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  • 1. Per Astra Management Group Per Astra Management Group January 2010 1
  • 2. Per Astra What do we offer? Management Group Senior Blue Chip Level Pedigree Team Cross Proven Functional Track Team Record Process Industries: Specialty Chemicals Renewable Energy Oil & Gas Presence Due in all Diligence Regions Experts Asset Transition Sourcing Managers & Financing January 2010 2
  • 3. Per Astra Cross Functional Team Management Group Blue Chip Senior Per Astra can offer you all operational Pedigree Level disciplines for the Process Industries Team  Senior Management - Strategy Cross Proven Functional Track  Commercial & Marketing Team Process Industries: Record Specialty Chemicals  Operations & Supply Chain Renewable Energy  Research & Technology Presence Oil & Gas Due in all Diligence  Safety & Environmental compliance Regions Experts  Financial Control Asset Transition Sourcing &  Human Resources Managers Financing  Major Capital Project Management January 2010 3
  • 4. Per Astra A team that has proven track record Management Group Blue Chip Senior Team assembled from Senior Chemical Level Pedigree industry experts Team  Former VPs & Directors from major chemical Cross Proven companies Functional Track Team Process Industries: Record  ICI, CIBA, Huntsman Specialty Chemicals  Senior level team that has delivered successful Renewable Energy restructuring together Presence Oil & Gas Due  Huntsman Advanced Materials in all Diligence Regions Experts (Vantico for Matlin-Patterson)  Created $1.5bn of equity value in 18 months Asset Transition Managers Sourcing &  Strategy & Implementation delivered by Financing Per Astra team members January 2010 4
  • 5. Per Astra Due Diligence Experts Management Group Blue Chip Senior Professionals with extensive track record Level Pedigree  Experience from of over a hundred deals Team  Specialist support for Private Equity acquiring in Cross Proven Functional the process industries Track Team Process Industries: Record  Due diligence support Specialty Chemicals  Identification of key management strengths & Renewable Energy weaknesses Presence Oil & Gas Due in all Diligence  Commercial & Operational review Regions Experts  Development of Strategy Asset  Restructuring & Business plan Transition Sourcing & Managers Financing  Financial modeling  Enterprise valuation  Experienced in distressed debt situations  Development of cut-over plans  100 day implementation plan January 2010 5
  • 6. Per Astra Asset Sourcing & Financing Management Group Blue Chip Senior Leverage its combined industrial and Level Pedigree financial networks to source investment Team opportunities Cross Proven  Multiple points of access to businesses and Functional Track Team Process Industries: investments in transition Record Specialty Chemicals  Leverage relationships with investors to find Renewable Energy both buyers and sellers of assets Presence Oil & Gas Due  Operational experience provides a credibility in all Diligence advantage with FINANCIAL INVESTORS Regions Experts  Operational experience provides a credibility Transition Asset advantage with INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS Sourcing & Managers  Investing background provides complex and Financing creative thinking with regard to financing options and development of innovative solutions for balance sheet and funding issues January 2010 6
  • 7. Per Astra Transition Management Support Management Group Blue Chip Senior Able to provide senior management oversight Pedigree Level for acquisitions Team  Temporary management roles Cross Proven Functional  COO or Restructuring Manager Track Team Process Industries: Record  Temporary CEO until replacement is found Specialty Chemicals  Non-Executive board level support Renewable Energy Presence Oil & Gas Due  Short term functional expertise to deliver key in all Diligence change Regions Experts  Carve-out and cut-over support Asset Transition  100 day plan delivery Sourcing & Managers Financing  Oversee site closures  Drive product re-qualification process  Oversee capital projects January 2010 7
  • 8. Per Astra Presence in all Regions Management Group Blue Chip Senior Global presence with team members in Pedigree Level Europe, USA and Asia Team Cross Proven Per Astra Limited provides a low cost umbrella Functional Process Industries: Track company for all the services Team Record Specialty Chemicals  All team members are independent and are Renewable Energy assembled to match the particulars of each deal Presence Oil & Gas Due  You pay for what you use in all Diligence Regions Experts  The Per Astra back office costs are restricted to company administration and invoicing Asset Transition Sourcing &  There are no unallocated hours to be recovered Managers through higher charge rates Financing  Boutique service tailored to the clients needs January 2010 8
  • 9. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Peter Bentley Team Leader - Location Monaco Core Roles: Strategy, Business Valuation, Commercial, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Research & Technology, Licensing, Major Capital Projects, Asset Review Previously: Vice President for Global Operations (Huntsman Advanced Materials) Vice President Research & Technology (Huntsman Advanced Materials) Global New Business Development (Huntsman Polyurethanes) Global Process & Technology Licensing Manager (ICI Polyurethanes) Delivery: Appointed by Huntsman to support Matlin-Patterson with the acquisition of Vantico (Specialty Chemicals Revenue $1.4bn):  Led the operational and commercial review through due diligence “Building a winning  Formulated the business plan for restructuring team is a privilege - the  Restructured of the manufacturing footprint for the supply chain skill is to get ordinary people doing  Job reductions of 450 employees (approximately 25 %) extraordinary things  Full closure of 4 sites and relocation of 25% of the products together!”  1’475 customer qualified products moved within 18 months  Annual budget responsibility for $1bn of cost  Sustainable reduction in the operating fixed costs by $75m per year  EBITDA improved from -$32m to +$185m in 18 months January 2010 9
  • 10. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Andrew Welty Finance and Investor Relations – Location United States Core Roles: Strategy, Transaction Sourcing, Investor Relationship Development, Financial Due Diligence, Transaction Structuring, Financial Advisory Previously: Portfolio Manager, Polygon Investment Partners Director Credit Trading Products, Nomura International plc Director of High Yield Research, Deutsche Bank Delivery: Managed a multi-billion portfolio of debt, equity and hybrid investments across a number of industries and locations:  Was member of Polygon’s risk committee with insights to all aspects of the firms risk taking and fiduciary responsibilities  Acted as lead investor in global syndicated loan, high yield bond and private “Finding the money is debt and equity financings one thing - but getting  Play key role in structuring several project financing business plans and everyone comfortable energy related business development investments with what the story really is, is what gets  Served on numerous credit committees during a corporate bankruptcy case the deal done!” as well as numerous ad hoc bondholder committees  Acted as the lead investor in numerous out of court corporate reorganizations January 2010 10
  • 11. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Dr. Anna Janas Environmental & Operations - Location Monaco Core Roles: Due Diligence, Compliance, Sustainability, Carbon Management, Asset review Previously: Senior Environmental Consultant (RPS) Environmental Consultant (WSP) Post Graduate Researcher - Plant Physiology (University of Turin) Delivery: Experienced due diligence lead for environmental & operational functions Skilled linguist fluent in Italian, French, Polish, Spanish & English Experienced in many process industries:  Chemicals, power generation, coal mining, steel making, cement, ship “Never say never - the building, food processing, pharmaceuticals, parts manufacture bio-mass and experience lasts longer renewable energies, agro-business than the hardship!” Cultural aware - able to elucidate the facts from management teams unfamiliar with developed country standards Experienced in entrepreneurial settings Established the Italian business for WSP setting up the Milan office Good contacts with EBRD and IFC Conducted studies in many challenging circumstances:  Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia (including Siberia), Mongolia, China, Poland, Moldavia January 2010 11
  • 12. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Rene Bender Financial Controls - Location Switzerland Core Roles: Financial controls, ERP & System reviews, Business Model Previously: Global Supply Chain Controller (Huntsman Advanced Materials) Divisional Financial Controller & Analyst (Vantico) Assistant VP - Consultant Corporate Accounting (KPMG Zurich) Delivery: Experienced operational accountant with analytical skills mixed with the pragmatism of operational necessity Skilled in ERP systems - able to lead SAP implementation projects Experienced in M&A activities and JV negotiations “The luxury of time is Skilled linguist fluent in German, French, & English present in a Swiss Good mix of entrepreneurial zeal and blue chip rigour. watch - never in our projects!” Appointed by Huntsman to the Supply Chain Leadership Team after the acquisition of Vantico:  Introduced fully absorbed costing methods to a complex supply chain  Tracked the cost and programme for site closures and improvements  Prepared supporting case for legal review of site closures in France  Developed the business model to support moving 25% of all products  Demonstrated reduction in the operating fixed costs by $75m per year January 2010 12
  • 13. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Dennis Farragher Operations & Supply Chain - Location USA Core Roles: Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Major Capital Projects, Asset Review, ERP & System reviews Previously: Internet Consultancy (Owner) Global Director Sales & Operations Planning (Huntsman Advanced Mats) Global Director Manufacturing (Vantico) US Manufacturing Director (CIBA) Delivery: Experienced manufacturing professional with strong leadership skills Skilled in ERP systems - able to lead SAP implementation projects Good mix of entrepreneurial zeal and blue chip rigour “Leave it with me - I’ll Running a successful internet consultancy improving company visibility see what I can do…” on the net (…and he always sorts Appointed by Huntsman to the Supply Chain Leadership Team after the it out!) acquisition of Vantico:  Introduced new operational planning methods to a complex supply chain  Moved from Country selling offices to three regional sales offices  Delivered logistics improvements through minimum order limits and whole pallet selling techniques reducing shipping movements by 25% January 2010 13
  • 14. Per Astra Team Members Management Group Peter Littlewood Commercial & HR - Location Australia Core Roles: Commercial, HR, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Purchasing Previously: Vice President, Formulated Systems (Huntsman Advanced Materials) Vice President, Power & Electronics (Huntsman Advanced Materials) Director & GM ICI Polyurethanes Australia & New Zealand (ICI) European Business Manager Flexible Foam (ICI) Delivery: Experienced commercial manager with many years in the specialty chemicals sector Spent most of the last decade working in Asia with Asia’s growth companies Skilled manager of people with a background in HR “Asia is an experience Grounding in HR gained from Austin Rover Group in the UK in the late that gets built in front 80’s and ICI Fibres and Polyurethanes in the 90’s of you… So much belief that it can get Appointed by Huntsman to the Advanced Materials Leadership Team after the acquisition of Vantico: done means it does get done!”  Responsible for global sales of all downstream products - an annual sales revenue of $700m - serving the adhesives, aerospace, electrical, electronics, automotive, military, medical and sports markets  Developing and implementing commercial strategies to deliver high value profitable growth in major & emerging economies, & application markets January 2010 14
  • 15. Per Astra Contact Details Management Group Per Astra Management Group Preliminary enquires: pbentley.perastra@monaco.mc Telephone contact: +377 97 97 09 47 Mobile: +33 643 916 076 January 2010 15