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BURLINGTON FOODSERVICE COMPANY JOINS REYES HOLDINGS FAMILY OF BUSINESSES

Reinhart FoodService, L.L.C. announced an agreement to acquire Burlington Foodservice Company (BFC), Northern New England's largest, locally owned, independent, broadline foodservice distributor. BFC currently employs over 130 people and is projected to exceed $75m in sales for CY 2006. Reinhart FoodService is a member of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.'s food and beverage distribution company portfolio.

Jude Reyes, Co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings said, "We are very pleased to add Burlington Foodservice Company to the Reinhart family. BFC's reputation for second-to-none customer service coupled with a long history of independent family ownership will make for an easy cultural fit." Mark Drazkowski, Reinhart FoodService President and Chief Executive Officer said, "We intend to help the Burlington Foodservice management team build upon their strong reputation of reliability and integrity in distributing fresh produce, meat, fish, dry groceries and restaurant supplies and equipment across northern New England."

"BFC will continue to offer our valued customers the very best service and will remain an independent family owned business. With the depth of resources available from Reinhart, we will enhance our brand offerings and improve technology to strengthen our customer relationships", said BFC President, Chris Kurek. Bob Cooper, Owner and CEO of BFC, said "This is a great opportunity for our employees and customers. BFC will remain a family owned, locally operated foodservice distribution company. This will provide a strong independent alternative for our customers versus the publicly held companies, and provide employment for our employees".

Headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Reinhart FoodService offers its customers a broad inventory of products - from fresh produce, meat and seafood to beverage and chemical dispensing equipment as well as the best national brands.