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Martha Stewart Announces Fifth Annual American Made Program

Jessica Alba to Headline as Keynote Speaker,
With Additional Participants Including Jim Cramer,
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Zac Posen



Tickets are on sale for the event on the American Made website

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This fall, Martha Stewart and Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Martha Stewart American Made program with a star-studded, bigger-than-ever event. The program will commence on Friday, October 21 with a Cocktail Reception at Manhattan’s One World Observatory, followed by the American Made Summit, a full day of entrepreneurial empowerment panels and workshops on Saturday, October 22 at the iconic Martha Stewart headquarters.

Innovators, celebrity entrepreneurs, and successful business owners confirmed to participate in this year’s American Made Summit include:

Martha Stewart will lead this exciting roster of speakers to teach and inspire guests over the course of the day, which will include networking and roundtable discussions, targeted learning sessions, and an American food tasting cocktail party. Guests will also have the opportunity to network with other makers from across the country who are reinvigorating their cities, towns, and the American economy.

By purchasing a ticket to the 2016 American Made Summit ($500-$900), guests will also receive access to the Shop the Makers event, which will include 120 vendors across categories of technology, food/beverage, clothing, accessories, décor, furniture, and gifts. The shop will be open to Summit guests on Saturday, October 22 and open to the public on Sunday, October 23.

"I am extremely proud of American Made and the attention it brings to the highly creative, hardworking individuals who are sparking change in their communities and industries,” Stewart said. “I am thrilled to continue this national recognized program for the fifth year as an extension of the Martha Stewart brand. Having started my own business over 25 years ago, I know the passion it takes to succeed in pursuing the American dream, and I look forward each year to helping others do so.”

The American Made Awards Program
Martha Stewart American Made is a nationally recognized awards program that spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. Through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living celebrate the next generation of makers who have turned their passions for handcrafted, well-designed goods into small businesses and proudly make their products in America. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses create 63 percent of the net new private-sector jobs in the country.

Each year, Martha and her American Made team honor extraordinary makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. This year, 10 honorees will be selected by Martha and her panel of judges, winning a trip for two to New York City to attend the American Made Summit and the opportunity to be featured in Martha Stewart Living.

To learn more about Martha Stewart’s American Made Program click here.

ABOUT MARTHA STEWART
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of over 85 books, and a trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. She hosts the two-time James Beard Award-winning show, Martha Stewart's Cooking School, as well as the Emmy nominated Martha Bakes, which reaches 1.5 million viewers per weekend and is currently in its seventh season of production. Martha Stewart Living, the magazine she founded 25 years ago, has published more than 11,000 recipes, and MarthaStewart.com includes a recipe database of over 18,000 recipes. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month. Her branded products can be found in over 70 million households and have a growing retail presence in thousands of locations.

ABOUT SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the lifestyle, fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential's website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

Media Contacts: For Martha Stewart American Made Alexandra DeAngelo – Alexandra.DeAngelo@smapr.com / 212-957-3005 Andrew Krepow – Andrew.Krepow@smapr.com / 212-957-3005 For Sequential Brands Group Jaime Cassavechia jcassavechia@sbg-ny.com / 212-518-4771 x108

Source:Sequential Brands Group