Cosmo Specialty Fibers Announces Sales Partnership with Central National-Gottesman

June 4, 2013 (Press Release) - Cosmo Specialty Fibers Inc. (Cosmo), an affiliate of The Gores Group, which produces 140,000 tons annually of a full range of dissolving pulp products including viscose, ethers, and acetates, [yesterday] announced the appointment of Central National-Gottesman Inc. (CNG) as Cosmo's exclusive worldwide sales and marketing representative.

"CNG's global sales resources, and its logistics and customer service platform will allow us to penetrate new markets, improve operating efficiencies, and deliver the best possible customer service," said Michael Entz, Chief Executive Officer of Cosmo. "CNG has an impressive set of capabilities and resources that provide a natural fit for Cosmo. We are excited about the partnership and all of the opportunities that it will provide."

Moving forward, CNG will provide Cosmo with a range of services, including sales and marketing representation through its network of international offices. CNG will also assume responsibility for trade services functions, including logistics, documentation, and customer service.

Warren Pullen, Senior Vice President, Global Pulp Group of CNG, added, "Cosmo has long been known for the superior performance of its western hemlock dissolving pulps. Mike has assembled an impressive team of professionals, and we see already that there is an excellent fit between our two organizations. Together, we have committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality specialty cellulose and the utmost in service and reliability."

Founded in 1886 and headquartered in New York, Central National-Gottesman is a leading international marketer of pulp and paper. The company sells more than 4 million tons of product annually through sales offices in 28 U.S. cities and 23 countries worldwide.

SOURCE: Cosmo Specialty Fibers Inc.