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The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. Acquires Keystone Foods Distribution and Logistics Businesses


Toronto News, (PR) May 26, 2012

This week, The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. (Martin-Brower) completed its purchase of certain assets of Keystone Foods LLCs (Keystone) distribution businesses in North America and acquired interests in distribution and logistics businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific from Marfrig Alimentos S.A.

The acquisition involves distribution operations in the United States, England, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar. Prior to this acquisition, Martin-Brower was McDonald’s largest distributor in the United States, Canada, Ireland and Latin America. As a result of this acquisition, Martin-Brower will become McDonalds largest distributor worldwide.

This is a great day for Martin-Brower and a great opportunity to leverage our scale to deliver value for our customers with the aim of being McDonalds most trusted and valued partner, said Greg Nickele, Chief Executive Officer, The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.

Martin-Brower is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. (Reyes Holdings), a privately owned food and beverage distribution provider, utilizing state-of-the-art routing and warehouse technology for distribution of some of the worlds best-known food and beer brands.

We are proud of our relationship with McDonalds and believe that this acquisition demonstrates the mutual respect and commitment between our two companies, said Chris Reyes, Co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.LC. Jude Reyes, Co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. commented, We have been impressed by the Keystone employees and look forward to expanding our operations with them. We welcome the opportunity to service the customers in the tremendous markets associated with this acquisition.

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