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Jeffrey Kellar Joins Alpha Packaging as President and Chief Executive Officer

Alpha currently has 3.1 million stock bottles and jars available from its new Redlands, Calif. warehouse, and plans to have more than 9 million bottles available by September 30

ST. LOUIS, MO – 4/1/12

Jeffrey KellerAlpha Packaging announced today that Jeffrey Kellar has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Alpha, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, and niche food and beverage markets. Mr. Kellar brings more than 20 years of packaging industry experience to Alpha.

Mr. Kellar was most recently President of Hexacomb, a Boise, Inc. company and leading supplier of paper-based protective packaging. Prior to joining Hexacomb, Mr. Kellar was President of Alcoa’s Flexible Packaging business and served in various management roles at Tetra Pak, including establishing bottle operations in North America.

“I am excited to join Alpha, a highly regarded and uniquely positioned company in the packaging industry,” said Mr. Kellar. “The Company has an outstanding history of providing high-quality products and service. I look forward to working with the Alpha team to continue providing our customers with superior packaging solutions.”

“We are enthusiastic to have Jeff join the Alpha team,” said Phil Yates, Chairman of Alpha. “Jeff has a proven track record of driving growth with a focus on customer service that will help us realize our strategic initiatives.”

About Alpha Packaging:

Alpha Packaging is a manufacturer of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, and niche food and beverage markets. It employs 800 people at eight facilities in North America and one plant in Europe. In addition to manufacturing, Alpha Packaging has tool-making capabilities, from unit body cavity molds to high-cavity production tooling and also offers high-speed, automated container decorating services.

About Irving Place Capital:

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”) is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in compelling buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital opportunities. The firm focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments in companies where it can apply its substantial operating and strategic resources and expertise to enhance value. Since its formation in 1997, Irving Place Capital has been an investor in more than 55 companies and has raised over $4.2 billion of equity capital, including its current $2.7 billion institutional fund. IPC maintains significant experience in the packaging industry having completed 15 acquisitions in the sector since 2004. The firm’s portfolio companies in the packaging industry include: Alpha Packaging Holdings, Inc., Chesapeake Corporation, Mold-Rite Plastics, LLC, and Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. More information about Irving Place Capital is available at www.irvingplacecapital.com.

About Alpha Packaging:

Alpha Packaging, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, automotive, and niche food and beverage markets. It employs 900 people at eight manufacturing facilities in North America and one plant in Europe. In addition to blow molding operations, Alpha Packaging has tool-making capabilities, from unit body cavity molds to high-cavity production tooling and also offers high-speed, automated container decorating services through its Technigraph container decorating division.