Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Mississippi and Alabama Distributors

January 18, 2006

PEABODY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2006--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) announced today the acquisition of Mississippi Roofing Supply, Inc. ("MRS") and Alabama Roofing Supply, LLC ("ARS"), affiliated companies which distribute roofing and other building products with headquarters in Pearl, Miss. and Montgomery, Ala., respectively.

MRS and ARS operate a combined three facilities, one in Mississippi and two in Alabama, that offer residential and commercial roofing products and other complementary building products. MRS and ARS were founded in 1986 and 1999, respectively. They employ a combined 73 associates and together generated net sales of approximately $76 million for the year ended December 31, 2005. Consistent with Beacon's other acquisitions, these facilities will continue operating under their local identities to maintain the close relationships they have developed with their customers.

Eddie Hacskaylo, President of MRS, stated, "Our employees are excited about joining the fast-growing Beacon family and continuing to serve our customers with an emphasis on quality products and services." John Virden, President of ARS, said, "We believe that our combination with Beacon will provide us with improved growth opportunities, including the expansion of products and services offered."

Robert Buck, CEO of Beacon, remarked, "MRS and ARS are both successful and fast growing companies that provide an excellent opportunity for Beacon to further expand its distribution business into the very active southern market. They have very high volume branches with talented employees who have built a wonderful reputation in the deep south."

About Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.:

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 145 branches in 30 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 x14
SOURCE: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.