Frito-Lay Helps PS Energy Group, Inc. Fuel New Growth

September 14, 2007

Hispanic, Woman-owned Firm Becomes Strategic Supplier for Frito-Lay


ATLANTA, Georgia – PS Energy Group, Inc., one of the nation’s top 50 diversity-owned businesses, has signed a contract for delivery of bulk fuels to Frito-Lay fleets as part of Frito-Lay North America’s minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) bulk fuel initiative.

“Frito-Lay launched its supplier diversity program nearly 25 years ago because we believe supporting minority- and women-owned companies is a tangible way to build and support the communities where we work, live and serve,” said Jean Lacefield, Supplier Diversity Manager for Frito-Lay North America. “PS Energy Group is a logical partner for Frito-Lay because they are focused on the same priorities – delivering quality products and top service.”

“One of the benefits of working with us is our ability to respond quickly to changes in energy markets to address our customers’ needs,” said Livia Whisenhunt, President, CEO and Founder of PS Energy Group. “Frito-Lay recognizes the value of companies like ours, and has been an excellent partner.”

PS Energy Group also is working with PepsiCo, Frito-Lay’s corporate parent, whose spending with MWBEs in the United States surpassed $1 billion for the first time last year. This commitment to Supplier Diversity allows PepsiCo to deliver on its Performance with Purpose vision to create a better tomorrow than today for MWBEs and the communities they serve.

"In less than eight months, PS Energy Group has more than doubled the original bulk fuel supply it provides to Frito-Lay sites throughout the United States, and has become a strategic supplier for us," said Dennis Selle, Manager of Fleet National Expense Purchasing for Frito-Lay North America.

Frito-Lay North America, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the $10 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo. Its brands include Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Ruffles, Tostitos, Fritos, SunChips and Rold Gold. In addition to Frito-Lay, PepsiCo divisions include Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Tropicana.

Founded in 1985, PS Energy Group, Inc. (http://www.psenergy.com/) is a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company that offers business, industry and government a full range of energy and transportation solutions. The company is among the nation's top 50 diversity-owned businesses and helps its customers meet their energy needs by providing natural gas, transportation fuels, emergency fueling and fleet management services, including etrac™, a Global Positioning System product used for asset monitoring and vehicle tracking. PS Energy supplied natural gas to Georgia industries a decade before deregulation allowed the company to become a natural gas provider for Georgia homes and businesses in 1998 through its division, GasKey (http://www.gaskey.com/).