Press release from PR Newswire
U.S. Home Systems Enters Canadian Market
Monday, May 21, 2012
U.S. Home Systems Enters Canadian Market08:00 EDT Monday, May 21, 2012DALLAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (NasdaqNGM: USHS) today announced that it has entered the Canadian market, contracting with an established retailer to deliver kitchen and bath refacing products to Canadian Tire customers in Canada under the business name Canadian Tire Home Services?. To facilitate the expansion, U.S. Home Systems formed a new Canadian subsidiary, Canadian Home Systems, Ltd. (CHS), which has entered into a three year Services Agreement with Canadian Tire Financial Services Limited (CTFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX-CTC.a) (Tsx:CTC). Murray Gross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented "This expansion represents another major step in the execution of our growth strategy. The strength of the Canadian Tire brand in Canada is truly unique with instant recognition by Canadian shoppers. Canadian Tire has product offerings in automotive, living, fixing, playing, apparel and financial services. We believe that more than 90% of Canadians live within 15 minutes of one of Canadian Tire's 488 stores. We have strong expectations that the introduction of our kitchen and bath products and services will be well received by customers in Canada and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with CTFS."The rollout of the program to Canadian Tire customers will commence in early July 2012 with the initial phase in the Greater Toronto Area. To facilitate the expansion of U.S. Home Systems into the Greater Toronto Area market, CHS will initially open two sales and installation centers, one of which will also serve as its Canadian corporate administrative office. CHS and CTFS will expand the program throughout the Province of Ontario by December 31, 2012. If both CHS and CTFS agree that the initial phase is successful, the program will be fully implemented in the provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec. Management anticipates the roll out will be completed by December 2014.USHS announced that the major terms of the agreement between CHS and CTFS included an exclusive arrangement between the parties in Canada under the business name Canadian Tire Home Services. Subject to certain conditions, the agreement can automatically be extended for successive two year terms. Mr. Gross continued "Our Canadian operations will be similar to our current U.S. business activities in that our personnel will follow up leads generated by Canadian Tire Home Services or us with in-house visits with prospective Canadian Tire customers for our products. We will provide the products, labor and installation services necessary to complete customer orders and we will be required to make necessary repairs to address customer complaints or warranty claims." About Canadian Tire Corporation, LimitedCanadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX-CTC.a) (TSX:CTC) is one of Canada's most-shopped general retailers and the country's largest sporting goods retailer, with more than 1700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast. Its primary retail business categories ? Automotive, Living, Fixing, Sports, Playing and Apparel ? are supported and strengthened by its Financial Services division, which offers such products and services as Canadian Tire Home Services, credit cards, retail deposits, in-store financing, product warranties, and insurance. Nearly 68,000 people are employees across the Canadian Tire enterprise, which was founded in 1922 and remains one of Canada's most recognized and trusted brands.About U.S. Home Systems, Inc.U.S. Home Systems, Inc. (www.ushomesystems.com) manufactures or procures, designs, sells and installs custom quality specialty home improvement products. The Company's product lines include kitchen cabinet refacing products utilized in kitchen remodeling, bathroom tub liners and wall surround products utilized in bathroom remodeling, and storage organization systems for closets and garages. The Company manufactures its own cabinet refacing products and bathroom cabinetry. This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding the Company's business strategy, plans and objective and statements of non-historical information. These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with and available from the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.Contacts: Murray H. Gross Brett MaasChairman & CEO Hayden IREmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com(214) 488-6300 (646) 536-7331SOURCE U.S. Home Systems, Inc.