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Rising to the Top--Rheem Lauds its 2011 Premier Performers

Company honors exceptional Rheem and Ruud distributors during annual recognition event

ATLANTA—June 29, 2012–Rheem is pleased to announce its 2011 Premier Performers, which the company awards each year to its highest-achieving Rheem and Ruud distributors. Distributors that earn the Premier Performers honor must meet a variety of performance criteria, including business and sales growth, superior customer service and support, Rheem partnership dedication, and more.

Rheem recognized the following distributors as 2011 Platinum Premier Performers: ABR Wholesalers Inc., Century Air Conditioning & Supply, Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (South Carolina and El Paso, Texas) and Meier Supply. ABR Wholesalers and Ferguson Enterprises distribute Rheem products while Century Air Conditioning & Supply and Meier Supply are Ruud distributors. Rheem also recognized the following as 2011 Gold Premier Performers: Acme Refrigeration of Baton Rouge, LLC, C&L Supply, Inc., Ed’s Supply and Gemaire Distributors, Inc.; all are Rheem distributors.

“Throughout Rheem’s 87-year history, we’ve worked with distributors of all shapes and sizes, and the eight companies honored this year as our Platinum and Gold Premier Performers are truly some of the best partners we’ve ever had,” said Ken Rothgeb, vice president of sales and marketing, Rheem Air Conditioning Division. “It’s an honor to work with our Premier Performers and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationships with these outstanding companies in years to come.”

Rheem celebrated with these industry leaders at the company’s annual Premier Performers recognition meeting, which was held at The American Club in Kohler, Wis., June 6-9. As part of the festivities, the Premier Performers participated in networking opportunities, a team dinner, the annual Premier Council meeting and the Premier Performers Awards Reception and Banquet. The winners received custom awards, and special gifts; they will also benefit from custom banners and other identification designed for each branch store location.

About Rheem (www.rheem.com)
In its 87th year of operation, Rheem is the only manufacturer in North America delivering advanced, energy efficient heating, cooling and water heating solutions to homes and businesses everywhere. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta and it has U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Minnesota and North Carolina. Rheem is a primary sponsor of Richard Childress Racing’s® (RCR) No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series® car, driven by Kevin Harvick; a co-sponsor with Menards® of RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet, driven by Paul Menard, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series®; and a primary sponsor of Eddie Sharp Racing’s® No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Cale Gale, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series®.

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