Contact: Kathy Boyle 301/825-0060 firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Avendra Announces Signing of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino as Newest Customer Grand Sierra to Utilize Avendra’s Comprehensive Procurement Services ROCKVILLE, MD – May 2, 2007 – Avendra, the hospitality industry’s leading procurement services company with more than $2 billion in purchasing volume, announced the signing of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino of Reno, Nevada. Grand Sierra will be leveraging most of Avendra’s key purchasing programs, including: food & beverage, rooms operations, engineering, administrative, spa supplies, technology and telecommunications, and hotel retail/gift shop. “We are delighted to welcome the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino as our newest casino customer,” said Dennis Baker, president and CEO of Avendra. “This is a new market for Avendra and we are pleased that Grand Sierra recognized the value that our industry-leading procurement programs and strategic supply chain management services would bring to their hotel and casino operations.” “As part of our growth strategy, we have been looking at all aspects of our operations,” said Michael Carsch, president of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. “After thoroughly examining Avendra’s procurement services and their supply chain management expertise, we decided they would make an excellent procurement solution for us.” About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is one of northern Nevada's most complete destination resorts. Located on 145-acres, the resort and 100,000 square foot casino offers 1,995 spacious guest rooms and suites, 10 premier restaurants, headline entertainment, family-friendly activities and endless recreation. The resort also includes 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Grand Sierra Resort will be the home of the largest indoor water park in the country as well as a luxury condominium hotel and an extensive retail development. About Avendra Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services company serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging over $2 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in- depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call toll free, (866) AVENDRA, visit www.avendra.com, or email inquiries to email@example.com.