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HUGHES SUPPLY, INC. ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF THE CAUSEY COMPANIES

 ORLANDO, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Supply, Inc. (NYSE: HUG) today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Causey Companies located in Macon, Ga.
 Hughes Supply, Inc. will acquire the net assets of Causey Electrical Supply Company, Inc., a wholesale distributor of materials and supplies to electrical contractors and industrial accounts, Causey Utility Supply Company, a supplier of electrical utility companies and Macon Lighting, a retail lighting showroom operation. These companies, as a group, generated approximately $12 million in sales in the last fiscal year, which ended Dec. 31, 1992 and employ 32 people.
 Harold E. Causey, president, has expressed his wishes to retire; however, the remaining current management and sales force will be retained. The utility supply business will be transferred to Mills & Lupton Inc. headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Supply, Inc. The contractor and industrial sales and showroom operations of Causey will be combined with the electrical department of the local Macon branch of Hughes Supply, Inc.
 This acquisition is subject to the final negotiation and signing of a Definitive Acquisition Agreement; however, it is anticipated that this transaction will close on June 30, 1993.
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 /CONTACT: David H. Hughes, president of Hughes Supply, Inc., 407-841-4710/
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CO: Hughes Supply, Inc.; Causey Companies ST: Florida, Georgia IN: CST SU: TNM

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