HD Supply Enters into Definitive Agreement to Sell Interior Solutions Business Unit to Interior Specialists, Inc.

ATLANTA, April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its HD Supply Interior Solutions business unit, formerly known as Creative Touch Interiors, to Interior Specialists, Inc. (“ISI”).  ISI is a leading provider of interior design, design center management and installation services and is owned by Littlejohn & Co., a leading middle-market private equity investor.  The terms of the transaction were not released.  The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during HD Supply’s second quarter of fiscal 2016.

About HD Supply:
HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers and has leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, water infrastructure and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 550 locations across 48 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 14,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services, including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success.

About Interior Specialists, Inc.:
Interior Specialists, Inc. (ISI) is the nation’s leading provider of interior design, design center management and installation services operating from over 90 locations across the United States. ISI’s customers include the nation’s preeminent single-family, multi-family and commercial builders. ISI both supplies and installs flooring, cabinetry, countertops, window coverings and builder construction options, including appliances, and it is the leading full-service provider of outsourced homebuilder-branded design centers.

About Littlejohn & Co., LLC:
Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm investing in middle-market companies that are undergoing a fundamental change in capital structure, strategy, operations or growth that can benefit from its operational and strategic approach.  The firm is currently investing from Littlejohn Fund V, L.P., which has $2 billion in capital commitments.  For more information, visit www.littlejohnllc.com

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CONTACT: Media Contact:
Quiana Pinckney, APR
HD Supply Public Relations

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