Arbor Investments Announces the Acquisition of Trojan Lithograph Corporation

March 4, 2014

Arbor Investments, based in Chicago, Illinois, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Trojan Lithograph Corporation (“Trojan” or the “Company”). Trojan, headquartered in Renton, Washington, is a leading provider of folding cartons, single-face laminate packaging and point-of-purchase displays for the consumer, food and beverage industries. The Company combines unmatched service, industry leading design expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to produce premium packaging products for its customers. The Company was founded in 1950 and operates out of a 185,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Terms of the sale were withheld.

Since its founding, Trojan has built an outstanding reputation as a premier packaging supplier in the Pacific Northwest. The Company’s attention to quality, commitment to innovation and diverse product offering has allowed it to achieve its primary goal of building long-term customer relationships based on trust and satisfaction.

“We were attracted to Trojan due to the Company’s excellent market position, unique production capabilities and peerless reputation in the packaging industry,” said Richard Boos of Arbor Investments. “The Company has deep, mutually beneficial relationships with customers across its focus industries. We are thrilled to partner with the management team in their next phase of growth.”

“Arbor’s extensive experience in the consumer, food, beverage and packaging industries makes them a perfect partner for Trojan, our management team, employees and customers,” said Wayne Millage, President and CEO of Trojan. “We are excited to team with Arbor in our mission to expand Trojan’s capabilities as a world-class manufacturer of high-quality graphics packaging and displays.”

“We are very eager to partner with Trojan’s management team toward a common goal of building on the Company’s successful history,” said Gregory Purcell of Arbor Investments. “This investment represents a rare opportunity to team with an experienced management group in writing the next chapter for one of the most respected packaging companies in North America.”

DLA Piper, LLP served as Arbor’s legal counsel and Peterson Russell Kelly, PLLC served as counsel to Trojan.