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March 26, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLAS HOLDINGS ACQUIRES MERCHANTS METALS

GREENWICH, Conn. — Atlas Holdings LLC announced it has acquired Merchants Metals, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in North America. Merchants Metals becomes the 16th platform company for Atlas who operates a diversified group of manufacturing, distribution, service and trading businesses across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“We are pleased to add Merchants Metals to the Atlas family of companies,” said Ed Fletcher, Partner at Atlas Holdings. “For over six decades, Merchants Metals has been the provider of choice for thousands of professional fence contractors, architects and quality building retailers. We are extremely impressed with the company’s workforce, its strong commitment to safety and passion for success.”

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Andrea Hogan joins the existing Merchants Metals management team, and will set strategic direction and provide leadership for the business. Hogan most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Bridgewell Resources, an Atlas company, and previously as Vice President and General Manager for WESCO International, a leading distributor of electrical and industrial supplies.

“I am extremely excited to be joining Merchants Metals’ outstanding leadership team,” Hogan said. “I look forward to working with Merchants Metals’ dedicated associates to deliver superior customer service while creating long-term value for the business.”

Also joining Merchants Metals as Chief Operating Officer is Jeff Matuszak, who most recently served as Regional Manager for Boise Cascade. Matuszak also served in various leadership roles at Wood Resources LLC, a former Atlas company, for nearly a decade.

With its strong distribution network and broad product line, Merchants Metals is a recognized leader in the fencing market. The company serves as a reliable, effective “one-stop” source for its customers, delivering thousands of fencing products via its five manufacturing facilities and 39 strategically-located distribution centers. With over 600 associates, the company offers the industry’s largest selection of premium quality fence product solutions for industrial, commercial, high-security and residential applications.

Merchants Metals complete line of fence solutions for industrial, commercial, high security and residential applications includes steel and aluminum ornamental systems, galvanized and color coated chain link systems, wood and PVC systems, welded wire, temporary fence, pre-hung security gates, aluminum track gates and access control products.

“We look forward to working with new CEO Andrea Hogan, an outstanding leadership team, and the hundreds of dedicated associates of Merchants Metals to deliver superior customer service and create long-term value for the business,” Fletcher added. “We believe Merchants Metals is poised for continued growth and success in the future.”

To learn more about Merchants Metals or Atlas Holdings, please visit each company’s website at: www.merchantsmetals.com & www.atlasholdingsllc.com.

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