NUCO2, INC.

Leaders advises NuCO2 on its acquisition of assets of Linde Gas
May 1, 2005

Leaders advises NuCO2 on its acquisition of assets of Linde Gas

NuCO2 (Nasdaq: NUCO) of Stuart, Florida acquired certain assets of Linde Gas.  NuCO2 is the largest and only nationwide provider of beverage quality bulk CO2 services for the foodservice and hospitality industry.  Leaders LLC provided merger and acquisition advisory services to the management of NuCO2 in this transaction.