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J.R. Simplot Agrees To Acquire Pinnacle Agriculture

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

J.R. Simplot Agrees To Acquire Pinnacle Agriculture

Boise, ID and Loveland, CO - The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held food and agribusiness company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC, a leading agricultural retailer, have announced Simplot’s agreement to acquire the operating business of Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The acquisition will bring together two market leaders in the distribution of agricultural crop inputs and related services. The target acquisition close date is in early 2020. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Pinnacle employees, customers and partners. By combining our geographic footprint and shared commitment to service, we will better serve customers in some of the most important agricultural communities in the world,” said Doug Stone, President of Simplot’s AgriBusiness Group. “We look forward to bringing together these complementary businesses and continuing to create value for our customers.” 
The core values of Simplot, Passion for People, Spirit of Innovation, and Respect for Resources are as relevant now as they were when J.R. “Jack” Simplot began his Company in 1929. Simplot’s AgriBusiness’ focus is rooted in phosphate expertise, technology, innovation and agronomic knowledge to provide the safest, highest-quality products and services to its customers. The company continues to invest significant resources to ensure their operations are sustainable and environmentally friendly for generations to come.“ 

“The completion of our strategic alternatives review has created an exciting opportunity for our employees, customers and the industry with Pinnacle joining the Simplot family”, said Rob Marchbank, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle. “Building upon the strong legacy foundation and our focus on being the best locally first, the combination of the two companies provides and reinforces our commitment to taking care of our customers and our employees. We are proud of what has been created and are eagerly looking forward to what will be created with Simplot.” 

The combined footprint of the Simplot and Pinnacle businesses will grow to more than 240 AgriBusiness locations across more than 35 states, with approximately 4,400 AgriBusiness employees, and more than 500 Crop Advisors.

Contacts:

Simplot: Josh Jordan; 208-780-7228, Josh.Jordan@Simplot.com

Pinnacle Agriculture: Emily Slyter; 970-808-9826, Emily.Slyter@Pinnacleag.com