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BlueLinx Responds to Misleading Public Statements by Bluefin Acquisitions

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC), a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States (the “Company”), today responded further to the recent misleading public statements by an investment firm that goes by the name of Bluefin Acquisitions, LLC. regarding its purported tender offer.

In two recent press releases, Bluefin Acquisitions claimed that it was making, and then confirming, a tender offer to acquire at least 35% of the Company’s common stock at a price of $24.50 per share, and that Morrow Sodali LLC had been engaged as its information agent.  Bluefin Acquisitions went on to claim that it would, in connection therewith, file related tender offer materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) no later than today, Monday, February 24, 2020.

However, no tender offer materials have been filed with the SEC.  In addition, the Company understands that Morrow Sodali has terminated its engagement with Bluefin Acquisitions and is no longer serving as information agent in connection with the purported offer.

The Company does not believe that this purported offer is, or was, legitimate or credible.  Moreover, the Company believes that the purported offeror’s actions may be unlawful, and false and misleading in violation of the U.S. securities laws, because they failed to comply with the filing and disclosure requirements under those laws.

We once again urge public investors to approach any further communications from the purported offeror with caution, and to rely only on tender offer materials that are properly filed with the SEC.

About BlueLinx Holdings Inc.

BlueLinx (NYSE: BXC) is a leading wholesale distributor of building and industrial products in the United States with over 50,000 branded and private-label SKUs, and a broad distribution footprint servicing 40 states. BlueLinx has a differentiated distribution platform, value-driven business model and extensive cache of products across the building products industry. Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, BlueLinx has over 2,200 associates and distributes its comprehensive range of structural and specialty products to approximately 15,000 national, regional, and local dealers, as well as specialty distributors, national home centers, industrial, and manufactured housing customers. BlueLinx encourages investors to visit its website, www.BlueLinxCo.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about BlueLinx.

Contacts

Susan O’Farrell, SVP, CFO & Treasurer
BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
(770) 953-7000

Mary Moll, Investor Relations
(866) 671-5138
investor@bluelinxco.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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Source: BlueLinx Corporation