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BlueLinx Issues $3 Million in Discretionary Performance Awards to Employees

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MARIETTA, Ga., Dec. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC), a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of building products with approximately 2,100 employees, today announced that it has awarded its eligible hourly and salaried employees with a discretionary year-end cash and/or equity bonus valued at almost $3 million dollars.

“The Board of Directors, senior management and I recognize that employees are the most important aspect in building stronger companies and we are capping off 2021 with a $3 million investment in our employees to recognize their collective efforts, contributions and resiliency. The incentive includes a cash bonus, 10 shares of BlueLinx common stock or both for every eligible employee, from an hourly material handler in Miami, to a driver in Denver, to an administrative assistant and accounts payable specialist in Atlanta,” said Dwight Gibson, President & CEO of BlueLinx. “This award demonstrates our commitment to cultivating an elite employee workforce and a performance-based, people first culture.”

Gibson continued, “Our employees have capitalized on strong demand in the housing market while navigating supply constraints and historic volatility in lumber pricing. And they’ve done so in the backdrop of the on-going global pandemic. I could not be prouder of our BlueLinx team and the success we’ve accomplished in 2021 thus far.”

“As we look forward, we are well positioned to capitalize on continued robust trends in the housing market while executing our strategic initiatives to drive sustainable, profitable growth. To this end, it is important that all team members think and act like owners. With this mindset, I truly believe we can all share in the benefits of future value creation,” concluded Gibson.

ABOUT BLUELINX HOLDINGS

BlueLinx (NYSE: BXC) is a leading U.S. wholesale distributor of residential and commercial building products with both branded and private-label SKUs across product categories such as lumber, panels, engineered wood, siding, millwork, metal building products, and other construction materials. With a strong market position, broad geographic coverage footprint servicing 40 states, and the strength of a locally focused sales force, we distribute our comprehensive range of products to over 15,000 national, regional, and local dealers, specialty distributors, national home centers, and manufactured housing customers. BlueLinx provides a wide range of value-added services and solutions to our customers and suppliers. We are headquartered in Georgia, with executive offices located at 1950 Spectrum Circle, Marietta, Georgia, and we operate our distribution business through a broad network of distribution centers. BlueLinx encourages investors to visit its website, www.BlueLinxCo.com, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about BlueLinx.

INVESTOR & MEDIA CONTACT

Ryan Taylor, VP Investor Relations & Treasury
BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
investor@bluelinxco.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that predicts, forecasts, indicates or implies future results, performance, liquidity levels or achievements, and may contain the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “project,” “plan,” “will be,” “will likely continue,” “will likely result” or words or phrases of similar meaning. The forward-looking statements in this press release include statements about our ability to continue to capitalize on supplier-led price increases and our value-added services; our areas of focus and management initiatives; the demand outlook for construction materials and expectations regarding new home construction and renovation activity; our positioning for long-term value creation; our efforts and ability to foster a performance-driven culture and generate profitable growth; our efforts and ability to migrate our revenue mix toward higher-margin specialty product categories, and the benefits thereof; our efforts and ability to maintain a disciplined capital structure and pursue high-return investments and the benefits thereof; our expectations for fleet and facility investment and the benefits thereof; our evaluation of potential acquisition targets; and the items under the heading “Fourth Quarter Trends”.

Forward-looking statements in this press release are based on estimates and assumptions made by our management that, although believed by us to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our business, strategy, or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed in greater detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We operate in a changing environment in which new risks can emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all of these risks, nor can it assess the extent to which any factor, or a combination of factors, may cause our business, strategy, or actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause these difference include, among other things: pricing and product cost variability; volumes of product sold; changes in the prices, supply, and/or demand for products that we distribute; the cyclical nature of the industry in which we operate; housing market conditions; the COVID-19 pandemic and other contagious illness outbreaks and their potential effects on our industry; effective inventory management relative to our sales volume or the prices of the products we produce; information technology security risks and business interruption risks; increases in petroleum prices; consolidation among competitors, suppliers, and customers; disintermediation risk; loss of products or key suppliers and manufacturers; our dependence on international suppliers and manufacturers for certain products; business disruptions; exposure to product liability and other claims and legal proceedings related to our business and the products we distribute; natural disasters, catastrophes, fire, or other unexpected events; successful implementation of our strategy; wage increases or work stoppages by our union employees; costs imposed by federal, state, local, and other regulations; compliance costs associated with federal, state, and local environmental protection laws; our level of indebtedness and our ability to incur additional debt to fund future needs; the risk that our cash flows and capital resources may be insufficient to service our existing or future indebtedness; the covenants of the instruments governing our indebtedness limiting the discretion of our management in operating our business; the fact that we lease many of our distribution centers, and we would still be obligated under these leases even if we close a leased distribution center; changes in our product mix; shareholder activism; potential acquisitions and the integration and completion of such acquisitions; the possibility that the value of our deferred tax assets could become impaired; changes in our expected annual effective tax rate could be volatile; the costs and liabilities related to our participation in multi-employer pension plans could increase; the possibility that we could be the subject of securities class action litigation due to stock price volatility; and changes in, or interpretation of, accounting principles.

Given these risks and uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.