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Beacon Roofing Supply Announces Acquisition of Independent Building Materials of Orlando, Florida

February 12, 2010

PEABODY, Mass., Feb 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) ("Beacon") announced today that it has acquired Independent Building Materials ("IBM"), a distributor of mostly residential roofing systems and related accessories with one location in Orlando, Florida.

Rick Stiskin, who co-founded IBM with his retiring partner Dennis Booth, will remain IBM's General Manager and be part Beacon's regional leadership team. Mr. Stiskin stated, "Dennis and I believe that joining Beacon presents a fantastic opportunity for IBM and our employees. Beacon's size and reputation in the industry will allow us to better serve our customers and expand our product offering to help grow our business. We could not be more excited about IBM's future."

Paul Isabella, Beacon's President and Chief Operating Officer, emphasized the strategic fit of the IBM acquisition and the compatibility of the two companies and stated, "We are very excited to have IBM and its experienced team join Beacon. IBM presents us with an excellent opportunity to enter the Orlando market and begin to expand our footprint in Florida. Equally important is that IBM's team shares our belief that success comes from hard work and a strong commitment to your employees and customers."

About Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 174 branches in 37 states in the United States and in three provinces in Eastern Canada. Website:

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.


SOURCE: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

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