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Constellation Announces Acquisition of the business of ASA Automotive Systems


Toronto, Canada (December 10, 2013)
– Constellation Software (TSX: CSU, “Constellation”) is pleased to announce that its Vela Operating Group (“Vela”), through its Friedman division, has completed the acquisition of the business of ASA Automotive Systems, LLC (“ASA”).

ASA Automotive Systems is a leading supplier of on-premise and cloud-based software products for tire dealers, auto repair shops, and retreaders. ASA provides Point-of-Sale (POS), e-commerce, order processing, accounting and business management solutions for the retail, commercial and wholesale tire and automotive organizations. ASA products currently manage the sale of over 3 billion dollars in tire & services revenue per annum in the United States and Canada.

As a result of the acquisition, the ASA business will operate as an independent division of Friedman and will continue to develop, enhance and market software their solutions in order to provide a competitive edge to its customers.

Mark Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Friedman, commented “the acquisition of the ASA Automotive business complements Friedman's markets and product portfolio. The ASA product offering will enable us to further grow our already-strong presence in retail and wholesale supply chain operations.”

Ken Halle, President of ASA Automotive Systems, commented “We are pleased to be joining the Constellation family. This acquisition is extremely positive for both our loyal customers and staff. Our mission will not change, as we remain focused on driving quality products and services to our valued customers. This new relationship will give us access to a broad network of software professionals along with providing the support and security of a strong global parent company to enable us to continue growing and building the ASA software brand.”

About Constellation Software Constellation's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CSU".. Constellation acquires, manages and builds vertical market software businesses. Further information about Constellation may be obtained from the company’s web site at www.csisoftware.com.

About Friedman Corporation Friedman Corporation is headquartered in Deerfield, IL and is a division of the Vela Operating Group of Constellation Software. Friedman Corporation specializes in complete ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors of "make to order" and "engineer to order" products in the building products, capital equipment, and automotive sectors. The Friedman Operating group also has a complementary portfolio of software offerings for transportation management, material optimization, supply-chain management, multi-channel merchant and direct-to-consumer distribution.

 

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