Hagemeyer North America Announces New Brand Name

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hagemeyer North America-Industrial Distribution Group (IDG), a leading provider of industrial supply chain solutions for customers across North America,
announced that it will begin operating under the Vallen brand as of mid-October 2016. The new
name of the company will be Vallen Distribution, Inc.

The new name is the first step in a comprehensive rebranding program, with a full brand launch
scheduled for the week of October 10th, 2016. The announcement of the new name is being made in
advance to facilitate the transition for its customers, suppliers, and business partners.

Hagemeyer North America and IDG joined forces in 2014 as a subsidiary of Sonepar USA. “Since the
combination in 2014, we have worked diligently to strategically integrate both businesses to better serve our customers’ needs across the U.S.,” said Lisa Mitchell, President of Hagemeyer-IDG.

The Vallen name, which has a Latin root meaning “strong, vigorous and powerful,” is already well-known in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The use of the name, which in the U.S. is typically associated with safety equipment, will expand to encompass all U.S. business lines of Hagemeyer-IDG. The two Sonepar operations in Canada and Mexico that also use the Vallen name will continue unchanged.


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