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Beacon Roofing Supply Named to Boston Globe 100

May 22, 2007

PEABODY, MA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 22, 2007– Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. ("Beacon" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BECN) has been named to the "Globe 100" list of top performing public companies in Massachusetts, The Boston Globe announced today.

Based on a composite score derived from financial data for the four quarters ending December 31, 2006, Beacon was ranked 19th among Massachusetts-based companies whose stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange. It is the first time that Beacon has been included in the Globe 100.

"The companies in the Globe 100 have distinguished themselves in not only their respective fields but among other Massachusetts businesses," said Globe business editor Shirley Leung. "This year's Globe 100 highlights the broad spectrum of both old and new Massachusetts companies, from cutting-edge sectors like biotechnology to long-standing staples like construction."

To qualify for the Globe 100, a company must have been public for the entire 2006 calendar year and have reported a positive net income for both 2005 and 2006.

Robert Buck, Beacon's President & Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are honored to be included in the Boston Globe's prestigious list of top Massachusetts-based public companies, a list that includes some of the nation's largest and well-known companies. Our performance was outstanding for both 2005 and 2006 and it is certainly nice for our Company and all of our dedicated employees to be recognized in this way."

The Globe 100, now in its 19th year, ranks Massachusetts-based public companies based on financial data from the four quarters ending closest to December 31, 2006, and for corresponding quarters a year earlier.

About Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.:

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 176 branches in 34 states in the United States and Eastern Canada.

For more information: Dave Grace, CFO 978-535-7668 x14,

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