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Benjamin Moore & Co. To Expand Its Footprint On The West Coast And Globally With New Distribution Center In Oakland, California

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The Newly Constructed State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Be Company¿s First-Ever Silver Leed Certified Logistics Center

MONTVALE, NJ - August 18, 2014 - Benjamin Moore & Co., North America's favorite paint, color and coatings brand, announced its plans to open a new distribution center in Oakland, California to meet the needs of its growing business. Scheduled to open by early 2015, the Oakland facility will support the distribution of all Benjamin Moore & Co. products and eventually serve as the key distribution center for the company's growing network of Asia Pacific retailers and distributors.

"Benjamin Moore & Co.'s business continues to grow, and with it the demand for increased distribution and fulfillment operations to deliver our best in class products to our network of independent retailers and customers," said Mike Searles, President and CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. "We're committed to being the best partner for our retailers in every way and with this new distribution center customers can expect to see many new Benjamin Moore stores opening."

The newly constructed Goodman Logistics Center in Oakland provides 374,725 square feet of Class A industrial warehouse space and is the largest freestanding industrial facility built in the Greater Oakland area in the past two decades. The new facility is to be leased to Benjamin Moore & Co. by Goodman Birtcher North America on behalf of the owner, Goodman North American Partnership, and is the first-ever Silver LEED certified site for Benjamin Moore & Co.

"We are delighted to welcome Benjamin Moore & Co. as a new customer at our LEED certified Goodman Logistics Center Oakland," said Brandon Birtcher, CEO of Goodman Birtcher North America. "This Class A facility typifies Goodman Birtcher's approach to providing our customers with flexible, high quality industrial space in strategic locations, which is capable of meeting their unique operational requirements."

The property is situated within the Port of Oakland's "Oakland Airport Business Park", a business-friendly enterprise and eco-conscious industrial zone, located just east of the San Francisco central business district.

"Benjamin Moore & Co. is a welcomed addition to Oakland's vibrant business community which will generate jobs for our residents," said Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. "With the facility's central location in Oakland, Benjamin Moore & Co. will have unparalleled connections to port, rail and highway systems."

Benjamin Moore & Co. also has plans to expand operations in the Southeast later this year and Mid-Atlantic regions in 2015.

About Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of the North America's leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and continues to develop the most eco-responsible formulations possible. In 2012, the company's Natura® paint received the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, acknowledging its high degree of sustainability plus rigorously tested performance. Other superior products in the Benjamin Moore Green Promise® portfolio include Aura®, Regal® Select, ben® and Ultra Spec® 500 paint for commercial interiors - all built upon our patented Gennex® platform that has changed the industry and earned the passion and loyalty of homeowners and professional painters by delivering extremely low-VOC and peerless beauty and performance. J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study ranked Benjamin Moore highest in consumer satisfaction, marking the fourth consecutive year and fifth time the company has earned this rating. Benjamin Moore paints deliver authentic Benjamin Moore colors and are available exclusively from Benjamin Moore's more than 5,000 paint and decorating dealers.

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