Batteries Plus Bulbs® Helps Habitat for Humanity Brighten Homes Nationwide

Company Donates More Than Half a Million Dollars in Light Bulbs

HARTLAND, Wis. - June 27, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Batteries Plus Bulbs has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity to provide lighting to the organization's home building projects across the country. Batteries Plus Bulbs donated more than 182,000 Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) to the organization. The donation, valued at more than a half million dollars, will be used by Habitat for Humanity in new and rehabilitated homes in Alabama, Arizona, Missouri and Wisconsin.

"The opportunity to support Habitat for Humanity's mission to improve the lives of families in need is an extremely rewarding experience for our company," said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus Bulbs. "Much like Habitat for Humanity, we have locations across the country, so this gift really helps us extend our strong sense of community roots and the ways we continue giving back to our neighborhoods."

The gift of CFL bulbs not only provides Habitat for Humanity with much-needed resources for the homes the organization builds each year, but also provides an energy-efficient lighting option. According to Batteries Plus Bulbs lighting experts, CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power of incandescent bulbs, and last eight to 15 times longer, giving Habitat for Humanity home residents a long-term, cost-saving benefit for lighting their spaces.

"As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of companies like Batteries Plus Bulbs to help us fulfill our mission to provide safe and affordable housing in communities nationwide," said Kymberly Wolff, Habitat for Humanity senior vice president of development. "The warm glow of a front porch light is often a symbol of the comfort of home, and the light bulbs donated by Batteries Plus Bulbs will help our partner families brighten their homes for many years to come."

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About Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs is the nation's first, largest and fastest-growing battery and light bulb franchise with more than 560 locations in 46 states and Puerto Rico. Batteries Plus Bulbs is owned by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Roark's current franchise portfolio includes companies such as Massage Envy, Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Seattle's Best Coffee International,McAlister's Deli, FASTSIGNS, Arby's, Primrose Schools, Wingstop, Pet Valu and Auntie Anne's. With access to more than 45,000 types of batteries, light bulbs and accessories, Batteries Plus Bulbs has the widest selection of battery and light bulb products available and offers unmatched service to consumers and businesses at the national and local levels. Batteries Plus Bulbs continues its reign as the undisputed leader in the expanding $30.7 billion U.S. battery replacement market and in the rapidly growing U.S. light bulb replacement market estimated at $17 billion*. To learn more about our exciting franchise opportunities, please visit batteriesplusbulbs.com/franchising.

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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.

SOURCE Batteries Plus Bulbs

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