• 31-OCT-2016

Acuity Brands Named 2016 IMARK Group Supplier of the Year

Acuity Brands Named 2016 IMARK Group Supplier of the Year
<font size="2" face="Arial">Company Has Won Award an Unprecedented Six Times within the Past Seven Years </font>

ATLANTA – October 31, 2016 – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced that it was selected as the IMARK Group’s (“IMARK”) 2016 “Supplier of the Year”, receiving the award at IMARK’s Annual Meeting. The prestigious Supplier of the Year award recognizes Acuity Brands’ industry-leading support in sales, service, marketing and product excellence over the past 12 months.

As a member owned, member governed marketing group of wholesale electrical distributors, IMARK represents more than 3,000 distributor locations. The award winner was selected by IMARK’s member companies.  Criteria in rating preferred suppliers were items such as: annual sales growth and overall performance, marketing support for IMARK programs, new product promotion and communication activities, IMARK member training and sales engagement, and creative efforts to serve new IMARK members.

“Receiving the IMARK Group Supplier of the Year distinction reinforces to us that we continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, and we are most appreciative of the partnership we share with IMARK,” said Sero Cardamone, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President, Sales. “To receive this award for a sixth time in the past seven years indicates how consistently we have been able to deliver value and service to IMARK member companies over time.”

For additional information, please visit Acuity Brands at www.acuitybrands.com and the IMARK Group online.