By Exopack Holding Corp.

Ragot ExopackSpartanburg, SC – February 3, 2012: Exopack® announced today that it has appointed Christian Ragot as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Ragot, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novariant, Inc., a technology-based company providing solutions in GPS and other positioning control systems and on February 13, 2012, will assume the Exopack CEO role held temporarily by Tom Vale. Mr. Vale will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of the Company.

“We considered many extraordinary candidates during the search for our new CEO, “said Jack Knott, the company’s Chairman and former CEO. “Chris brings more than 25 years of operational experience, many of them in senior management positions and has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected leader. His diverse background in technology and industrial manufacturing will help Exopack drive its strategic initiatives.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this exciting company,” said Chris Ragot. “With a proven track record in implementing new technology and providing exceptional customer service, Exopack’s employees and management team have built a company I look forward to leading.”

Mr. Ragot will be relocating to Exopack’s executive offices in Chicago.

About Exopack Holding Corp.
Managing eighteen production facilities strategically positioned across North America and the United Kingdom, as well as a global network of alliance partners, Exopack is an established leader in the development, manufacture, and sourcing of flexible packaging and coatings
solutions for various consumer and industrial end-use markets. As a leader in the packaging industry, Exopack is also a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Exopack Holding Corp.