Interline Brands Announces Completion of JanPak Acquisition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interline Brands, Inc. ("Interline" or the "Company"), a leading distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations ("MRO") products, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of JanPak, Inc. ("JanPak"), a large regional distributor of janitorial and sanitation supplies and packaging products.

Michael J. Grebe, Interline's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am excited to officially welcome the JanPak team to the Interline family. This transaction supports our strategy of further developing our presence in the stable and attractive institutional market. We look forward to continuing to build our leadership within institutional facilities maintenance, and to providing significant value to our combined customers with a robust product portfolio and superior services."

About Interline

Interline Brands, Inc. is a leading distributor and direct marketer with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Interline provides broad-line MRO products to a diversified customer base of facilities maintenance professionals, professional contractors, and specialty distributors primarily throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the Company's website at http://www.interlinebrands.com.

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The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, forward-looking statements. The Company has tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements by using words such as "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," and similar expressions. Similarly, statements herein that describe the Company's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals are also forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties involving forward-looking statements include, for example, economic slowdowns, general market conditions, credit market contractions, consumer spending and debt levels, adverse changes in trends in the home improvement and remodeling and home building markets, the failure to realize expected benefits from acquisitions, material facilities systems disruptions and shutdowns, the failure to locate, acquire and integrate acquisition candidates, commodity price risk, foreign currency exchange risk, interest rate risk, the dependence on key employees and other risks described in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 28, 2012 and in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2011. These statements reflect the Company's current beliefs and are based upon information currently available to it. Be advised that developments subsequent to this release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated with the passage of time.

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