True Value Company Welcomes Marcus Lemonis to 2016 Spring Reunion

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–True Value Company, one of the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware
cooperatives, is pleased to announce that Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC’s
hit show The Profit, will give the keynote address at the opening
of the company’s three day 2016 Spring Reunion on Thursday, Feb. 18,
2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Lemonis is the host of CNBC’s reality series The Profit, in which
he lends his expertise to small business owners around the country and
judges them based on a “Three P” principle: people, process and product.
His biggest success is as the chairman and CEO of Camping World, the
nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s
largest RV owner’s operation.

“We are excited to welcome Marcus Lemonis to the 2016 Spring Reunion,”
said President and CEO John Hartmann. “Mr. Lemonis has shown time and
again that he knows how to help businesses increase revenue on The
Profit
. His effective strategies for driving business growth and
profitability have helped many businesses in a wide variety of
industries, and we look forward to this unique opportunity to learn
directly from him at the Retail Best Practices Conference. Our retailers
will be just as inspired by Mr. Lemonis’ entrepreneurial spirit in
person as they are when watching The Profit.”

True Value’s Spring Reunion is a hardware trade event that brings
together member-retailers, exhibitors and True Value representatives for
the purpose of seeing the latest new products and services available in
the hardware industry. Lemonis’ keynote comes at the beginning of a
three day schedule of training sessions, educational seminars and
networking opportunities for True Value member-retailers.

ABOUT TRUE VALUE COMPANY

True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world’s
largest retailer-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives with gross
billings of over $2.0 billion. The True Value cooperative includes
approximately 4,500 independent retailer locations worldwide operating
under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor
Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply.
Additional information on True Value and its retail identities is
available at www.truevaluecompany.com.

Contacts

True Value Company
Jean Niemi, 773-695-5253
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
Jean.Niemi@truevalue.com