Jersey City, NJ and San Jose, CA – November 18, 2019 – Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Area Distributors. The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade's West Coast presence while enhancing the company's differentiated value proposition to customers in the region. The transaction represents the 25th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Area Distributors is a family-owned and operated distributor of innovative packaging. With over 60 years of experience serving the Northern California market, the company has proven to be a valued and trusted solution provider for displaying, protecting and transporting a wide range of products. By leveraging Imperial Dade's market leading platform and operational experience, Area Distributors' customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an expanded offering of packaging solutions.

"Like Imperial Dade, Area Distributors has a strong family operated culture with a loyal customer base and a laser focused commitment to providing an unparalleled customer experience, making the business a great addition to our family," said Robert Tillis. "We are excited to expand our presence in this key strategic market and look forward to partnering with Kelly and Kevin Ryan and their team to capitalize on the many growth opportunities that we see ahead for the business," said Jason Tillis.

"Imperial Dade's reputation, and culture of strong customer service align well with our own philosophy and values. This partnership presents a great opportunity for our sales team members and dedicated employees to expand their capabilities throughout this marketplace," said Kelly Ryan, President of Area Distributors. "We look forward to a constructive partnership with Bob and Jason as we continue to deliver high-quality solutions and services to our customers."