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NEW YORK, NY – September 25, 2015 – Ajustco, a hardware product manufacturer, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with the Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSEAMEX: HLM.PR) and The Hillman Group, Inc. (collectively, “Hillman”) for its AjustLock™ line of innovative, adjustable barrel bolts and slide bolts.

AjustLock launched in 2013, as Ajustco’s flagship product, and has since been recognized with industry awards for both product and packaging innovation.  The product’s inventor, and Ajustco’s CEO Jason Stile notes “We are thrilled to be partnering with an industry leader like Hillman, who we feel is better suited than anyone to elevate AjustLock’s presence in hardware stores all across North America.”

“Hillman is continuously improving and expanding our builders’ hardware product offering.” says Brad Miller, Business Unit Manager, The Hillman Group.  “Ajustco’s patented self-adjusting design makes installation a breeze and reduces alignment issues so common in barrel bolt applications”.  Hillman will carry AjustLock™ in Ajustco’s current packaging in September 2015 with full integration into Hillman’s Hardware Essentials™ core offering in early 2016.

“The combination of a simple, obvious solution and excellent merchandising solutions makes AjustLock™ a natural addition to support our line of builders’ hardware products” adds Miller.

About Ajustco, LLC

Ajustco is the inventor and manufacturer of AjustLock, a patent-pending barrel bolt product.  Based in New York City, Ajustco is run by Co-Founder and CEO, Jason Stile, and incubated by established marketing agency, Blueliner Marketing.  Blueliner CEO, Arman Rousta, is also a Co-Founder in the company.  Ajustco is a product development company that solves common problems with practical solutions. For more information please go to www.ajust.co or call Public Relations at 855-258-7826 ext (Insert Kristi’s or Soribel’s Extension)

About Hillman

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman is a leading distributor of fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags, and related hardware items to over 26,000 retail customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and Australia, including home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and other retailers. Hillman provides a comprehensive solution to its retail customers for managing SKU intensive, complex home improvement categories. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at http://www.hillmangroup.com or call Investor Relations at (513) 851-4900, ext. 60292