Uni-Select Announces the Winners of the Supplier Awards in Canada

Boucherville (Québec), November 2, 2015 – Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:UNS), a leading distributor of automotive products in Canada and parent of FinishMaster, Inc., a leading distributor of paint and related products in the United States, announced on October 27 its Canadian Supplier Award winners. This collection of awards recognizes their achievements, innovation, and outstanding service. Showing excellent creativity skills and accomplishing groundbreaking work in the automotive aftermarket, the honorees were celebrated during the Supplier Awards ceremony held at Uni-Select’s National Supplier Meeting in Toronto, ON.

Uni-Select has decided to officially commemorate its suppliers in order to show them that the Corporation is truly appreciative and grateful for the hard work they put into providing Uni-Select with best service.

The Diamond Award is the most prestigious prize of the Supplier Awards. The prize is awarded in recognition of dependable and detail-oriented service to the supplier having given the best support to Uni-Select customers. This award recognizes the quality of sales tools, fill rate, lead time, inventory management, service (training, tech support) and manpower support amongst others. It is attributed to a supplier who offers quality products and sustainable and efficient service. This year, Mevotech is the recipient of the Diamond Award.

Three prizes called The Golden Ally are awarded in recognition for sales and marketing achievements. The first category, Sales tools for independent jobbers and installers, recognizes a supplier who provided an innovative sales tool designed to help jobbers sell to a shop owner or to help installers explain and sell a maintenance or service to a customer. This year, Standard Motor Products - Blue Streak is the recipient of this award. The Marketing campaign of the year, which is awarded to a supplier who stood out with its marketing campaign, was given to Brake Parts Inc. - Raybestos. The recipient’s campaign had to be focused on developing sales at the installers’ level to support them in offering the best solutions to their consumers. The third category, Training and technical support, represents a supplier who provided efficient and innovative training material designed to simplify tech’s education on installation or specialized maintenance. It could also be awarded to a supplier who provided professional technical support material and/or online and phone technical support through e-catalogue or website. This year, Dorman is the recipient of this award.

The Tech-Savvy Award – New Technology is awarded to Spectra Premium, a supplier who has developed and implemented the most user-friendly and innovative IT program to support the sales development at the independent jobber or installer level.

In recognition of their sales growth, three suppliers were given the Achiever Award. These winners’ sales growth performances were the highest ones among all Uni-Select suppliers in their respective categories. BBB Industries Wilson distinguished itself in the Automotive application parts. 3M and BE Pressure Supply Inc. stood out in the Paint and body equipment and Tools and equipment categories, respectively.

Uni-Select is proud to partner with such amazing suppliers to provide its customers with the best product offering and service.

About Uni-Select

Uni-Select is a leader in the Canadian distribution of automotive products and its FinishMaster, Inc. subsidiary is a leading independent automotive paint distributor in the United States. Over 2,400 employees spread across 13 distribution centres and over 198 corporate stores are dedicated to offering advanced solutions and first-rate service to customers in order for them to benefit from a positively superior experience. Uni-Select’s strong network and proficient programs contribute to the success of countless auto service shops and collision centres as well as more than 1,155 independent wholesalers in North America. Its Canadian banner programs made up of Auto Parts Plus®, Auto-Plus®, Bumper to Bumper®, Auto Select®, Uni-Pro®, SAX and Carrossier ProColor® regroup over 3,900 shops and stores. Uni-Select is headquartered in Boucherville and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol UNS.

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Louis Juneau | Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
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