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MFGR, LLC Purchases Assets, Formerly Owned by Expera

OLD TOWN – MFGR LLC, a consortium made up of CRG Acquisition, Gordon Brothers, Rabin Worldwide and PPL Group, purchased the Expera Mill in Old Town, Maine.

Bill Firestone, President of CRG, stated “We have had numerous inquiries since the former Expera Plant has been under contract with our group, including aqua culturists, transportation hubs, pulp manufacturing and develpers.  With our group’s ownership of the assets at the Lincoln Pulp and Tissue Mill coupled with the Bio Production/Green Chemical Research being conducted on the site by the University of Mine, we see a large potential to make unproductive assets productive.  The assets include 400,00 s/f of warehouse building, a Waster Water Treatment Plant, a 16MW Bio mass boiler and approx. 300 acres of land with +/- 4000 feet of frontage on the Penobscot River.  We look forward to working closely with Municipal and Stare agencies in order to achieve our mutual goals.”

Expera Specialty Solutions of Kaukauna, WI closed the pulp mill it purchased in 2014.  In a news release, officials with Expera stated “…the decline ofthe Canadian dollar exchange rate combined with a significant increase of new pulp capacity has led to a material drop in market pulp prices.  In addition, wood costs have not moderated in Main commensurate with demand decline.  The combination of these forces does not allow sustainable operations…”

About CRG

CRG is an international firm which creates liquidity through innovative solutions. We specialize in complex industrial facilities with idle or marginally productive assets and may work with strategic partners to either revitalize the under productive assets and/or liquidate the surplus. Our business model is to execute the above as principals where we roll up our sleeves and work hard to achieve our goals with our risk capital deployed. We have a multi-million dollar credit facility which provides the capital to accomplish the forgoing. (www.capitalrecoverygroup.com)

About Gordon Brothers Group

Founded in 1903, Gordon Brothers Group (www.gordonbrothers.com) is a global advisory, restructuring
and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or
selling all categories of assets, mitigating leases, appraising assets and operating businesses for
extended periods. Gordon Brothers Group conducts over $70 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually. As of November 2014, debt financing is provided by Gordon Brothers Finance Company  (www.gbfinco.com).

About Rabin Worldwide

Rabin Worldwide provides comprehensive financial solutions for businesses in transition, from Fortune
500 companies and private industry, to financial institutions, receivers, trustees and courts. Our ability to evaluate, market, and sell surplus business assets has inspired the confidence of our clients and
customers for over 50 years. Rabin Worldwide is a multi-generation business providing financial solutions for a wide range of clients and customers. We began by selling WWII surplus in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950’s, and we are now a global company capable of managing industrial sales of any size or type — known for our financial strength and ability to assume equity positions in all manufacturing and processing industries. (www.rabin.com)

About PPL Group

PPL Group LLC (PPL) is a private equity firm which uses its capital to help businesses fund growth and
monetize commercial assets. The Company’s experience and expertise allow it to provide the best
possible financial recovery for its clients around the world. Recent clients include Ryerson Steel,
Caterpillar, GE Aircraft, Newell Rubbermaid and Delphi – along with myriad small and middle-sized
companies across the United States. PPL has worked with hundreds of small to middle-market
businesses during turnaround, restructuring, and bankruptcy situations. The Company also serves large
corporations in the recovery of maximum values for their idle and surplus assets. (www.pplgroupllc.com)