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Big Lots Selects Hub Group, Inc. for Comprehensive Logistics Management Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio and DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) ( and Unyson Logistics, a division of Hub
Group, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HUBG) ( announced an alliance in which
Unyson Logistics will provide logistics management services and technology for
Big Lots’ North American supply chain. Unyson Logistics will ultimately manage
all transportation, excluding parcel, to or from Big Lots’ facilities within
North America.

“We needed to enhance visibility in our supply chain and move closer to
optimizing our network. With Unyson’s technology and process improvements we
will be able to drive costs down and improve our overall performance. Unyson
has consistently delivered savings and improved visibility reaching from
supplier to store through our entire DC network,” said Katy Keane, Vice
President of Transportation Services from Big Lots.

“We are extremely proud of the products and services we provide Big Lots
and value the partnership which has grown over the years,” said Mark Yeager,
Chief Operating Officer of Hub. “Big Lots has challenged us to continually
deliver supply chain savings, visibility for all modes of transportation,
process improvements and technology developments that provide benefits to Big
and other Unyson Logistics clients.”

About Big Lots

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is a Fortune 500
company with more than 1,300 stores in 47 states. As the nation’s largest
broadline closeout retailer, Big Lots offers consumers a wide range of
bargain-priced merchandise, including brand-name closeouts, seasonal products,
consumables, furniture, house wares, toys and gifts. For more information,

About Unyson Logistics

A division of Hub Group, Inc., Unyson Logistics is a leading multi-modal
3PL. Unyson provides supply chain savings and adapts its services to meet each
client’s ever increasing needs. Hub Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBG) is a leading
asset-light freight transportation management company providing comprehensive
intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. The company operates
throughout North America. Please direct all media inquires to Bridget Glavaz
(630-271-3742) or For more information, visit

SOURCE  Hub Group, Inc.

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    /CONTACT:  Bridget Glavaz of Hub Group, Inc., +1-630-271-3742,
    /Web Site: /
    (HUBG BIG)

CO:  Hub Group, Inc.; Unyson Logistics; Big Lots
ST:  Ohio, Illinois

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