- San Antonio, TX

For Immediate Release (March 22, 2007) San Antonio, Texas — Rick Nelson, Regional Manager for the Bell/Simons Companies, announced today that Bell/Simons branches will now stock Friedrich room air conditioners, thru-the-wall and packaged terminal air conditioner products. Bell/Simons, a member of the Key Wholesaler Group Association, operates 35 HVAC and plumbing distribution branches throughout the Northeastern United States including branches in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Bell/Simons has been in business for over 65 years and is known for its knowledgeable staff, service, reliability and vast inventory.

According to Rick Nelson, Bell/Simons Regional Manager, "Friedrich Air Conditioning is known for durable, commercial grade room air conditioning solutions. It is a well-established and respected company with a growth strategy that is focused on providing exceptional value. We think Bell/Simons customers will be thrilled that we have added Friedrich to our mix. Our customers expect a higher level of quality and durability from us so the Friedrich product line was a natural fit."

According to Brian Campbell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Friedrich Air Conditioning in San Antonio, Texas, "Friedrich felt that aligning itself with a quality organization like the Bell/Simons Companies would be the most effective method to increase our presence in these markets while providing the best experience for new and existing Friedrich customers".

Bell/Simons will stock a full line of Friedrich window, thru-the-wall and packaged terminal air conditioners. Friedrich single package vertical units as well as single and multi-zone ductless split systems will also be available via order.

Founded in 1883, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., a partner in the ENERGY STAR® program, manufactures commercial-grade room air conditioners, single package vertical units, packaged terminal air conditioners, thru-the-wall air conditioners, ductless split systems, portable air conditioners and a top-rated electronic air cleaner.

For more information on the full line of Friedrich Air Conditioning products, contact Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. at 1-800-541-6645. For on-line product information, brochures, application ideas and installation or service manuals, visit the Friedrich website @ www.friedrich.com