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Tennant awarded floorcare and services agreement with Premier Inc.

April 2, 2014


MINNEAPOLIS — Tennant Company, a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc., for floorcare products and services. Effective March 1, 2014, the new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of pre-negotiated terms on Tennant floorcare products and services including commercial and industrial cleaning equipment, parts and service. Tennant Company products include equipment designed for the maintenance of indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as TennantTrue® financing solutions, equipment parts, and repair and maintenance service. Product brands include Tennant®, Nobles®, Green Machines™, Orbio® and Alfa™.

“We value our partnership with Premier and are pleased to be awarded another three-year contract. Our partnership over the last six years has been one of collaboration with focused efforts to offer Premier members preferred access to products and services that will help them improve the quality of their care,” said John Lund, Vice President, North American Sales at Tennant Company. “This agreement enables Premier members to have affordable access to the Tennant-engineered cleaning solutions that fit their healthcare facility’s needs either directly through Tennant or through our authorized distributor network. This continued partnership is beneficial as our mutual goal is to provide clean, healthy and aesthetically pleasing environments for the patients, visitors and staff of healthcare facilities,” added Lund.

Tennant Company provides cleaning equipment and innovative cleaning technologies, such as the award-winning ec-H2O™ chemical-free cleaning; Orbio® Multi-Surface Cleaning Solution, generated on-site with the Orbio 5000-Sc; ReadySpace® Rapid-Drying Cleaning Technology for carpet cleaning; and IRIS™ remote information technology for select industrial cleaning equipment. Tennant products offer healthcare facilities a comprehensive cleaning portfolio to clean procedure rooms, patient rooms, loading docks, parking ramps and common areas such as the cafeteria.

About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

About Tennant Company
Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit