the company offers new and used RVs for sale, vehicle service and maintenance along with more than 10,000 products and services through its retail locations and membership clubs. Good Sam branded offerings provide the industry's broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources while the Camping World brand operates the largest national network of RV-centric retail locations in the United States through 120 retail locations in 36 states and an e-commerce platform. With both brands founded in 1966, product and service offerings are based on 50 years of experience and customer feedback from RV enthusiasts.

For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.

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