Sigma Retail Services, LLC acquired by Retail Store Services, LLC

12/1/2006

IRVINE, Calif. – On November 30, 2006, Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) / Home Center Division dba Retail Store Services, LLC ( RSS), acquired the business of Sigma Retail Services, LLC (“Sigma”). Sigma Retail Services, LLC (“Sigma”) was formed in July 2004, and is a leading Southeast based third-party “in-store” Merchandising Service Organization offering a variety of retail services to The Home Depot in the Southeast and Puerto Rico.

With over 30 years of combined leadership experience in the hardware and home improvement industry, Sigma continues to successfully compete in a changing market by offering strong corporate relationships, resources, and solid operational execution in the stores. Sigma is currently structured to provide The Home Depot stores in the Southeast region In-Store Service (ISS) continuity service, monthly projects, and surveys in the fashion plumbing department (D29).

In addition, Sigma provides construction support for The Home Depot stores in the region with new store setups, vendor resets, store remodels, and capital projects. Sigma will continue to maintain its offices in Norcross, GA, and has facilities in Georgia and Florida for warehousing and display work.

This acquisition further builds ASM’s commitment to the Home Center business and is a part of ASM’s vision and growth strategy to expand its home center capabilities nationally.

Frank Wicker, John Jeffries and Ray Bergman will continue to lead the Southeast service team and will report to Todd Baird, ASM’s Vice President, Home Center.