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HD Supply Chief People Officer Anna Stevens Receives 2018 Leadership Excellence Award

November 16, 2018

ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HD Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDS) proudly announces that Anna Stevens, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer, is the recipient of the Georgia Diversity Council’s 2018 Leadership Excellence Award for her outstanding leadership with diversity and inclusion programming at HD Supply. The award was presented at the 2018 Georgia Leadership Conference in Atlanta on October 19.

“Throughout Anna’s career at HD Supply, she has set standards and implemented processes to drive the company’s diversity and inclusion,” said Joe DeAngelo, Chairman and CEO. “I am proud that her commitment to an inclusive culture was awarded; and on behalf of the HD Supply team, we congratulate her.”

To be considered for the Leadership Excellence Award, candidates must have a proven track record of diversity and inclusion programming implementation and collaboration while continuously working toward their team’s developmental goals. Candidates are also expected to operate with the highest integrity and ethical behavior.

“I am incredibly honored to be acknowledged by the Georgia Diversity Council, an organization whose valuable mission is to transform our workplace communities by enhancing our understanding of diversity and inclusion,” said Stevens. “I am grateful to be a part of this discussion and represent the great work our team has done to champion diversity and inclusion across our organization.”

Diversity and inclusion is a critical component of HD Supply’s culture, both internally and externally. The company is not only committed to creating an inclusive work environment for its associates, but also to providing business opportunities for small, historically disadvantaged businesses to supply high quality products and services to their customers through its Supplier Diversity Policy.

About Georgia Diversity Council

Organized in 2010, the Georgia Diversity Council (GADC) is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. It is currently comprised of one Council located in Atlanta, Georgia. The GADC is a great opportunity for professionals, students and organizations to learn diversity best practices from top corporate leaders.

About HD Supply

HD Supply ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers, with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations, and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 275 branches and 44 distribution centers, in the U.S. and Canada, the company’s more than 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers’ success.

Media Contact: Quiana Pinckney, APRHD Supply Public Relations770-852-9057 Quiana.Pinckney@hdsupply.com

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