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BOCA RATON, Fla., July 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Q.E.P. CO., INC. (OTC: QEPC.PK), a leading global provider of high quality, innovative and value-driven flooring and installation solutions, announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Gould, has purchased shares of QEP common stock on the open-market having an aggregate value of approximately $275,000. This purchase adds to Mr. Gould’s controlling interest in the company.
Lewis Gould commented, “The purchase of these shares reflects my confidence in the long-term value of QEP and also represents my continued belief in the products and growth prospects of the company.”
Founded in 1979, Q.E.P. Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of high quality, innovative and value-driven flooring and installation solutions. QEP manufactures, markets and sells a comprehensive line of hardwood, porcelain, SPC, vinyl, carpet tile and laminate flooring, installation tools, adhesives, and other flooring-related products for the professional installer and do-it-yourselfer. QEP sells its products to home improvement retail centers, specialty distribution outlets, and flooring dealers throughout the world under brand names including QEP®, ROBERTS®, Capitol®, Harris®Wood, Kraus®, Naturally Aged Flooring, Fausfloor®, Vitrex®, Homelux®, TileRite®, PRCI, Plasplugs®, Porta-Nails®, Tomecanic®, Bénetière®, Elastiment®, X-TREME Board® and AppleCreek®.
QEP is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida with offices in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Please visit our website at www.qepcorporate.com.
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Q.E.P. Co., Inc.
Mark S. Walter
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer