15. January 2018

PRESS RELEASE

THE DUTCH INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT GROUP – VEP – TAKES OVER THE
MAJORITY OF SHARES OF CORDIER
Provides access to further growth and development capital

Bad Dürkheim, Germany (January 8th, 2018) – Cordier Papier Holding GmbH and Cordier
Spezialpapier GmbH (together “Cordier” or the “Company”), a leading German manufacturer of
graphic and technical speciality papers, and Value Enhancement Partners B.V. (“VEP”), a Dutch
industrial investment company, announce that VEP has acquired a controlling majority interest
in the Company.

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