ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, announced today that the Company has set the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 4, 2013 as the record date for its previously announced rights offering of common stock. The Company previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement and the distribution of non-transferable rights and commencement of the rights offering is expected to occur promptly following the effectiveness of that registration statement. The record date of March 4, 2013 is subject to the effectiveness of the registration statement occurring prior to such date. The Company will announce additional information regarding the terms of the rights offering when the information is available. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. 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. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus which is a part of such registration statement. A copy of the prospectus may be obtained from the information agent, Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors, LLC at (855) 612-6975. About BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 1,900 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of approximately 56 distribution centers. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.