Graybar recognized for excellent performance by national group purchasing organization

Amerinet honors distributor for delivering cost-saving solutions to its 24,000-member health care providers

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19, 2007 — Graybar, a leading distributor of communications, security and electrical products and related supply chain management and logistics services, received a 2007 Amerinet Supplier Performance Award during the national health care group purchasing organization's annual Supplier Forum Nov. 12 in St. Louis.

Graybar earned the award for delivering outstanding customer service and margin improvement tools in the "Distributor under $25 million" category, a designation based on contract sales volume with Amerinet. Graybar met several criteria for the recognition, including membership in the "Amerinet 20 Percent Club" in which companies demonstrate 20 percent or more sales growth over the previous year. Graybar was one of two distributors out of 120 to receive the honor.

"Graybar shows strong support of Amerinet programs, processes and joint customers," said Allen Dunehew, chief contracting officer at Amerinet. "Graybar representatives understand our members' needs and help us save money through process efficiencies and quality customer service."

"Customer recognition like this is extremely important to the entire Graybar team, and it helps validate that we are achieving our goal – to work to our customers' advantage," said John Mansfield, vice president-corporate accounts for Graybar. "Graybar is honored and proud that Amerinet would recognize us with this award."

About Amerinet Inc.

Through Total Spend Management solutions, Amerinet strategically partners with health care providers to improve operating margins by creating efficiencies, reducing costs and identifying new revenue streams.Supported by a team of clinical, data and supply chain experts, Amerinet offers a suite of tools, programs and services including a comprehensive and competitive portfolio that delivers practical solutions to address members’ specific needs. Based in St. Louis, with offices in Salt Lake City, Providence, R.I., and Pittsburgh, Amerinet serves more than 24,000 acute and non-acute health care providers nationwide. To learn more, visit the Amerinet website.

Graybar Receives Amerinet Supplier Performance Award Graybar received a 2007 Amerinet Supplier Performance Award at Amerinet’s Annual Supplier Forum Nov. 12. Graybar was honored for delivering outstanding customer service and margin improvement tools among distributors with sales to Amerinet of up to $25 million. Left to right: Brian Claytor, contract manager, plant engineering, Amerinet; Tim Malone, strategic account manager, Graybar; Garry Acker, director, corporate accounts, Graybar; Tom Wessling, vice president, nutrition, facility services, non-acute, Amerinet; Mike Reid, senior director, construction, capital & facility services, Amerinet.