Bauer Performance Sports Added to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/12 -- Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX:BAU) ("Bauer" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has been added to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index, which will become effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 21, 2012.

The S&P/TSX SmallCap Index provides an investable index for the Canadian small cap market. The index is float adjusted and market cap weighted and was developed with industry input as the ideal benchmark for those with small cap exposure to the Canadian equity market. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) serves as the distributor of both real-time and historical data for this index.

"We are very pleased with Bauer's inclusion in the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index," said Kevin Davis, President and CEO of Bauer. "We are hopeful that our inclusion in the Index will assist in further broadening our shareholder base and attract new investors to our Company."

Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX:BAU) is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, and lacrosse equipment as well as related apparel. The company has the most recognized and strongest brand in the ice hockey equipment industry, and holds the top market share position in both ice and roller hockey. Its products are marketed under the Bauer Hockey, Mission Roller Hockey, Maverik Lacrosse and Cascade brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. Bauer Performance Sports is focused on building its leadership position and growing market share in all product categories through continued innovation at every level. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.

Contacts:
INVESTOR INQUIRIES
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.
Amir Rosenthal, Chief Financial Officer
603-610-5802
investors@bauerperformancesports.com

Spinnaker Capital Markets
Kevin O'Connor
416-962-3300
ko@spinnakercmi.com

Spinnaker Capital Markets
Ali Mahdavi
416-962-3300

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.
Tory Mazzola, Public Relations Manager
603-430-2111
media@bauerperformancesports.com
www.bauerperformancesports.com