Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  June 24, 2006



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)





(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)



6300 Merrill Creek Parkway, Suite B, Everett, Washington



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


(425) 551-1500

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.01.              Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets


        On June 24, 2006, Zumiez Inc. (the “Company”) completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Action Concepts Fast Forward, Ltd. (“Fast Forward”) from Gerald R. Anderson, Brandon C. Batton, AC Fast Forward LLC and AC Fast Forward Mgt., LLC (the “Acquisition”).  The Acquisition was completed pursuant to the terms and conditions of an Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), the entry into of which was reported by the Company on a Form 8-K dated May 16, 2006 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 22, 2006.  The aggregate purchase price paid in connection with the Acquisition is approximately $13.7 million, which amount includes the assumption of debt and a working capital adjustment.


Item 7.01.              Regulation FD Disclosure.


        On June 26, 2006, the Company issued a press release (the “Press Release”) regarding the completion of the Acquisition, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and the contents of which are incorporated herein by this reference.


        In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information contained in the Press Release shall not be deemed “Filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.  This report will not be deemed a determination or an admission as to the materiality of any information in the report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.


Item 9.01.


Financial Statements and Exhibits.





















Press Release of Zumiez Inc., dated June 26, 2006.





                Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


















Date: June 26, 2006




/s/ Richard M. Brooks















Richard M. Brooks





President and Chief Executive Officer







Exhibit 99.1


Company Contact:

Brenda Morris

Chief Financial Officer

Zumiez Inc.

(425) 551-1564


Investor Contact:

Integrated Corporate Relations

Chad Jacobs/David Griffith

(203) 682-8200







Acquisition Expected to add $0.01 to $0.02 in EPS in 2006 and $0.08 to $0.09 in EPS in 2007


Everett, WA — June 26, 2006 — Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Fast Forward, a leading action sports retailer with 19 stores and a web store.  Of the 19 stores, 16 are in Texas, with one store in California and two stores in Oklahoma.  The acquisition was funded from cash on hand.

Over the course of the next 18 months, the Fast Forward stores will be converted to the Zumiez nameplate.  These additional stores will be incremental to the planned 42 stores in 2006.  The company continues to expect the acquisition to add $0.01 to $0.02 to earnings per share in 2006 and to be accretive to earnings per share by approximately $0.08 to $0.09 in fiscal 2007.

Rick Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zumiez Inc., stated, “We have already started working with the Fast Forward team and are excited about the combination of our cultures and how well we are aligned.  We look forward to our continued expansion into Texas and other markets with our unique action sports retail concept.”  Mr. Brooks concluded, “I want to thank all of the Fast Forward team and our Zumiez integration team for all of their hard work in helping us complete the Fast Forward acquisition.”


About Zumiez Inc.




Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories.  Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX.  As of June 23, 2006 we operate 189 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is www.zumiez.com.


Safe Harbor Statement


Certain statements in this press release and oral statements relating thereto made from time to time by representatives of the company may constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company’s future financial performance, integration of acquired businesses, growing customer demand for our products and new store openings. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, those described under the heading Risk Factors in the company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended April 29, 2006 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.  You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.