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KPS Capital Partners Announces the Promotion of Bruce Curley to Partner - Operations Group

Apr 29, 2013

New York, NY (April 29, 2013) -- KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today the promotion of Bruce Curley to Partner – Operations Group.

Mr. Curley leads the KPS Operations Group, a growing team of ten professionals with significant manufacturing and operations experience. The KPS Operations Group works with the KPS portfolio companies to create a culture of continuous improvement and to make their businesses better.

Mr. Curley has been affiliated with KPS since 2000, first as Chief Executive Officer of a former KPS portfolio company, and then beginning in 2005 as Managing Director and head of the KPS Operations Group. Prior to his involvement with KPS, Mr. Curley held management positions with International Paper, Boise Cascade and Mead. Mr. Curley received a B.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.A. in Business from Central Michigan University. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

Michael Psaros and David Shapiro, Co-Founders and Managing Partners of KPS, said “We are proud to announce the promotion of Bruce Curley to Partner – Operations Group. Bruce is an important member of the KPS team and has contributed enormously to the success of our firm for over a decade by working with our portfolio company management teams to drive operational excellence. We have built a world class team of operations focused professionals under Bruce’s leadership and we expect to continue to grow our operations team in the coming years.”

On April 15, 2013, KPS announced the first and final closing of its fourth fund, KPS Special Situations Fund IV, with $3.5 billion in investor capital commitments.

About KPS Capital Partners

KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with approximately $13.4 billion of assets under management (as of March 31, 2022).  For nearly three decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.  KPS creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage. The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies generate aggregate annual revenues of approximately $19.7 billion, operate 233 manufacturing facilities in 27 countries, and have approximately 52,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide (as of March 31, 2022, pro forma for recent acquisitions and exits). The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at www.kpsfund.com.

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