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This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 7, 2010.

AUDIT COMMITTEE:

H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., Chairman
Peter M. Gotsch
Wilson B. Sexton

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 5, 2009.

Audit Committee

        The audit committee held four meetings in fiscal 2008. The audit committee selects the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews the independence of such firm, approves the scope of the annual audit activities of the independent registered public accounting firm, approves the audit fee payable to the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews audit results with the independent registered public accounting firm. The audit committee currently is comprised of H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., Peter Gotsch and Wilson B. Sexton, each of whom meets the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an "independent director" as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15). The board has also determined that Mr. Bellows is an "audit committee financial expert" as such term is defined in Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. Each of Messrs. Bellows, Gotsch and Sexton meet Nasdaq's financial knowledge requirements. Ernst & Young LLP currently serves as our independent registered public accounting firm.

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        The audit committee operates under a formal charter that governs its duties and conduct. The audit committee charter complies with applicable Nasdaq and SEC rules and regulations. A copy of the charter is available on our web site at www.beaconroofingsupply.com. In addition, the charter is available in print to any shareholder who requests it in writing to our Corporate Controller at Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., One Lakeland Park Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

        Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, reports directly to the audit committee.

        Please refer to the Audit Committee Report, which is set forth in this proxy statement, for a further description of our audit committee's responsibilities and its recommendation with respect to our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2008.

This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 7, 2008.

Audit Committee

        The audit committee held four meetings in fiscal 2007. The audit committee selects the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews the independence of such firm, approves the scope of the annual audit activities of the independent registered public accounting firm, approves the audit fee payable to the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews audit results with the independent registered public accounting firm. The audit committee currently is comprised of H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., Peter Gotsch and Wilson B. Sexton, each of whom meets the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an "independent director" as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15). The board has also determined that Mr. Bellows is an "audit committee financial expert" as such term is defined in Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. Each of Messrs. Bellows, Gotsch and Sexton meet Nasdaq's financial knowledge requirements. Ernst & Young LLP currently serves as our independent registered public accounting firm.

        The audit committee operates under a formal charter that governs its duties and conduct. The audit committee charter complies with applicable Nasdaq and SEC rules and regulations. A copy of the

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charter is available on our web site at www.beaconroofingsupply.com. In addition, the charter is available in print to any shareholder who requests it in writing to our Corporate Controller at Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., One Lakeland Park Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

        Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, reports directly to the audit committee.

        Please refer to the Audit Committee Report, which is set forth in this proxy statement, for a further description of our audit committee's responsibilities and its recommendation with respect to our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2007.

This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 22, 2007.

Audit Committee

The audit committee held five meetings in fiscal 2006. The audit committee selects the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews the independence of such firm, approves the scope of the annual audit activities of the independent registered public accounting firm, approves the audit fee payable to the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews audit results with the independent

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registered public accounting firm. The audit committee currently is comprised of H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., Peter Gotsch and Wilson B. Sexton, each of whom meets the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an “independent director” as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15). The board has also determined that Mr. Bellows is an “audit committee financial expert” as such term is defined in Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. Each of Messrs. Bellows, Gotsch and Sexton meet Nasdaq’s financial knowledge requirements. Ernst & Young LLP currently serves as our independent registered public accounting firm.

The audit committee operates under a formal charter that governs its duties and conduct. The audit committee charter complies with applicable Nasdaq and SEC rules and regulations. A copy of the charter is available on our web site at www.beaconroofingsupply.com. In addition, the charter is available in print to any shareholder who requests it in writing to our Corporate Controller at Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., One Lakeland Park Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, reports directly to the audit committee.

Please refer to the Audit Committee Report, which is set forth in this proxy statement, for a further description of our audit committee’s responsibilities and its recommendation with respect to our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2006.

This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 17, 2006.

Audit Committee

The audit committee held 11 meetings in fiscal 2005. The audit committee selects the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews the independence of such firm, approves the scope of the annual audit activities of the independent registered public accounting firm, approves the audit fee payable to the independent registered public accounting firm and reviews audit results with the independent registered public accounting firm. The audit committee currently is comprised of H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., James J. Gaffney and Wilson B. Sexton, each of whom meets the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an “independent director” as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15). The board has also determined that Messrs. Bellows and Gaffney are “audit committee financial experts” as such term is defined in Item 401(h) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. Each of Messrs. Bellows, Gaffney and Sexton meet Nasdaq’s financial knowledge requirements. Ernst & Young LLP currently serves as our independent registered public accounting firm.

The audit committee operates under a formal charter that governs its duties and conduct. The audit committee charter complies with applicable Nasdaq and SEC rules and regulations. A copy of the charter is available on our web site at www.beaconroofingsupply.com. In addition, the charter is available in print to any shareholder who requests it in writing to our Corporate Controller at Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., One Lakeland Park Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

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Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, reports directly to the audit committee.

Please refer to the Audit Committee Report, which is set forth in this proxy statement, for a further description of our audit committee’s responsibilities and its recommendation with respect to our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 24, 2005.

This excerpt taken from the BECN 10-K filed Dec 8, 2005.
Audit Committee

We have a standing audit committee. The audit committee is currently composed of H. Arthur Bellows, Jr., James J. Gaffney and Wilson B. Sexton. Each of the members meets the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an “independent director” as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(a)(15). The board has also determined that H. Arthur Bellows is an “audit committee financial expert” as such term is defined in Item 401(h) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC.

This excerpt taken from the BECN DEF 14A filed Jan 18, 2005.

Audit Committee

        The audit committee did not hold any meetings in fiscal 2004 since its formation in July 2004. The audit committee selects the independent auditors and reviews the independence of these auditors, approves the scope of the annual audit activities of the independent auditors, approves the audit fee payable to the independent auditors and reviews audit results with the independent auditors. The audit committee currently is composed of James J. Gaffney, Wilson B. Sexton and Peter M. Gotsch. Each of

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Messrs. Gaffney and Sexton meet the independence criteria prescribed by applicable law and the rules of the SEC for audit committee membership and is an "independent director" as defined in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4200(2)(15). The board has also determined that Mr. Gaffney is an "audit committee financial expert" as such term is defined in Item 401(h) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. Each of Messrs. Gaffney, Sexton and Gotsch meet Nasdaq's financial knowledge requirements. Within a year following our initial public offering, subject to Nasdaq's applicable transition rules, the audit committee will be comprised solely of directors who meet the independence requirements established by Nasdaq and applicable law. Ernst & Young LLP currently serves as our independent registered public accounting firm.

        The audit committee operates under a formal charter that governs its duties and conduct. The audit committee charter complies with applicable Nasdaq and SEC rules and regulations. A copy of the charter is attached to this proxy statement as Appendix A and is also available on our web site at www.beaconroofingsupply.com. In addition, the charter is available in print to any shareholder who requests it in writing to our Corporate Controller at Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., One Lakeland Park Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

        Ernst & Young LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm, reports directly to the audit committee.

        Please refer to the Audit Committee Report, which is set forth in this proxy statement, for a further description of our audit committee's responsibilities and its recommendation with respect to our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended September 25, 2004.

        The audit committee charter attached to this proxy statement shall not be deemed to be "soliciting material," or to be "filed" with the Commission or subject to Regulation 14A or 14C under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or to the liabilities of Section 18 under that same Act.

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