Victoria, TX – May 11, 2018 – Imperial Dade has acquired Gulf Coast Paper Co., Inc. ("Gulf Coast Paper"). The transaction represents the sixteenth acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively.

Headquartered in Victoria, Texas, Gulf Coast Paper is a distributor of janitorial, sanitation, packaging and office supply products serving the southeast Texas region. The company operates out of seven strategically located facilities covering the major metro areas of Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, and San Antonio. The acquisition represents Imperial Dade's first expansion into the Texas market. Going forward, customers of Gulf Coast Paper can expect the same exceptional customized service with an expanded offering of distribution solutions.

Robert Tillis said, "Gulf Coast Paper's history of excellence and commitment to service will fit well with the Imperial Dade platform. We enthusiastically welcome the Gulf Coast Paper team members to Imperial Dade and look forward to working together to further grow the business."

Clay Dibble, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gulf Coast Paper, said, "Over the past 50 years, we have aimed to exceed our customers' expectations. Our ability to do so will improve going forward under this new partnership. On behalf of the Gulf Coast Paper team, I look forward to growing under the leadership of Bob, Jason, and the Imperial Dade organization."

"This acquisition is a critical step in our vision at Imperial Dade of creating the nation's leading provider of foodservice disposables and janitorial supplies," said Jason Tillis. "Gulf Coast Paper is a leading provider in the Texas market and will help us grow further in the Southwest region."