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May 25, 2011 16:29 ET

OSI Restaurant Partners Honors Summit Energy With Purveyor of the Year Award

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Summit Energy Services, a global energy management and sustainability services firm, has received OSI Restaurant Partners 2010 Purveyor of the Year Award. During the past six years, Summit Energy has worked as an energy consultant for OSI and its nearly 1,200 locations worldwide, including the Outback Steakhouse concept.

"The leadership Summit Energy provides our company is top-notch," said Kristen Brooks, Vice President of Procurement at OSI Restaurant Partners LLC. "We view Summit as an extension of our procurement team. They sit on our side of the table and lead us in making the best possible decisions."

"We are honored to be acknowledged with the 2010 Purveyor of the Year Award, a recognition that speaks to the merit of our approach to energy management," said Steve Wilhite, CEO at Summit Energy. "We're proud to say that the 2010 award marks the fourth consecutive year in which Summit Energy has received this award. We value OSI Restaurant Partners as a client and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come."

OSI has recognized a selective group of outstanding suppliers with the Purveyor of the Year Award since the company's inception in 1988. Today, OSI works with more than 3,500 suppliers, distributors and vendors. Of these suppliers, only 55 received a Purveyor of the Year Award for 2010.

About Summit Energy
Summit Energy provides energy management and sustainability services for businesses in a wide range of industries. Summit manages more than $20 billion in annualized energy spend for more than 650 clients and thousands of facilities worldwide. Summit leads companies to cost-effective strategies by providing energy procurement, sustainability consulting, energy risk management, rate analysis and demand response services. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., with a team of more than 350 employees, Summit has additional offices in the United States, as well as in Europe and Mexico.

About OSI Restaurant Partners LLC
OSI Restaurant Partners was founded in 1988 by people who believe in hospitality, sharing, quality, being courageous and having fun. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., OSI is one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world, and includes the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Roy's and Fleming's concepts. The company operates in all 50 states, and the Outback Steakhouse concept is open in 21 countries.

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