Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Announces Equity Offering

December 8, 2005

PEABODY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2005--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: BECN) today announced that it is offering 2 million shares of its common stock in an underwritten offering. Selling stockholders are also offering 6.75 million shares.

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

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

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is acting as sole book running manager and joint lead manager for the offering, and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is also 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, 978-535-7668

SOURCE: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.