NSC Minerals Divestiture Announcement

NSC Minerals Divestiture Announcement

Calgary, Alberta

TriWest Capital Partners (“TriWest”) is pleased to announce the successful divestiture of one of its portfolio companies, namely NSC Minerals Inc. (“NSC”). On December 30th, 2011, TriWest completed the sale of NSC to Wynnchurch Capital. The senior management team at NSC retained a material equity stake in the business and continued in their existing roles upon completion of the transaction. Cody Church, Managing Director at TriWest, commented: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Malcolm Leggett, President & CEO of NSC, and the rest of the management team for their hard work, dedication, and outstanding execution of NSC’s business plan over the last three years.”

About TriWest

Founded in 1998 and based in Calgary, Alberta, TriWest is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, having raised over $775 million in committed capital through four funds. TriWest makes significant equity investments in profitable companies and works in partnership with management to generate superior financial returns through the pursuit of growth opportunities and a focus on operational excellence. TriWest provides more than just capital. The principals of TriWest have significant operational and financial expertise, making us effective partners in creating shareholder value. More information on TriWest can be found at www.triwest.ca.

About NSC

Founded in 1988 and based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, NSC is a leading provider of salt products to Western Canada and the Northern United States. NSC produces and distributes bulk and packaged salt for highway de-icing, industrial, agricultural, and other markets. More information on NSC can be found at: www.nscminerals.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Belford, Senior Managing Director
Cody Church, Senior Managing Director
Lorne Jacobson, Senior Managing Director
Mick MacBean, Senior Managing Director
Norm Rokosh, Senior Managing Director

TriWest Capital Partners
(403) 225-1144