TrueBlue Acquires CTS Staffing

  TrueBlue Acquires CTS Staffing

                  Continues to Pursue Strategic Acquisitions

Business Wire

TACOMA, Wash. -- June 12, 2013

TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI), the leading provider of blue-collar staffing,
announced today that it has acquired the assets of Crowley Transportation
Services (CTS), a leading temporary driver staffing company serving New
England.

“We’re excited about the growth prospects for truck drivers and the
opportunity to expand to this new geographic market,” said TrueBlue CEO Steve
Cooper. “We look forward to building on CTS’ excellent customer service and
commitment to driver safety and compliance.

Cooper added that he sees more acquisitions in the company's future.

"We are optimistic about the growth of the temporary staffing market, and with
our strong balance sheet we are in the market to acquire other quality
companies that add to the range of services we can provide our customers,”
Cooper said. "Through a combination of growth from within our existing
business lines and new acquisitions, we will continue toward our goal of
becoming the leading supplier of blue-collar labor."

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue, Inc. is a leading provider of blue-collar staffing. In 2012,
TrueBlue connected approximately 350,000 people to work and served
approximately 140,000 businesses in the retail, service, wholesale,
manufacturing, transportation, aviation, and construction industries.
TrueBlue, Inc. is headquartered in Tacoma, Wash. For more information, visit
TrueBlue’s website at www.trueblue.com.

Contact:

TrueBlue, Inc.
Derrek Gafford, EVP & CFO
253-680-8214
or
Stacey Burke, VP of Corporate Communications
253-680-8291
 
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