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R&B, INC. ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OFFERING

 COLMAR, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- R&B, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: RBIN) announced today that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement relating to a proposed public offering of 2 million shares of its common stock.
 Of the 2 million shares being offered, 1,250,000 shares will be sold by the company and the balance by certain Selling Shareholders. Proceeds to the company will be used for the repayment of debt, working capital, and general corporate purposes.
 The selling shareholders have granted the Underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 shares to cover over-allotments. William Blair & Company and A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. will manage the offering.
 R&B, Inc., is a leading supplier of "hard-to-find" parts for the automotive aftermarket, a market segment it helped to establish. The company designs, packages, and markets more than 15,000 different automotive replacement parts, manufactured to its specifications, including more than 1,300 "hard-to-find" parts. "Hard-to-find" parts are those which were traditionally only available to consumers from original equipment manufacturers or junk yards.
 Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from William Blair & Company, 135 S. Lasalle St., Chicago, Ill., 60603, or 312-236-1600; or A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., One North Jefferson, St. Louis, Mo., 63103, or 314-289-3452.
 A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
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 /CONTACT: Richard Berman, president, of R&B, 215-997-1800/
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