DXP Enterprises, Inc. Announces The Acquisition Of C.W. Rod Tool Company

DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) announced today it has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of C.W. Rod Tool Company ("CW Rod"), a leading distributor of state-of-the-art cuttings tools, abrasives, coolants and machine shop supplies.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The purchase price will be financed with borrowings under DXP’s existing credit facility. The signing of the definitive agreement occurred on December 30, 2011. Sales and adjusted EBITDA for CW Rod for the last twelve months ending November 30, 2011 were approximately $56.9 and $7.0 million, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA was calculated as income before tax, plus interest, plus depreciation and amortization, plus non-recurring items that will not continue after the completion of the acquisition.

About DXP Enterprises, Inc.

DXP Enterprises, Inc. is a leading products and service distributor focused on adding value and total cost savings solutions to MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry since 1908. DXP provides innovative pumping solutions, integrated supply and MROP (maintenance, repair, operating and production) services that emphasize and utilize DXP’s vast product knowledge and technical expertise in pumps, bearings, power transmission, safety and industrial supplies. DXP’s breadth of MROP products and service solutions allows DXP to be flexible and customer driven, creating competitive advantages for its customers.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe-harbor” for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made by or to be made by the Company) contains statements that are forward-looking. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future; and accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; ability to obtain needed capital, dependence on existing management, leverage and debt service, domestic or global economic conditions, and changes in customer preferences and attitudes. For more information, review the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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