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LESCO APPOINTS WOLF-GERATE DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRODUCTS IN WESTERN & EASTERN EUROPE

 CLEVELAND, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LESCO, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSCO), the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of turf care products and equipment for the professional market, has appointed WOLF-Gerate the exclusive distributor for certain of its products in both Western & Eastern Europe.
 The WOLF Group, established in 1927, is Europe's leading manufacturer and marketer of professional turf care and consumer lawn and garden products.
 Dieter Wolf, Chairman for WOLF, said, "This partnership will enhance our overall strength in the European lawn and garden industry, especially through having access to leading technologies in the fertilizer and seed segments. After completing a worldwide search to improve our technological position, we believe that this relationship will continue our long tradition of meeting our customers' needs with the finest products available. We are pleased to have developed this relationship with such an outstanding company."
 "LESCO is very enthusiastic about entering this market with the WOLF Group in Europe. This relationship fits well with our short and long term strategic objectives of growing LESCO's presence in the worldwide market," reported William A. Foley, President and C.E.0. of LESCO.
 LESCO, based in Cleveland, has 121 LESCO Service Centers(SM) in 27 states and is continuing to expand the chain. An expanding fleet of tractor-trailer LESCO Stores-on-Wheels(SM), now numbering 59, sells to more than 40% of the nation's golf courses. Serving more than 85,000 customers nationally, the company also distributes its products through lawn care service representatives, telemarketing, catalogue sales and through an expanding relationship with Home Depot.
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 /CONTACT: Daniel G. Dunstan of LESCO, 216-333-9250, or Clarence McGowan of Cameron Associates, 212-644-9560/
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