SOURCE: Horizon Distributors

Horizon Distributors

December 13, 2010 12:00 ET

Horizon Distributors Expands in Las Vegas Market

Purchase of Turf Equipment Supply Company Adds to Horizon's Distribution Network

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Horizon Distributors Inc. (Horizon), a full-service distributor of landscape and irrigation products, announced today it has expanded its presence in the Las Vegas market with the acquisition of Turf Equipment Supply Company (TES), through parent company Pool Corporation (POOLCORP) (NASDAQ: POOL). The acquisition of Turf Equipment Supply Company, a leading distributor of landscape and irrigation products and services in Las Vegas, will bring three additional sales centers to Horizon's Southwest Division. 

"This acquisition allows us to expand the current product offerings in Turf Equipment Supply Company locations to include the full breadth of irrigation, landscape, specialty and professional lawn care equipment products currently available at all Horizon stores," said Jim Ross, president, Horizon Distributors. "Turf Equipment Supply Company has a strong history of superior customer service and a comprehensive range of irrigation products and services."

"This transaction expands POOLCORP's share of the more than $3 billion irrigation and landscape distribution marketplace by strengthening our presence in the important Las Vegas market," said Manuel Perez de la Mesa, president and CEO, POOLCORP.

Turf Equipment Supply Company will begin to operate under the Horizon brand immediately with no plans to consolidate or reduce the number of TES distribution locations. TES administrative functions will be consolidated into Horizon in the first quarter of 2011. TES will operate within the Arizona/Nevada region of Horizon's Southwest Division.

"The Turf Equipment Supply Company team has a long history of exceeding the expectations of irrigation and landscape professionals in the Las Vegas area," said Ross. "This strategic acquisition allows Horizon to provide these irrigation and landscape professionals with additional resources that will help them build on their successes."

For more information about Horizon Distributors Inc. and our product offerings, please visit www.horizononline.com.

About Horizon Distributors Inc.
Horizon is a professional distributor of turf irrigation products, outdoor power equipment, fertilizers and allied products serving the professional turf, landscape and golf markets, and currently operates 53 sales centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Texas, Utah and Colorado representing brands including Rain Bird, Hunter, Toro, Irritrol, Exmark, Echo, Monsanto, Vista, Unique and FX Professional Lighting. For more information about Horizon, please visit www.horizononline.com.

About Pool Corporation
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Horizon is part of the Pool Corporation (POOLCORP) (NASDAQ: POOL) family of companies. Through its SCP Distributors LLC and Superior Pool Products LLC distribution networks, POOLCORP is the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. Currently, POOLCORP operates 289 sales centers in North America and Europe, through which it distributes more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 80,000 wholesale customers. For more information about POOLCORP, please visit www.poolcorp.com.

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