Beacon Roofing Supply Announces Pricing of Equity Offering

December 16, 2005

PEABODY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2005--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. ("Beacon") (NASDAQ: BECN) today announced the pricing of its previously announced public offering of 2 million shares of common stock at $27.50 per share. Beacon expects to receive the proceeds from the sale of these shares on December 21, 2005. Selling stockholders are also selling 6.75 million shares in the offering.

The net proceeds to Beacon from the offering will be used for the repayment of debt. Beacon will not receive any proceeds from the sales by the selling stockholders.

In connection with the offering, certain selling stockholders have granted the underwriters an option for a period of 30 days to purchase up to an additional approximately 1.3 million shares of Beacon's common stock to cover over-allotments.

A registration statement relating to the offering has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is acting as sole book running manager for the offering, and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is acting as joint lead manager. The offering is made only through a prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by requesting it by e-mail at or by writing Chase Distribution & Support Service, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, Floor 5B, New York, New York 10081.

About Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.:

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 138 branches in 29 states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Central Plains, Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States and in Eastern Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This release contains information about management's view of the Company's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's latest Form 10-K. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so other than as required by federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

CONTACT: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Dave Grace, CFO, 978-535-7668 x14

SOURCE: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.