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Johnson Outdoors Purchases Techsonics.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JOHNSON OUTDOORS ACQUIRES TECHSONIC INDUSTRIES
HUMMINBIRD® JOINS WINNING OUTDOOR RECREATION BRAND PORTFOLIO

RACINE, WISCONSIN, May 6, 2004........JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. (Nasdaq: JOUT)
today announced it has acquired Techsonic Industries Inc., a global leader
in underwater sonar and video viewing, and GPS technologies, from Teleflex
Incorporated (NYSE: TFX). The acquisition adds the popular Humminbird®
brand to Johnson Outdoors' marine electronics group portfolio which includes
trolling motors and accessories sold under the Minn Kota® name.

The $28 million deal reinforces the Company's strategic focus on
acquisitions that complement its businesses, have market leading potential
and strengthen profitability. With the addition of Humminbird®, Johnson
Outdoors' marine electronics group sales are expected to surpass $100
million across marketplace categories with combined estimated sales of more
than $300 million annually. According to research by the Sporting Goods
Manufacturers Association, fishing is an outdoor recreational activity
enjoyed by fifty-three (53) million people in the U.S.

"Minn Kota® and Humminbird® are two great brands built on a strong heritage
of continuous innovation. An even greater future lies ahead for both as we
look to leverage this formidable combination of cutting-edge technology and
consumer-insight excellence to drive growth in the marine electronics
marketplace," said Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, Johnson Outdoors. "We are very excited by the potential untapped
opportunities to be realized short-term and long-term through this
acquisition."

Jeffrey P. Black, President and CEO of Teleflex commented, "Teleflex has a
long history of providing the world's premier boat builders with
industry-leading mechanical and hydraulic steering, electronics,
instrumentation, engine drive parts and aftermarket accessories. With this
transaction, Teleflex will focus our resources on continuing to bring boat
builders and boaters superior new products in our core marine OEM and
aftermarket businesses. The Humminbird® brand of fishfinders and consumer
electronics is well-suited to Johnson Outdoors' family of strong brands."

Minn Kota®, the world leader in electric fishing motors, is delivering
record sales year-to-date in 2004 fueled by successful new products like the
CoPilot, a remote wireless steering accessory, and the new Vector 3X
transom-mounted trolling motor. Humminbird® innovation spans three decades,
most recently seen with the Smartcast wireless remote fishfinder with
mobile, rod and wrist-mount viewing options, and the advanced Matrix
fishing system.


Teleflex Incorporated acquired Techsonic Industries in 1993, as part of
Teleflex Marine. Techsonic employs 172 people at two locations: Eufaula,
Alabama and Alpharetta, Georgia. With this acquisition, Johnson Outdoors
will now operate in 26 locations worldwide.

Jerry Perkins, Chief Operating Officer, Johnson Outdoors, sees significant
marketplace synergy and benefit in the merger of Minn Kota® and Humminbird®
brands. According to Perkins, "We not only market to the same consumers and
many of the same customers, we also share the same passion and drive to win
in the marketplace. Competition is tough and our philosophy is to
out-think, out-innovate and out-perform to stay on top."

The deal was simultaneously signed and closed on May 5, 2004, and was a
stock purchase cash transaction. The transaction is anticipated to be
accretive to cash flow and earnings in the first full fiscal year of
ownership (fiscal 2005).
Johnson Outdoors at a Glance:
Johnson Outdoors is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns
ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company
designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred
brands across four categories: Watercraft, Motors, Diving and Outdoor
Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old
Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak, Necky® and Dimension® kayaks; Minn
Kota® motors; SCUBAPRO® and SnorkelPro; UWATEC® dive equipment; and,
Eureka!® tents. Reported annual revenues in 2003 were over $315 million
driven by the unique passion and commitment of its 1,400 employees
worldwide.
Teleflex at a Glance:
Teleflex is a diversified industrial company with annual revenues of more
than $2 billion. The company designs, manufactures and distributes quality
engineered products and services for the automotive, medical, aerospace,
marine and industrial markets worldwide. Teleflex employs more than 19,000
people worldwide who focus on providing innovative solutions for customers.
Additional information about Teleflex, including a recent archived
conference call with analysts and investors, can be obtained from the
company's website on the Internet at www.teleflex.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking
statements," intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability
established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties,
which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those
currently anticipated. Factors that could affect actual results or outcomes
include: unanticipated issues or costs associated with the integration of
the Techsonic business; changes in consumer spending patterns; the Company's
success in implementing its strategic plan, including its focus on
innovation; actions of companies that compete with the Company; the
Company's success in managing inventory; movements in foreign currencies or
interest rates; the success of suppliers and customers; the ability of the
Company to deploy its capital successfully; and adverse weather conditions.
Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider
these factors in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The
forward-looking statements included herein are only made as of the date of
this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or
circumstances.


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Tight Lines,

JP Z

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