HALO Acquires BJM Promotions

STERLING, IL (July 2, 2012)–Counselor “Top 40” distributor, HALO Branded Solutions (ASI 356000; PPAI 106462),announces its acquisition of the business of BjM Promotions, a promotional products distributor based in Islandia, New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BjM’s sales team and key administrative staff will join HALO.

According to Marc Simon, HALO CEO, “Bruce and Debbie Miller have built a great business. I’m pleased they will be rewarded for their past efforts and, as selling principals, I am confident they will be rewarded with HALO’s many tools, sourcing capabilities and compensation without the added responsibilities of all of the administrative tasks of also managing a business.”

Bruce Miller, BjM President noted, “HALO recognized the value we place in our business, and shared our vision of the potential we can achieve with strong technological and marketing support. The end result is an opportunity to better serve our current clients while we focus on acquiring additional business.”

Dale Limes, HALO Senior Vice President of Sales added, “Our goal is to continue our growth through strategic acquisitions of well-run distributors with blue-chip clients in key markets. Bruce, Debbie and the BjM team are a perfect fit for HALO’s award-winning culture.” HALO will maintain the former BjM sales office on Long Island in Islandia, NY.

About HALO Branded Solutions HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $18 billion per year promotional products industry. The Company has a growing nationwide sales force and expects to continue its profitable growth by offering innovative client solutions, priced competitively, and supported by world-class operations and customer service.