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ICV Promotes Two Senior Associates to Vice President

NEW YORK, January 3, 2011 – ICV Partners (ICV), a private investment firm focused on investments in smaller middle market companies, announced today the promotion of Sheldon Howell and Jermaine Warren from Senior Associate to Vice President.

Willie E. Woods, President of ICV, said “the promotions are reflective of their hard work and dedication and their strong contributions to our team.”

Mr. Howell joined ICV after working for Churchill Financial, a provider of senior and mezzanine debt financing to middle-market financial sponsors. He also worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, as well as Ladenburg Thalmann and American International Group. He received his BA in Economics and Political Science from Rutgers University, and his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he was a Merrill Lynch MBA Fellow and a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow.

Mr. Warren re-joined ICV in 2010 after working as an investment professional with Starwood Capital Group Global LLC, a Greenwich, CT based real estate private equity firm. Mr. Warren worked at ICV from 2003 to 2005 where he was a member of the teams that executed the investment in Innovative Creative Packing Solutions, Inc. and the divesture of Marshall Retail Group, LLC from Fund I. He also spent time at Goldman Sachs in New York where he was involved in various merger and acquisition assignments and equity and debt financings. He holds a BS in Business from Hofstra University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About ICV Partners

Founded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong companies at the lower end of the middle market. With over $440 million in capital under management, the principals of ICV have crafted a strong track record of helping companies improve performance over the long term, investing more than $200 million in 17 companies across a variety of industries.