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The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. Acquires Praml International, LTD.

RIDGEFIELD, CT (April 30, 2012 - GlobeNewswire)—The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc., a distributor of specialty food products in the United States, announced that it has acquired Praml International, LTD., a specialty foods importer and foodservice distributor located in Las Vegas, NV, which services customers in Las Vegas, NV and Reno, NV.

"We are very excited to expand our business platform in the Las Vegas market," said Christopher Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. "Praml provides an array of unique products combined with the market expertise ... that make this a fantastic opportunity to continue our growth strategy."

"We are very excited to align our business with The Chefs' Warehouse platform," said Heidi and Rudi Putze, former co-owners of Praml. "We are incredibly grateful to our dedicated staff, our loyal customers, and our passionate vendors, who worked together to make Praml what it is today."

Praml was founded in 1987 and serves over 500 customer locations. GSV Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to Praml in this transaction.

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