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2016-02-03

REXEL: REXEL :REXEL STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN THE AUTOMATION AND MRO SERVICES IN THE US THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF BROHL & APPELL

REXEL STRENGTHENS ITS POSITION IN THE AUTOMATION AND MRO SERVICES

IN THE US THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF BROHL&APPELL

Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and
services for the energy world, announces the acquisition of Brohl&Appell, a
US specialist in industrial automation and MRO services, based in Ohio.

This acquisition strengthens Rexel's position in the US in industrial
automation, which represented around 15% of total sales in the US in 2015. It
complements its industrial MRO offer, while providing a springboard to
profitable growth opportunities with complementary product and category
expansion, in addition to new energy efficiency propositions and customer
productivity tools and technology.

With about 60 employees, Brohl&Appell, founded in 1889, has built a strong
partnership with Rockwell Automation. In 2015, it delivered sales of €24
million through 7 branches and posted profitability above Group average.

The transaction, subject to customary conditions, should close in late
February 2016.

ABOUT REXEL GROUP
Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and
services for the energy world, addresses three main markets - residential,
commercial and industrial. The Group supports its customers to be at their
best in running their business, by providing a broad range of sustainable and
innovative products, services and solutions in the field of technical supply,
automation and energy management. Rexel operates through a network of some
2,100 branches in 35 countries, with c. 28,000 employees. The Group's sales
were €13.1 billion in 2014.

Rexel is listed on the Eurolist market of Euronext Paris (compartment A,
ticker RXL, ISIN code FR0010451203). It is included in the following indices:
SBF 120, CAC Mid 100, CAC AllTrade, CAC AllShares, FTSE EuroMid, STOXX600.
Rexel is also part of the following SRI indices: DJSI Europe, FTSE4Good
Europe&Global, EURO STOXX Sustainability, Euronext Vigeo Europe 120 and ESI
Excellence Europe. Finally, Rexel is included on the Ethibel EXCELLENCE
Investment Register in recognition of its performance in corporate social
responsibility (CSR). For more information, visit Rexel's web site
atwww.rexel.com

CONTACTS
FINANCIAL ANALYSTS / INVESTORS

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| Marc MAILLET +33 1 42 85 76 12 marc.maillet@rexel.com |
| Florence MEILHAC +33 1 42 85 57 61 florence.meilhac@rexel.com |
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| Pénélope LINAGE +33 1 42 85 76 28 penelope.linage@rexel.com |
| Brunswick: Thomas KAMM +33 1 53 96 83 92 tkamm@brunswickgroup.com |
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Rexel strengthens its position
http://hugin.info/143564/R/1983489/726920.pdf

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Source: REXEL via Globenewswire

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