Quiksilver Inc is incorporated in Delaware 1976. The Company is an outdoor sports lifestyle companies. The Company designs, develops and distributes branded apparel, footwear, accessories and related products, catering to the casual, youth lifestyle associated with the sports of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The Company markets products across its three core brands, Quiksilver, Roxy and DC. The Company's apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage. Quiksilver and Roxy are rooted in the sport of surfing and represent the boardriding lifestyle, which includes not only surfing, but also skateboarding and snowboarding. DC's reputation is based on its technical shoes made for skateboarding. The Company's products are sold in over 100 countries through distribution channels, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, specialty stores, select department stores. Its products are also distributed through specialty or active lifestyle stores and specialty chains. This category includes chains in the United States such as Famous Footwear, Journeys and Zumiez, chains in Europe such as such as Zumiez, Tilly's, Famous Footwear, and Journeys, chains in Europe such as Go Sport, Intersport and Sport 2000, and chains in the Asia/Pacific region such as City Beach and Murasaki Sports. The Company's competitors are Nike stores, Billabong stores, and Vans stores, among others. The retail stores and e-commerce websites also compete with the e-commerce websites of wholesale accounts, competitive brands, and online-only competitors such as Amazon, Zappos, Zalando, TaoBao, e-Bay, and many other international, regional, and local e-commerce businesses. The Company's facilities and operations have been or are subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations which govern, among other things, the use and storage of hazardous materials, the storage and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the discharge of pollutants into the air, water and land, and the cleanup of contamination.