News Release: January 6, 2014

BauscherHepp, Inc.
Contact: Sherry Case, Marketing Manager
sherry@bauscherhepp.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Raleigh, NC — Bauscher USA, Inc. is proud to announce the introduction of our new company name, BauscherHepp, Inc., effective January 1, 2014.

ProHeq GmbH, the parent company for Hepp and WMF Hotel, has acquired a stake in Bauscher USA joining BHS tabletop AG in ownership. The resulting partnership is the reformation of the North American subsidiary into BauscherHepp, Inc.

BauscherHepp, Inc. distributes the BAUSCHER, HEPP, TAFELSTERN, WMF, and LUIGI BORMIOLI brands in USA. Additionally, BauscherHepp, Inc. distributes BAUSCHER, HEPP, and Luigi Bormioli in Canada. BauscherHepp, Inc. has moved into new corporate offices at the end of January 2014 to support the growing sales and headcount. The new offices will almost triple the office space and feature a 3400 square foot showroom and event space allowing for clients to select the right tabletop from our extensive offering. 

"The addition of the first class metal brands completes our tabletop portfolio. We are able to supply a complete quality solution to discriminating clients", said Jeffrey Heaney, president of BauscherHepp, Inc. "This is more significant than a sales cooperation. With the shared ownership of the US operation, our partners should be even more confident in the stability and secure future of our entity."

BauscherHepp, Inc. is a sales and marketing company for leading tabletop manufacturers producing plateware, cutlery, hollowware, and glass. Clients include restaurants, hotels and resorts, casinos, private clubs, cruise lines, healthcare and retirement facilities, stadiums, and caterers.  www.bauscherhepp.com.