Rich Footwear Group will be the exclusive marketer and seller of Angry Birds footwear in the U.S. and Canada through a deal with the Cortina-Leomil Group. Gary Rich, a former president of Brown Shoe Company, He is serving as chairman, leading the new company along with Paul Shapiro as president and Richard Shapiro as senior vice president for sales. Rich has more than 35 years of experience in the footwear industry. Shapiro also has a history with Brown Shoe, having been senior vice president and general manager for its children's division. Rich Footwear plans to expand with more licensing deals in the future. Angry Birds is a video game owned by Rovio, which has granted an exclusive license to Cortina-Leomil for products under its brand.

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