(f/k/a Lawson Products, Inc.)

The Board of Directors of Distribution Solutions Group, Inc. (the “Company’) believes that a board made up of highly qualified directors from diverse backgrounds and who reflect the changing population demographics of the markets in which the Company operates, the talent available with the required expertise, and the Company’s evolving customer and employee base, promotes better corporate governance. To support this, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will, when identifying candidates to recommend for appointment/election to the Board:
  1. consider only candidates who are highly qualified based on their experience, functional expertise, and personal skills and qualities;
  2. consider diversity criteria including gender, age, ethnicity and geographic background; and
  3. in addition to its own search, engage qualified independent external advisors to conduct a search for candidates that meet the Board’s skills and diversity criteria to help achieve its diversity aspirations.
Board appointments will be based on merit and candidates will be considered against objective criteria, having due regard for the benefits of diversity on the Board, including gender. In furtherance of this commitment, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall require that the list of candidates to be considered by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and/or the Board for nomination to our Board include candidates with diversity of race, ethnicity, and gender.