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08/06/2010

JUSTIN BRANDS INC. PROMOTES DONNA LASATER TO VICE PRESIDENT AND OFFICER

Justin Brands Inc. announced Aug. 2 the promotion of Donna Lasater to the position of vice president of human resources. Lasater’s history with the Justin brand began in 1976 when she joined the original parent company, Justin Industries Inc., as a personnel department secretary. Since that time, Lasater advanced to become personnel administrator, employee benefits administrator, and employee benefits manager before transferring to Acme Brick Company in 2003 following the sale of Justin Industries to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. She rejoined Justin Brands three years ago as director of human resources.

"I'm pleased to announce this promotion to someone so deserving," said Randy Watson, president and CEO, Justin Brands Inc. "The initiative and care Donna has shown through the introduction of innovative programs for our employees has proven her to be an invaluable asset to our company."

Lasater is an active member of several civic and professional organizations. She currently serves as superintendent of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, an annual event sponsored by Justin Brands Inc. and has served on the board of many organizations including SouthWest Benefits Association, Unity One Credit Union, Tarrant Employers Health Education Network, and Justin Industries Inc. Federal Credit Union, where she also served as board president. (800) 545-8707; www.justinbrands.com