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Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings announces the acquisition of Acuff Farm Supply

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 -

Lubbock, Texas, November 6, 2013 – Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”), through its subsidiary Jimmy Sanders Incorporated (“Sanders”), has acquired Acuff Farm Supply (“Acuff”). Located in Lubbock County, Texas, Acuff was founded in 1960 as a full-service farm supply operation, providing seed, fertilizer, crop protection chemicals, as well as various hardware and implement supplies to local growers.

The new Sanders location will be managed by former Acuff owner, Don Jones, and will remain located at 11523 E FM 40, Lubbock, Texas 79403. The current employees of Acuff will retain their positions under the new Sanders ownership. “Sanders is very pleased with the recent purchase of this long-established, respected business and welcomes its staff to our family,” said Dane Higgins, Area Manager. “We are confident that the farmers Acuff has served so well will experience a seamless transition and continue to receive efficient, competitive and timely service.”

Don Jones, location manager and former Acuff owner said, “This has been a difficult decision for me due to the long-standing relationship with my customers, but I was careful to select only a company who shares similar commitments to their customers and employees. Sanders patterns their business on four core principles that put the customer first, and that was very important to us. I am pleased not only about the transition of ownership, but also the ability to continue to manage the operations and interact daily with my customers.”

Coupled with the existing Sanders location at 15003 FM 400 in Slaton, Texas, this will be Sanders’ second retail location in the Lubbock/Slaton area offering custom fertilizer blends, as well as seed and crop protection products. Both locations also provide award-winning precision ag services through Sanders’ proprietary OptiGro system.

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For more information contact:
Dane Higgins, Area Manager
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated
806-828-1033
dane.higgins@sanders.com

Don Jones, Location Manager
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated
806-842-3261
don.jones@sanders.com

About Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC
Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC was established in mid-2012 by a management team led by Kenny Cordell and financed by Apollo Global Management, LLC. Its mission is to create a best-in-class national retail distribution business through acquisitions and “greenfield” retail establishment. For more information, visit www.pinnaclead.com.

About Jimmy Sanders Incorporated
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated, established in 1953, is one of the largest agricultural input supply and distribution businesses in the country. The company currently services growers across Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas and Oklahoma. Sanders is multifaceted in its operations, which include seed production and sales, agricultural chemical distribution, bulk handling of fertilizer, precision agriculture services and general merchandise for the farming, livestock and wildlife industries. For more information, visit www.sanders.com.