Acuity Brands Awarded Premier Healthcare Alliance Contract

Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions to Foster Goals for High Quality Healthcare

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acuity Brands, Inc., (NYSE: AYI; “Company”) a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, has announced it has received a 3-year contract to supply luminaires and lighting solutions to Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group-purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance (“Premier”). Premier is a collaborative alliance of healthcare facilities with an aim of improving community health through high-quality and cost-effective services. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Acuity Brands’ broad portfolio of energy-efficient luminaires, intelligent control systems, and daylighting solutions, which now includes the specialized lighting portfolio of recently acquired Healthcare Lighting, will help enable Premier to meet sustainability objectives for their members in new construction, renovation and relighting applications, while providing the highest quality illumination for the wide variety of tasks in the facilities owned, leased or managed by their members.

“We are very pleased to enter into this 3-year agreement to supply our industry-leading lighting solutions to Premier,” said San Dodgen, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President of Corporate Accounts. “Our broad portfolio of general purpose and specialized healthcare lighting solutions for ambient, task and facility lighting, including patient and examination rooms, surgical suites and medical procedure rooms, enables an energy-efficient, robust set of lighting applications for the demanding healthcare market,” Dodgen continued.

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About Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of luminaires, lighting control systems and related products and services with fiscal year 2010 net sales of over $1.6 billion. The Company’s lighting and system control product lines include Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Gotham®, Carandini®, RELOC®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Winona Lighting®, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, DTL®, ROAM®, Sunoptics® and Healthcare Lighting®. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and has operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

About the Premier healthcare alliance

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites, and a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. http://www.premierinc.com.



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