Timberland has nominated four new members to the Company's Board of Directors. Kenneth T. Lombard, Edward W. Moneypenny, Peter R. Moore and Terdema L. Ussery, II will stand for election at the Company's Annual Meeting on May 19, 2005. The Board has also nominated for re-election seven of the nine Directors that are currently serving. John E. Beard and John F. Brennan have attained the Board of Directors' mandatory retirement age of 72 and will not be sitting for re-election.

Mr. Lombard is President of Starbucks Entertainment, a division of Starbucks Corporation, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Moneypenny is Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer for 7-Eleven, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Moore is Corporate Vice President of the Home and Entertainment Division of Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Mr. Ussery is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, also in Dallas.

“I am very pleased to announce the nomination of these talented individuals to our Board,” said Jeffrey Swartz, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Timberland Company. “Between them, they offer a powerful combination of leadership experience, business success and community consciousness that will strengthen and complement our current Board.”

A graduate of the University of Washington, Mr. Lombard started his career in real estate as a regional director for Grubb & Ellis Real Estate Company in Los Angeles. Before assuming his current position as head of Starbucks Entertainment in 2004, he was co-founder and president of Johnson Development Company, an organization focused on urban retail development in minority communities. Mr. Lombard assisted in establishing UCLA's minority business leadership program and has been active with the California Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Education Alliance for Restructuring.

Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Inc., Mr. Moneypenny spent more than 25 years in the energy industry. He served in a variety of senior executive finance positions for companies such as Covanta Energy Corporation, Florida Progress Corporation, Oryx Energy Company and Sun Company. He graduated from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA and received his master's degree from the University of Illinois. Mr. Moneypenny began his career at the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand.

In his current position at Microsoft, Mr. Moore is responsible for all worldwide marketing and game development for the company's XBox business. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sega of America, Inc., and before that spent six years at Reebok International Ltd. Mr. Moore started his career at Patrick USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the French sportswear company. He graduated from Madeley College in Madeley, England, and received his master's degree from California State University, Long Beach.

In addition to his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, Mr. Ussery is also Chief Executive Officer of HDNet, the nation's first high-definition television network. He has extensive experience in the sports industry, having served as Commissioner and General Counsel of the Continental Basketball Association and President of Nike Sports Management before joining the Mavericks in 1997. Mr. Ussery graduated from Princeton University, received his master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and his J.D. from the University of California. He currently sits on the boards of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Princeton University Board of Trustees, among others.