W. F. Young, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Equine America®

November 01, 2007

W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine® line of equine health care products, announces the acquisition of Equine America®, a manufacturer of horse care products across many categories. Among Equine America’s nationally-recognized products are B-L Solution, Shoer’s Friend, Gluco-Flex, and Fungasol shampoo and skin conditioning products. The acquisition became effective November 1, 2007.

“The acquisition of Equine America represents a significant step to broaden our product line and expand our market share within the equine health care industry,” says Tyler F. Young, President of W. F. Young, Inc. “Our current positions within our categories are at an all-time high, and we will maximize the strength of the Absorbine brand and our company heritage with support and resources to expand distribution of the many brands and sku’s that Equine America currently offers. With the addition of Equine America products to our current offerings, we now have an even broader presence in the marketplace and can offer our distributors and retailers one single company that is extremely efficient to work with, delivers better value, and extends superior customer service. After all, we are ‘The Horse World’s Most Trusted Name®.’ The year 2008 will be a blockbuster!”

Matthew O’Hara, current president and owner of Equine America, will work with W. F. Young, Inc. as a consultant to assist with the transition internally and with trade partners. “I am pleased to partner with a company so highly regarded in the equine industry. As we explored this opportunity, the synergy and respect between our two companies became obvious,” said Mr. O’Hara. “I look forward to continuing to help produce and market the Equine America product line and bring these proven products to our valued customers. This is an exciting and energizing time for both W. F. Young and Equine America.”

W. F. Young, Inc. is currently celebrating its 115th year of producing quality Absorbine products. The company also markets the Absorbine Jr. ® line of human pain relief products. In addition to expanding business within the United States, the company is growing its international business at an accelerated rate.

Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has provided over a century of quality health care products. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized health care brands that enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for families and their pets. Visit www.absorbine.com for more information.