Quiksilver, Inc. has added James G. Ellis to its Board of Directors. Mr. Ellis was also appointed a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Ellis, age 62, currently serves as the Dean of the Marshall School of Business at The University of Southern California and holder of the Robert R. Dockson Dean's Chair in Business Administration.

Prior to his appointment as Dean in April 2007, Mr. Ellis was the Vice Provost, Globalization, for USC and prior to that he was Vice Dean, External Relations also for USC. Mr. Ellis has been a professor in the Marketing Department of the Marshall School of Business since 1997. From 1990 to 1997, he served as Chairman and CEO of Port O'Call Pasadena, an upscale home accessory retailer and was President and CEO of American Porsche Design from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Ellis graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.B.A. degree and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. degree. Mr. Ellis also serves on the board of directors of Fixed Income Funds and Investment Company of America, both investment funds of The Capital Group, a private company.