Acuity Brands awarded Best at Show at 2012 IMARK Showcase

April 19, 2012
Date Announced: 19 Apr 2012 ATLANTA – Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI; “Company”), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting solutions, was voted “Best at Show” at the 2012 IMARK Showcase Conference. This is the second year in a row Acuity Brands has won the AAA large-volume suppliers category at the annual distributor showcase.IMARK Group, a co-operative of distributors for Acuity Brands products, represents more than 2,000 distributor locations. Award winners were selected by IMARK’s 900 members in attendance. This year there were 337 IMARK member companies (electrical distributors) and 96 suppliers at the Showcase meeting.“IMARK member attendees were asked to select companies in each size category that exhibit best-in-class performance based upon the following criteria: effective display and explanation, new product presence in booth, enthusiasm and effectiveness of booth space, and enthusiasm for company products demonstrated by supplier personnel,” said Brian Whitmire, Acuity Brands Lighting’s Director of Strategic Accounts, responsible for IMARK relations. “We are honored to have successfully met all four requirements for the second year in a row.”For more information, please visit Acuity Brands on the web at Acuity BrandsAcuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2011 net sales of $1.8 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company's lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting(TM), Winona® Lighting, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps(TM), Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design(TM), Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity(TM), Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, and Acculamp®.

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