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Rooms To Go To Build $45 Million Louisiana Distribution Center

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Rooms To Go, a leading independent furniture company, has expanded its presence in Louisiana with the recent purchase of 60 acres in the town of Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish. The project and the construction of the facility will entail an aggregate expenditure of approximately $45 million and will include an 818,000 square-foot distribution center and 40,000 square–foot Rooms To Go retail outlet. This distribution facility will service the four Rooms To Go showrooms already located in Louisiana. They are located in Baton Rouge, Metairie, Gretna and Covington. The endeavor is expected to provide approximately 300 construction jobs and over 400 permanent jobs upon its completion. “We are thrilled that Rooms To Go is building this state of the art distribution facility in our Parish. It will create jobs in the near and long term as well as providing our residents with a convenient new furniture shopping alternative,” said Brenda Reine-Bertus, Executive Director of St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation. The distribution center will distribute furniture to Rooms To Go customers from Panama City, Fl, to Baton Rouge, LA and with over 90% of its inventory in stock will allow the company to offer expanded Next Day Delivery of furniture in Louisiana as well as along the Gulf Coast. Construction will begin in spring 2008 and it has an anticipated completion date of fall 2009. “The acquisition of land in Louisiana showcases our ongoing commitment to the rebuilding of Louisiana post Hurricane Katrina,” said Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman. “This acquisition will allow us to strengthen our presence in the Southeast and continue to provide top level customer service to one of our most important commerce hubs as well as strengthen our community involvement in one of our key markets. We are both pleased and proud to be expanding our Louisiana presence.” Rooms To Go Corporation is America’s #1 independent furniture company with the nation’s largest furniture inventory. With more than 130 locations, the company offers stylish furniture at everyday low prices, original room packages, superior service and fast delivery. The retailer is also the leader in children’s furniture through its Rooms To Go Kids chain. For more information about the company, visit www.roomstogo.com.

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