First Quality Water and Beverage Announcement

September 14, 2017

First Quality Water & Beverage, LLC (“FQW&B”) began manufacturing bottled water in 2008. The manufacturing operations were strategically located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania in order to take advantage of the market growth as a regional supplier.

As the business and industry dynamics have changed since 2008, the future of this asset and its customers will be better served being part of a strategic owner with a national footprint. As such, we have made the decision to exit the industry and sell the assets of FQW&B to Niagara Bottling, LLC. The company is working very closely with the buyer to ensure the seamless transition of supply to our customers over the next couple of months.

All the employees of FQW&B will be offered opportunities to continue their careers with First Quality at other First Quality Group companies; including at the currently expanding tissue manufacturing operation at the Lock Haven site where FQW&B is located.

ABOUT FIRST QUALITY
First Quality Water & Beverage, LLC is a member of the privately held First Quality family of companies, a leading manufacturer of non-discretionary consumer products. The First Quality Group is a market leader with a highly diversified and comprehensive product offering of high quality products. First Quality companies manufacture a variety of products for adult care (incontinence & wipes), household care (ultra-premium tissue and paper towel), infant care (diapers & wipes), feminine care (tampons & sanitary pads), rigid and flexible packaging, and engineered non-woven roll goods.

Additional information can be found at www.firstquality.com.