Press Release

Mesirow Advises Reliable Container Corporation On Its Sale To Georgia-Pacific

CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 – Mesirow Financial acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reliable Container Corporation (“Reliable Container” or the “Company”) on its sale to Georgia-Pacific.

Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, Reliable Container offers a variety of custom corrugated containers and point-of-purchase displays, in addition to offering consultation, design and inventory services. The Company’s diverse customer base includes furniture, food and beverage, consumer products, auto, electronics, fabricated metal products and services industries.

Dan Brough, president and founding partner of Reliable Container, said, “Mesirow Financial was instrumental in identifying a strong group of prospective strategic buyers and providing thoughtful guidance throughout the transaction process. As a Georgia-Pacific company, we know that Reliable Container will continue to provide outstanding service to its customers.”

“Mesirow Financial was honored to represent the shareholders of Reliable Container in this transaction,” added Bill Hornell, managing director of Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. “Our deep experience and long-standing relationships within the corrugated packaging industry allowed us to run a process that paired Reliable Container with the ideal strategic partner, providing a strong foundation for continued success.”

The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. Mesirow Financial is one of the most active advisors in the paper, plastics, packaging and specialty printing sectors, having completed over 100 transactions in recent years.

Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with Reliable Container Corporation, Georgia-Pacific, or their affiliates. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC.

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