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ANDMORE Appoints Jon Pertchik as Chief Executive Officer and Promotes Dorothy Belshaw to President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bob Maricich to Transition to the Role of Executive Chairman

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – April 26, 2024 – ANDMORE, the world’s leading omnichannel marketplace for wholesale buyers and sellers, today announced the appointment of Jonathan (“Jon”) Pertchik as Chief Executive Officer, and the promotion of Dorothy Belshaw to President. Pertchik succeeds Bob Maricich, who founded ANDMORE (formerly International Market Centers “IMC”) in 2011. Maricich will now assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board to ensure a seamless transition.

“I am pleased to welcome Jon to the ANDMORE team and am confident we have found the right leader for the future of our great company,” said Maricich. “Jon is a seasoned executive closely aligned with our company’s core values and our unwavering focus on putting the customer first. It has been a tremendous privilege to build and lead this business over the last 13 years, and I look forward to working alongside Jon, Dorothy and the rest of the team in my new role as Executive Chairman. The future is bright as we continue to build on our culture, our successes, and our customer partnerships to grow our unique industry position as the only omnichannel B2B marketplace.”

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Bob Maricich, ANDMORE Executive Chairman of the Board and Jonathan “Jon” Pertchik, ANDMORE CEO

“It is a great honor to succeed Bob and to partner with the talented ANDMORE team to continue building on the important mission to offer MORE for customers every day,” said Pertchik. “Bob and the team have done an incredible job growing a differentiated business, dedicated to partnering with wholesale buyers and sellers to help them grow and prosper, and I look forward to leading ANDMORE into its next chapter.”

Rob Harper, Blackstone’s Head of Real Estate Asset Management Americas, added, “We are grateful to Bob for his visionary leadership throughout his tenure at ANDMORE and appreciate his continued dedication to the business. Jon’s multi-faceted leadership experience, passion for the customer, and commitment to teamwork make him the perfect fit for this role, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Pertchik joins ANDMORE with over 20 years of leadership experience across real estate, hospitality and finance industries. Most recently, he was CEO of TravelCenters of America (TCA), a Fortune 500 company, where he led the organization through a period of growth and transformation ultimately earning recognition as one of Newsweek’s “Most Trustworthy” large travel and leisure companies. Prior to his role at TCA, Pertchik served as CEO of InTown Suites / Uptown Suites as well as ST Residential, and held leadership roles at WCI Communities and The Staubach Company. He holds a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctorate from the University of the District of Columbia, and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. He is on the Board of Directors of Nikola Corporation and has sat on the Boards of Lenkbar and AV Homes.

Pertchik will make his permanent office in Atlanta, while also setting up offices in Las Vegas and High Point.

ANDMORE also announced the promotion of Dorothy Belshaw to President. Belshaw is a proven leader with 32 years of experience in the wholesale marketplace industry, including 12 years with ANDMORE holding positions as Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and most recently, Chief Growth Officer. Incoming CEO, Pertchik said, “I am eager to work with and learn from an industry leader like Dorothy who is widely recognized for her many years of leadership, customer centricity and industry support.”

Belshaw joined ANDMORE (formerly IMC) in 2012, bringing 20+ years of home and gift tradeshow industry experience. Initially hired to bring the category to the Las Vegas Market, her role soon broadened to include responsibility for all aspects of the end-to-end customer experience, driving increased buyer acquisition across all IMC Markets, and developing tools and services to improve the at Market experience for buyers and exhibitors. An industry leader, Dorothy will be honored with the 2024 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award in June, which recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry.

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Dorothy Belshaw, ANDMORE President

About ANDMORE

ANDMORE, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Omnichannel Wholesale Marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow, and prosper through physical markets, design centers, and digital channels. The company owns and operates over 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas, and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. www.ANDMORE.com.

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