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September 2010

Penfund announces US$15 million investment in Choice Environmental Services, Inc.

TORONTO, Ontario (September 2, 2010) – Penfund, an independent provider of junior capital to middle market companies, announced today a US$15 million investment in Choice Environmental Services Inc. (“Choice”). The terms of Penfund’s investment were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Choice is one of the largest independent waste collectors in the southeastern United States. Since its founding in 2004, Choice has won several significant municipal collection contracts and has successfully completed multiple tuck-in acquisitions. Today the Company provides collection, transfer station and material recovery services to a diverse base of commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout South and Central Florida.

Penfund identified the Choice transaction through a focused initiative in the waste management sector. “We are extremely proud of our new partnership with Choice,” said Adam Breslin, Partner, Penfund. Mr. Breslin added that “We have spent over eighteen months studying the waste management industry and have met with dozens of companies. Choice is a perfect fit with the criteria we have developed for investing in the sector. The Company’s focused strategy, attractive business mix and strong entrepreneurial management team combine to make Choice an ideal investment for Penfund.”

Glen Miller, Choice’s CEO said, “This investment will help us accelerate our growth plan and provide high quality, cost efficient service to even more customers in the future.”

Neal Rodrigue, Choice’s President and CFO added, “Penfund has developed a good understanding of the waste management industry and our business. We believe they will be a supportive partner and look forward to working with them in the future.”

 

About Choice Environmental Services, Inc.

Choice is a leading residential, commercial, institutional and industrial provider of solid waste and recycling services, serving the communities of South and Central Florida. Incorporated in February of 2004, the company commenced operations with a stellar record of growth, propelling it into a position of leadership through its highly experienced team of waste industry professionals, which collectively bring to the company more than 150 years of experience serving customers.

Website: www.choicewaste.com

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About Penfund

Penfund is a leading provider of junior capital to middle market companies throughout North America. The firm is owned by its management team and is currently investing its most recently established fund, Penfund Capital Fund VI.  Penfund manages funds sourced from pension funds, insurance companies, banks, family offices and high net worth individuals and has invested more than $3 billion in over 225 companies since its establishment in 1979. Assets and capital under management currently exceed $1.6 billion.

For further information, please contact:

Glen Miller

Choice Environmental Services, Inc.

(954) 797-7974glen@choicewaste.com

Neal Rodrigue

Choice Environmental Services, Inc.

(954) 797-7974neal@choicewaste.com
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