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FOR:  DANIER LEATHER INC.

TSE SYMBOL:  DL

DECEMBER 5, 2001 - 15:49 EST

Danier Leather Appoints Chief Operating Officer-Daniel
Soper To Spearhead Continued Expansion Strategy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--Danier Leather Inc. (TSE: DL) is pleased to 
announce the appointment of Mr. Daniel Soper to the newly created 
position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Soper brings several 
years of experience in the retail industry and will contribute 
immediately to Danier's growth strategy and international 
expansion plans. 

"We're delighted to have Dan join our team. His proven retail 
management and operating experience, including new store openings 
and increasing existing store sales, made him the natural choice 
for this position," said Jeffrey Wortsman, President and CEO of 
Danier Leather. "It's especially exciting to welcome him just as 
we prepare to launch our new flagship store at Bay and Bloor in 
the heart of Toronto's tourism and shopping district." 

Daniel Soper brings a diverse retail background to Danier, where 
he will assume overall responsibility for store operations, 
marketing, logistics and distribution, new store construction, and
corporate sales. He is the former Senior Vice President, Store 
Operations at Chapters Inc. and previously held the position of 
Senior Consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm.
He was involved in the inception and development of Chapters 
Superstores and helped to grow that business to $400 million in 
revenues prior to its acquisition by Indigo Books & Music Inc.  

Mr. Soper will report to Jeffrey Wortsman, President and CEO. His 
appointment to this newly created position on the senior 
management team is a reflection of Danier's strong historical 
growth and its commitment to building an infrastructure to support
continued expansion, both in Canada and internationally.  

About Danier 

Danier Leather Inc. is a leading integrated designer, 
manufacturer, and retailer of high-quality leather and suede 
clothing and accessories. The Company's merchandise is marketed 
exclusively under the well-known Danier brand name and is 
available only at its 89 shopping mall, street-front, and power 
centre stores and online through its website, www.danier.com. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Danier Leather Inc.
Bryan Tatoff
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
(416) 762-8175 ext. 328
(416) 762-7408 (FAX)
bryan@danier.com

or

Danier Leather Inc.
Jeffrey Wortsman
President and Chief Executive Officer
(416) 762-8175 ext. 302
(416) 762-7408 (FAX)
leather@danier.com