POOLCORP Acquires Shoreline Pool Distribution

Pool Corporation (Nasdaq/GSM: POOL) announced today that it has acquired the wholesale distribution assets of Jackson, Mississippi-based Shoreline Pool Distribution LLC (“Shoreline”). Shoreline serves Gulf Coast markets from distribution centers in Jackson and Hattiesburg, Miss. Shoreline’s owners, Tommy and Shane Draughn also own and operate CPS Pools and Spas, a swimming pool products and supplies retail store in Jackson. CPS Pools and Spas is not included in the acquisition, and Tommy and Shane Draughn will continue to operate it as an independent retail outlet.

“For over 40 years, Shoreline has been a leading provider of swimming pool products and supplies to southern Mississippi and surrounding Gulf Coast markets,” says Peter D. Arvan, POOLCORP president and CEO. “The Draughn family has established a long history of outstanding customer service to local contractors and retailers. Combined with POOLCORP’s local leadership and sales centers, we will provide expanded resources and product offerings focused on further improving service and support to Shoreline’s customers. We are pleased to add Shoreline to the POOLCORP network and to expand in this growing marketplace.”

“Joining the POOLCORP network will provide broader product opportunities and marketing programs that will enhance our customers’ experience,” adds Shane Draughn, president of Shoreline Distribution. “We sincerely appreciate the support from our many customers, vendors and all of our dedicated employees over the years.  We look forward to working closely with the POOLCORP team to ensure a smooth transition.”

Pool Corporation is a large wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products. POOLCORP operates approximately 435 sales centers in North America, Europe and Australia, through which it distributes more than 200,000 products to roughly 120,000 wholesale customers. For more information about POOLCORP, please visit www.poolcorp.com.

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