Expera Specialty Solutions Celebrates “Day 1”

Kaukauna, WI: June 26, 2013 – Expera Specialty Solutions, North America’s largest specialty paper company, announced today its first day of operations following the close of the transaction establishing the company. Expera Specialty Solutions’ manufacturing platform includes machines at four Wisconsin mills, including the Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna, the Nicolet Mill in De Pere, and the former Wausau Paper Mills in Mosinee and Rhinelander. Expera Specialty Solutions also has a supply agreement for paper produced on the #5 Paper Machine at Verso Paper’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine.

Expera Specialty Solutions launched its new corporate branding identity, including a new logo and strategic business tagline: makingbigideasfly. The name “Expera” was inspired by the Expertise and Experience the newly formed company brings to the table, as well as the new era in service and solutions the team will provide.

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Expera Specialty Solutions is the leading North American manufacturer of specialty paper products for use in the tape, pressure-sensitive release liner, industrial and food packaging segments. Expera Specialty Solutions’ manufacturing platform includes machines at four mills located in Rhinelander, WI, Mosinee, WI, Kaukauna, WI
and De Pere, WI.

Expera Specialty Solutions is owned by KPS Capital Partners, LP. KPS is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with more than $6.0 billion of assets under management. The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at www.kpsfund.com.