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  1. Introduction to Avondale 444 North Michigan Avenue ● Suite 440 ● Chicago, Illinois ● 60611 ● USA

  2. Avondale’s Practice Avondale partners with management to execute initiatives to drive sustainable value growth Value Growth Advisory Business Opportunity Assessment M&A Advisory • Partnering with management to identify and evaluate value-creating investments • Advising management teams and investors through corporate transformation to dramatically improve the value of the business • Identifying opportunities to extract more value from the current business • Partnering with management teams to: • Assess the value creation potential and risk • Build the business case for specific opportunities • Advising strategic and financial investors on market economics and potential targets • Providing strategic due diligence and value creation roadmaps for acquisitions • Identifying potential acquisition candidates and executing a coordinated acquisition process Management-Assisted Buyouts • Partnering with management teams to: • Buy out current ownership • Infuse growth capital • Implement transformation programs that dramatically improve the value of the business CONFIDENTIAL

  3. Introductions: Avondale’s Senior Team Avondale’s Managing Directors have more than 60 years’ combined experience helping companies maximize value Biographies Karl Stark • Co-founder of Avondale Consulting • Formerly a consultant with Marakon Associates, a value-based strategy firm serving senior management teams of Global 1000 companies • Education: MBA, University of Chicago; BA, Northwestern University • Co-founder of Avondale Consulting • Formerly a consultant with Marakon Associates, a value-based strategy firm serving senior management teams of Global 1000 companies • Education: MBA, University of Pennsylvania; BSE, University of Michigan • Former CEO and Co-Head of M&A of Crowe Capital Markets • Education: MBA, Northwestern University; BA, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign • Former CFO and Chief Strategy Officer at RR Donnelley; Former CFO at Sun Times Media Group • Education: MBA, Northwestern University; BA, University of Michigan Bill Stewart Rob Crisp Greg Stoklosa CONFIDENTIAL

  4. Consumer Products Financial Services Mining & Manufacturing Technology / Info Services Publishing Other Sun-Times Media Group AM Castle About Avondale Consulting • Our Practice: We are strategic and financial consultants who help management and investors increase the value of their businesses • Our Experience: The Avondale managing directors have more than 60 years of combined experience working with companies to increase shareholder value; we have worked with the top management teams of several Global 1000 corporations, including: • Our Results: The Avondale team brings a focus on value creation insights through granular strategic and financial analysis. We help management teams: • Agree to a growth ambition • Align on a common fact base and set of strategic priorities • Develop and assess strategic alternatives • Execute growth strategy and build ongoing capabilities CONFIDENTIAL

  5. About Avondale Consulting…Client Track Record Comments from a Current Client… How has Avondale provided the most value? “They were able to quickly add value at a high level and allowed us to develop a deep analytical and strategic view of the business. They acted as a key extension to the strategy team.” How would you describe working with Avondale? “Avondale is user friendly. They roll up their sleeves and get the work done quickly and accurately. They can successfully work with individuals from the senior suite down to junior staff within the organization” “I would use them for any task that required a high level of analytical horse power” Eric Llopis, SVP Strategy, Pepsi Bottling Group “Avondale took us back to an understanding of the fundamentals of growth… They delivered results rather than selling a process. Their capabilities were exceptional and they didn’t get lost in the theory or the weeds” - CEO, Polymer Business “Avondale’s project was the best consulting work I’ve seen during my tenure…They worked with our team to reach our goals, instead of providing a report ” - VP, Residential Business “Accessibility and adaptability are Avondale’sstrong points.” - Head of Strategy “They created a logical and tight investment case and we were confident presenting to senior management. We value our partnership” - Strategy Director CONFIDENTIAL