Beacon Roofing Supply Names Chris Nelson Chief Information Officer

July 17, 2006

PEABODY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2006--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) ("Beacon" or the "Company") today announced the hiring of Mr. Christopher Nelson as the Company's first Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO). Effective today, Mr. Nelson will oversee all of the Company's information technology functions and strategies.

Mr. Nelson was most recently Vice President, Information Systems & Supply Chain, for Dan River, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of bedding products. He was with Dan River since 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson was with Price Waterhouse as a Management Consultant from 1992 to 1996 and interned with Alcatel NA as a Programmer and Process Engineer from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Nelson graduated from North Carolina State University in 1992 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and is also a candidate for a June 2007 MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.

"We are enthusiastic about having Chris join our Company as our first CIO," said Robert R. Buck, President and CEO. "The effective operation of our systems is a very important aspect of our business and we are confident that Chris, with his experience and skills, will successfully oversee that function and formulate the strategies to keep us updated with state-of-the-art technologies. One of Beacon's strengths, along with strong financial controls and consistent procedures, is our commitment to operating all of our branches on one common system and Chris will lead that effort as well."

About Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.:

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 148 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
CFO


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