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ToughBuilt Industries Launches 35 Products in 5,500 Ace Hardware Locations

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ToughBuilt Industries, Inc.
ToughBuilt Industries, Inc.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ToughBuilt Industries, Inc. ("ToughBuilt") (NASDAQ: TBLT; TBLTW), announced today that the Company has entered into an agreement with Ace Hardware USA and International (“Ace”) to sell 35 ToughBuilt products.

According to the terms of the agreement, Ace will distribute ToughBuilt’s products utilizing Ace’s 15 regional service centers to reach 5,500 individual Ace stores across the U.S. This agreement saw ToughBuilt’s products on Ace shelves starting in the second quarter of 2022. Among the 35 of the Company’s products that Ace will be selling are some of ToughBuilt’s most popular items, including: Tool Belts and Suspenders, Tool Belt Sets, Clip Tech Pouches, Clip Tech Accessories, Bags, Knee Pads, Sawhorses, and Cutting Tools.

Michael Panosian, ToughBuilt CEO, commented, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to expand our market coverage, while simultaneously driving revenue growth to a community-centric business like Ace. Our SKU expansion efforts continue to strengthen our presence in the U.S. and our agreement with Ace signifies another milestone step toward our overall product and sales channel expansion strategy. We look forward to further developing our cooperation with Ace into the future.”

ABOUT ACE HARDWARE:
Ace Hardware USA and International, based in Oak Brook, IL, is a ~$8.6 billion hardware retail cooperative with 5,583 stores located throughout the United States and Globally. The retail stores are owned locally by independent business owners achieving $22 billion in retail sales in 2021.

ABOUT TOUGHBUILT INDUSTRIES, INC:
ToughBuilt is an advanced product design, manufacturer and distributor with emphasis on innovative products. Currently, we are focused on tools and other accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself construction industries. We market and distribute various home improvement and construction product lines for both the do-it-yourself and professional markets under the TOUGHBUILT brand name, within the global multibillion dollar per year tool market industry. All of our products are designed by our in-house design team. Since launching product sales in 2013, we have experienced significant annual sales growth. Our current product line includes three major categories, with several additional categories in various stages of development, consisting of Soft Goods & Kneepads and Sawhorses & Work Products. Our mission is to provide products to the building and home improvement communities that are innovative, of superior quality derived in part from enlightened creativity for our end users while enhancing performance, improving well-being and building high brand loyalty. Additional information about the Company is available at: https://www.toughbuilt.com/.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” Such statements may be preceded by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and government actions, on our business, (ii) supply chain disruptions, (iii) market acceptance of our existing and new products, (iv) delays in bringing products to key markets, (v) an inability to secure regulatory approvals for the ability to sell our products in certain markets, (vi) intense competition in the industry from much larger, multinational companies, (v) product liability claims, (vii) product malfunctions, (viii) our limited manufacturing capabilities and reliance on subcontractors for assistance, (ix) our efforts to successfully obtain and maintain intellectual property protection covering our products, which may not be successful, (x) our reliance on single suppliers for certain product components, (xi) the fact that we will need to raise additional capital to meet our business requirements in the future and that such capital raising may be costly, dilutive or difficult to obtain and (xii) the fact that we conduct business in multiple foreign jurisdictions, exposing us to foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, logistical and communications challenges, burdens and costs of compliance with foreign laws and political and economic instability in each jurisdiction. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor Relations Contact:
KCSA Strategic Communications
David Hanover
toughbuilt@kcsa.com

Source: ToughBuilt Industries, Inc