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Senior Managing Director Michael Kalb Relocates to Lead Sun European Partners, LLP

LONDON, UK Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital Partners”) announces that Michael Kalb, Senior Managing Director, has relocated to Sun European Partners, LLP (“Sun European Partners”), the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners. Mr Kalb will lead the advisory team on European transactions and assume responsibility for Sun European Partners’ day–to–day activities.

Sun European Partners is based in London and its affiliates have offices in Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg. In 2010, affiliates of Sun European Partners completed a record 14 transactions across Europe including transactions in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Finland and the Netherlands. Sun European Partners won Private Equity International’s Special Situations and Turnaround firm of the year award in 2010.

Michael Kalb, Senior Managing Director, said: “I am very excited to be moving to Europe to lead Sun European Partners full–time.”

“Since late 2009 we have expanded Sun European Partners’ investment focus beyond just turnaround transactions to also include underperforming and healthy companies, all of which benefit from Sun European Partners’ in–house operating expertise and resources. The evolved transaction focus has brought Europe’s investment strategy in line with Sun Capital Partners’ broader approach across all markets. As a result, 2010 was a record year for Sun European Partners and its affiliates who closed 14 deals across a variety of sectors throughout Europe. These deals included healthy, underperforming and turnaround acquisitions.”

“In 2011, we are building on the strong momentum generated in 2010 and are continuing to aggressively pursue opportunities on a pan–European basis. I look forward to working with the team at Sun European as we seek to expand Sun Capital Partners’ investment activity.”

About Sun European Partners, LLP
Sun European Partners, LLP is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading U.S.–based private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market–leading companies that can benefit from its in–house operating professionals and experience. Affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. have invested in over 260 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $40 billion since the inception of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. in the U.S. in 1995. Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunEuropeanPartners.com.