JOHN DEERE LANDSCAPES TO AQUIRE SHEMIN LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

February 22, 2015

(ALPHARETTA, GA) ― John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced on February 18, 2015, that they have reached an agreement to acquire Shemin Landscape Supply. Shemin Landscape Supply has 29 locations serving 18 major metropolitan markets in 14 states. The transaction is expected to close at the end of February.

“The combination of Shemin Landscape Supply and John Deere Landscapes, two high-performing industry leaders, with similar values, offers terrific opportunities for our customers to grow their businesses. Additionally, John Deere Landscapes’ dedication to growth was an important consideration in this transaction,” said Steffan Burns, CEO of Shemin Landscape Supply.

“We are very excited about the possibilities putting these two businesses together. The addition of Shemin Landscape Supply allows John Deere Landscapes to increase our presence in multiple markets including the northeast, southeast, midwest and Texas. Shemin is a leader in the green industry and has been providing high quality nursery stock along with a full line of landscaping products to contractors for 60 years,” said Doug Black, CEO of John Deere Landscapes. “We welcome the Shemin leadership team and all Shemin employees to the John Deere Landscapes team.”

About John Deere Landscapes:

John Deere Landscapes has over 400 locations across North America and is the leading distributor of wholesale irrigation, landscape lighting, nursery, and turf and maintenance supplies for green industry contractors. Dedicated to becoming the distributor of choice for landscape, irrigation and turf care professionals, John Deere Landscapes also offers additional services that support its core businesses.

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