Bringing Bamboo Industry to the United States


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The U.S. currently has a tremendous imbalance of trade even as we import over 50 million dollars a year worth of bamboo shoots, poles and other products. ​
We also have: massive unemployment, many abandoned small farms, overburdened landfills, organic waste disposal issues, receding water tables and diminishing water quality, severe soil erosion, worsening air pollution, etc.

Americans Need Jobs. Building a domestic bamboo industry from the ground up creates jobs. Cleaner, greener, and with the promise of cleaning up our soil, air and water. That's Bamboo.

The only roadblock is the political support and front end investment. This is a Bamboo Project.

A Good Idea

Growing of bamboo domestically would not only encourage more use of an environmentally-friendly material but it would also revive the United States agriculture industry.The potential of bamboo to improve the quality of life for a family or a community is vast.

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Bringing Bamboo Industry to the United States

  1. 1. Mandalei Global
  2. 2. This document includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements." All statements in thisdocument, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements.Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actualevents or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information and, including withoutlimitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: technological and operational challenges, needs for additional capital,changes in consumer preferences, market acceptance and technological changes,dependence on manufacturing and material supplies providers, international operations, competition, regulatory restrictionsand the loss of key employees.Corporate structure and investment method are subject to investor terms , conditions, tax rates, and ability of additionalfinancing acquisition. For purposes of this presentation government incentives, financing, and subsidies have not beenincluded. Government participation is considered significant by management and are being explored at this time. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 2
  3. 3. about 1.1 the company 1.2 bamboo 1.3 bamboo uses 1.4 bamboo market 1.5 bamboo in the U.S. 1.6 the expertsConfidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 3
  4. 4. Mandalei (pronounced, Manda-LAY) Corporation was founded on the basic principle of cross collaterization of global businesses to promote a cleaner, greener world. A global shift is happening today. Subsequent to the economic meltdown; the traditional powerhouse businesses are being challenged by a new wave of technologies, new businesses, and free exchange of information. Mandalei remains at the forefront of the global evolution. Our team is committed to utilizing the global marketplace as our R+D, making communities a better place in which to live. A division of Mandalei Global is in the startup phase of operations. The principles at Mandalei Global have registered The Bamboo Group as a California registered C-Corp. Bamboo Group is committed to the growth of the bamboo industry in the United States, and the development of new technologies based on the use of bamboo.Confidential Mandalei Global | Bamboo Group 4
  5. 5. The Bamboo Group will initially set-up offices in Los Angeles, and is registered as a C Corp. (7/16/12)Additionally, representative offices will be setup in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos for purpose ofmanaging those plantations in their respective countries. Bamboo Group – parent company (All IP) Bamboo Group Asia- SE Asia plantation holdings Bamboo Group USA –US plantation holdings BambooTech- processing centers, R+D. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 5
  6. 6. 1.2 – bambooBamboo is a material with a high - but latent - potential for application in a plethora of products. Earlyadopters in the global market are already using bamboo in a wide variety of products, currently bamboois mainly used for basketry and flooring. During the last 15–20 years, bamboo has developed as anexceptionally valuable and often superior substitute for wood. Bamboo-based panels and boards arehard and durable and may successfully substitute for hardwood products. Bamboo may replace wood inmany industrial applications and thereby contribute to the saving and restoration of the world’s forests.Because of its high growth rate and easy processing, bamboo is a promising renewable resource. Bamboo’sgood mechanical properties, low costs, and potential use in a multitude of applications show the potentialof this versatile resource. Moreover, due to its extensive root network, bamboo as a plant is a good erosioncontroller and water table preserver.From a botanical point of view, bamboo belongs to the grasses, the Graminea, and is therefore not a tree.It is estimated that around 1000-1500 different species of bamboo exist. There are considerabledifferences between species in size, color, node distribution, configuration, mechanical properties, andclimatic preferences. Confidential Mandalei Global | Bamboo Group 6
  7. 7. 1.2 – bamboo The fastest growing plant on earth. Some species can grow as much as one foot per hour. Certain types may remove hazardous pollutants from soils contaminated by sewage/industrial waste. High cellulose content. It’s one of the strongest building materials with a tensile strength of 28,000 psi. Bamboo captures 35% more carbon than wood trees. It has a higher tensile strength than many alloys of steel. It can tolerate extreme conditions and depleted soils that most plants cannot. Bamboo is harvested and replenished with no impact to the environment. Introducing bamboo into deforested mountainous regions aids the soil in retaining water, reduce risk of flash floods and landslides. Bamboo is drought resistant.Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 7
  8. 8. 1.3 – bamboo usesConfidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 8
  9. 9. 1.4– bamboo market Market for Bamboo: Although bamboo markets are expanding, it is not yet clear how large the potential market for bamboo is, and where the limits for the current expansion are. Availability of trade statistics up to 2006 is limited, because the necessary customs codes did not exist. As a result of growth of the bamboo market in 2007, the United States International Trade Commission issued HTS codes for Bamboo products. Prior to 2007, bamboo was classified under “Other woods”.Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 9
  10. 10. 1.4– bamboo market Market for Bamboo in the U.S.: It is argued that products manufactured in China are cheaper and we cannot source bamboo products for that reason efficiently. Let’s walk through the bamboo products journey from China. A U.S. company purchases an iPhone case for $5.00 (source this same product is sold to the U.S. consumer for $35.00. Please add to that the equivalent release of CO2 x 50 million cars while you are at it. This is the reported output of one container ship from China to the United States.WHY the HUGE markup? Well there are a lot of people to be paid in your products’ journey. Shipping isanywhere from $3,000-$6,000 dollars. Then there are customs, brokers, warehousing, and salesmen that allneed to make money resulting in the $36.00 towel. If bamboo is sourced here, the “middlemen” andtransportation affects are WIPED OUT. As a benefit you will also be saving our environment, creating jobs,and find additional uses for this wonder plant. After considering all the different factors when orderingfrom China; the United States can afford to be competitive.Now multiply these savings by the furniture, home décor, technology accessories, flooring, and apparelproducts being sold in the United States today. The birth of the main stream bamboo industry is upon us. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 10
  11. 11. 1.4– bamboo market The idea of growing bamboo for profit in the United States has been in play for nearly a century, with test plots of giant bamboo successfully grown in Alabama as early as 1944. But with a ready supply coming from Asia, there has been no incentive to fully explore a domestic source of bamboo—until now. Today, things are different. The race for truly renewable resources and solutions for climate change is on.Unsustainable practices and overharvesting in Asia means that creating a domestic supply of bamboo inthe United States has the potential for major practical, economic and environmental benefits.With prime growing conditions, pioneering propagation techniques, and innovative companies ready tocreate the necessary manufacturing and infrastructure links, the U.S. is poised to act. All that remains isthe political commitment and front-end investment.Bamboo is the highest performing asset class for a reason. There is always a demand spread acrossmultiple industries, so there is always liquidity in your investment.Developing technologies for use of bamboo as bio fuel and bio mass are increasing the demand anddriving market prices higher. In our opinion, the best assets class next to precious metals.Bringing bamboo technologies to U.S. shores is the next logical step in the bamboo evolution. Diminishingtimber resources and sustainable forests leave a large opportunity for bamboo. We believe investors willcome to the same conclusion. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 11
  12. 12. 1.5 – Bamboo in the U.S.There is a seemingly unlimited number of uses for bamboo asdemonstrated in China and other foreign countries, but the many usesof bamboo has not been realized in the U.S. where the mainproduction has been for ornamental purposes. A perennial thatgrows by an extensive network of underground storage structures,bamboo can withstand harsh conditions including drought and lowfertilizer inputs. Coupled with its amazing growth rate, bambooprovides a highly renewable "green" choice for the production offood, fiber and forage. It is a promising candidate for biofuelproduction. It is an excellent source of high quality lumber andflooring products and is increasingly becoming the en vogue greenchoice preferred by many consumers.Despite the retail interest in bamboo products in the U.S. and its potential for biomass and forage use,bamboo production in the U.S. is very limited. Research is needed on the plant production, large-scaleestablishment, harvesting, and processing of bamboo to allow producers the opportunity to takeadvantage of this valuable resource.Bamboo Group is committed to the establishment of the bamboo economy in the United States. TheBamboo Group will pioneer not only the uses of bamboo as a viable product, but will also invent muchneeded production processes to produce bamboo products efficiently. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 12
  13. 13. 1.6– the expertsDuring the past 20 years, bamboo has developed as an Average annual returns on timber...exceptionally-valuable and often superior substitute for have outstripped those from leadingwood. Bamboo may replace wood in many industrial global stock indices, property, oil andapplications and thereby contribute to the saving and gold for the past decade.”restoration of the world’s forests. -The Economist magazine-United NationsThe fiber industry in America needs the “As an asset class, timber - a renewablecapability to process bamboo. What’s resource with constant product demandmissing is the need for more experience stands out as a remarkably stablewith silviculture/agronomy techniques. investment”The only major study was done in - Bloomberg Wealth ManagerAlabama and published in 1968.-Guy Thornburgh Bamboo Expert"Im convinced that farmland is going to be one of the best investments of our time. Eventually, of course, food priceswill get high enough that the market probably will be flooded with supply through development of new land ortechnology or both, and the bull market will end. But thats a long ways away yet."- George Soros, June 2009If bamboo could be efficiently converted into fuel, the rise of bamboo as a non-food crop could grow in the UnitedStates. Deforested areas could be colonized by bamboo four times faster than most native plants. Private propertyowners would also have more incentive to grow bamboo to become energy self sufficient. There is already anabundance of bamboo throughout Asia, and its popularity is growing rapidly in the United States. If a legitimateprocess of converting its mass into liquid fuel were developed, one would assume that its popularity would only growlarger. This would allow people to produce rapidly growing fuel sources, and discontinue the use of petrol based fuels.-American Bamboo Society Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 13
  14. 14. Our business 2.1 Products 2.2 Growth 2.3 Our business modelCONFIDENTIAL Mandalei Global 14
  15. 15. 2.1– Products Bio Mass Wood Pellets to the EU and Asia. Bio Char: filtration, bio oil, pharmaceuticals Bamboo R+D. (Bio Fuels, medicinal, building materials.) Bamboo fiber for apparel and paper industries. Wood for flooring paper and furniture industries. Bamboo shoots. (food)Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 15
  16. 16. 2.2– Growth R+D center + production facility, Lancaster, California. 1 million Property lease acquisitions in Georgia, Louisiana, Florida. Phase 1 Processing center in Georgia. Start-up Bamboo import from Laos/Vietnam. Sales of biomass to wood pellet processing centers. Bamboo processing and propagation techniques. 7 million Phase 2 Company Division setup including research non profit R+D Bamboo fiber, fuel, and charcoal product development. Additional production line(s) implementation. Phase 3 Optimum species identification and propagation. 15 million New Growth Property purchase acquisitions in Georgia, and Louisiana. Processing center expansion in Eastern US. Public listing Phase 4 Bio Char products. 20 million New Industries Construction products. Bio Fuel products. Apparel products. Phase 5 Global Dev. Mexico expansion. TBD Additional new market identification could include Russia, Laos, and Latin America.Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 16
  17. 17. 2.3– Business Model The New Bamboo Economy Plantations Processing CentersThrough a scheme of lease and purchase acquisitions Bamboo Group will create a new bamboo economy inthe United States. Government agencies have placed support in the form of subsidies, tax incentives, andlegislation to promote the agroindustry citing America’s dependence on foreign oil, and imported goods. Arkansas Economic Development Commission Mississippi Technology Alliance Arkansas Farm Bureau Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance USDA Los Angeles County Delta Council Development Department CARB (California Clean Air Board) Delta Economic Development Center Mississippi Biomass & Renewable Energy Council Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 17
  18. 18. business lines 3.1 plantations 3.2 production 3.3 pellets 34 bio char 3.5 textiles 3.6 construction 3.7 bio fuels 3.8 othersCONFIDENTIAL Mandalei Global 18
  19. 19. 3.1 pla ntatio nsThe Bamboo group will initially lease acreage from farmers and landowners with existing bamboo, or insome cases, other eligible biomass where the landowner is willing to clear and plant bamboo. We willconcentrate on both the Southeastern U.S. and Northwest where native bamboo already exists.Criteria for acquisition: Proximity to processing centers Bamboo/soil quality Government incentives Willing to commit to 10 year lease @350 per year Parcel over 7 acres Proximity to highways Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 19
  20. 20. 3.2 productionBamboo group will setup processing facilities in the West, Southeast and Eastern United States. Acquisitionswill be via lease with subsequent purchases made through government subsidy and incentive packages. Allprocessing facilities will have the following production lines: Bamboo splitting Pyrolysis Fiber spinningThrough pyrolysis, bamboo can be converted into three valuable products: bamboo charcoal, oil and gas.Changing the pyrolysis parameters can change the product shares depending on the purpose and marketconditions. Bamboo extracts contain valuable elements and can be used in pharmaceuticals, creams, andbeverages.Processing centers will be equipped to process 620,000 lbs @ week plant generating robust returns (83%ROIC) Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 20
  21. 21. 3.3 pelletsNorth Americas wood pellet producers doubled exports to Europe between 2008 and 2010 as biomassplayed a larger role in meeting renewable energy goals.The EU’s wood pellet demand increased 7% in 2010 to about 11 million tons. Europe imported about $250million worth of pellets from the U.S., Australia, and Vietnam in 2009. A joint USDA and DOE studyestimates 1.3 billion dry tons of biomass annually could displace 30% of U.S. liquid transportation fuels, or65 billion gallons per year. The U.S. National Research Council reported in a recent study that biomass toliquids plants would be cost competitive with conventional oil refineries if a $50/ton CO2 tariff is imposedin the U. S.The North American Wood Fiber Review reported that the United States and Canada shipped a combined1.6 million tons of pellets to the European Union in 2010. Exports are expected to increase this year asmany countries look to biomass power since the EU mandated 20 percent of energy consumption must comefrom renewable resources by 2020.Wood pellets cost $230 to $300 per ton. While Europe’s biomass power industry has been heavilysubsidized by feed-in tariffs and incentives; it has become increasingly competitive with fossil fuels as coalprices rise. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 21
  22. 22. 34 bio charBamboo charcoal is traditionally used as a substitute for wood charcoal or mineral coal. It can serve as afuel, absorbent and conductor. The calorific value of bamboo charcoal is almost half that of oil of the sameweight.Activated bamboo charcoal can be used for cleaning the environment, absorbing excess moisture andproducing medicines. The absorption capacity of bamboo charcoal is six times that of wood charcoal of thesame weight. Bamboo charcoal can be used as an air purifier and for other antipollution purposes (Hunter,2003).Bamboo Charcoal: Bamboo charcoal is used as water purifier (drinking water, sewage and industrial watertreatment), air purifier, medical applications, deodorizing agent, soil improvement, etc.Bamboo Active Carbon: Bamboo active carbon can be used for water and gas treatment, refining coarsesugar, refining wines and edible oils, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic applications, filters in atomic reactors,improving soil through nitrogen fixation, as electrodes in microelectronic technology, etc. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 22
  23. 23. 3.5 textilesBamboo fiber is a green, regenerated natural cellulose fiber made from the pulp of the Bamboo. Comparedwith other natural fibers, such as organic cotton fiber, jute, sisal hemp, and soybean fiber, bamboo fiber isextremely cost effective, resulting in a price advantage for bamboo finished products.The breakdown of bamboo to fiber has historically been a chemically intensive process creatingenvironmental issues as well as higher costs. Mandalei’s proposed clean water intensive manufacturingprocess, uses no chemicals and is highly eco-friendly.Bamboo fiber is a revolutionary fabric that’s increasing in popularity. It has unparalleled advantages with itsunique properties, including strength and versatility. 100% pesticide, fertilizer and chemical free. 100% unique biodegradable textile material – unlike petroleum based synthetic fibers. Blocks 91% of UVA & 98% of UVB rays- naturally. Bamboo fibers produce textiles that are naturally, soft, smooth and luxuriously comfortable. Bamboo is 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton, it wicks away and evaporates moisture in a split second, fabrics keep you drier, cooler, and more comfortable. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 23
  24. 24. 3.6 constructionIndustrial bamboo products that compete with mainstream timber products have only emerged on acommercial scale in the last 10 years (excluding simple products like paper and chopsticks). Current globalconsumption is only approximately USD 500 million per year, compared to the overall export market ofUSD 80 billion per year for secondary processed wood products, which has grown by an average of morethan 12% per year since 2000. With the growth in export markets for processed wood products andincreasing penetration of bamboo products into these markets, the industrial bamboo market could grow toUSD 4-8 billion over the next 10 years.This strong growth potential is based around the competitiveness of engineered bamboo products againsttimber equivalents, especially hardwoods. Engineered bamboo provides a lower-cost alternative to mosthardwoods, with savings of 30% or more, while at the same time providing comparable or better technicalperformance in terms of hardness, stability, and strength. Combined with environmental sustainability andgood aesthetics, it is an increasingly competitive product in mainstream timber markets. There also appearto be good opportunities in the Vietnamese market for timber import substitution for products such as doorframes, window frames, and other similar construction materials. China is currently the world’s bamboosuperpower: it produces over 80% of global output and accounts for over 60% of global consumption. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 24
  25. 25. 3.7 bio fuelsThe U.S. commitment to bio fuel sources and its integration into conventional fuels has sparked controversy.As companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay $6.8 million in penalties to theTreasury because they failed to mix biofuel gasoline and diesel. Amount of biofuel and penalties willincrease in 2012.The National Petrochemicals and Refiners Association argues that there is no such bio fuel on the market tobe acquired. Mandalei will fulfill this need. (source: New York Times 1/10/2012.)The Biomass Feedstock Development Program at Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory (ORNL) recently released a publication entitled Bamboo: AnOverlooked Biomass Resource?The ORNL report speculates that based on figures available fromoverseas, as well as the limited trials conducted in the US, intensivelymanaged bamboo stands with fertilization may be capable of producingover 4.5 tons/acre/year (10 t/ha/year) under Southeast US conditions. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 25
  26. 26. 3.8 othersBamboo shoot is rich in vitamins, cellulose, amino acids and trace elements and is also a good source of fiber.Bamboo shoot comprises 90% water. Edible content of a newly harvested shoot is usually 25 to 30 per cent,with smaller shoot yielding a lower percentage edible content. Bamboo shoot can be consumed fresh orprocessed. Fresh Bamboo shoot has a crisp & sweet flavor. Bamboo Shoot is used in oriental cooking as anextender because it takes on the flavor of the ingredients it is cooked with.It is reported that Bamboo shoot has some effect in cancer prevention and is very popular in the South EastAsian countries. It is also used to increase the appetite and decrease blood pressure and cholesterol. As awidely consumed vegetable, Bamboo Shoot can be labeled as a heart protective vegetable and itscomponent phytosterols may be suitable as nutraceuticals.Other bi products from Bamboo processing can be utilized in the following industries: Pharmaceuticals Horticulture Bio Plastics. (Mandalei is currently researching this feasibility in collaboration with Brown School of Engineering.) Cement – as a bio fiber reinforcement. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 26
  27. 27. financial info 4.1 financials 4.2 use of fundsConfidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 27
  28. 28. 4.1 financialsPhase 1 Disclosure: Financials based on Phase 4 conservative sales estimates per plantCAPEX $1.0 ONLY. Bio , Real Estate, and IP Holdings CAPEX $47.0 are NOT included in estimates .Sales(avg.) 180 $7.2 Sales(avg.) 180 $44.8per ton per tonCOGS (5.2) COGS (27.2)Gross Margin $2.0 4 years Gross Margin $17.6Plant level G&A (.03) Plant level G&A (1.6)EBITDA $1.7 EBITDA $15.9 These are estimates only based on current market conditions. There is a lack of study on the true potential size of the market and additional government incentives. In management’s opinion these estimates are “worse case scenario.” Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 28
  29. 29. 4.2 use of funds CAPEX 1 million Processing Center leases (18 months) $160,000 Capital Equipment $200,000 Legal IP and Corporate setup fees $50,000 Land Lease (18 months) $100,000 Salaries (18 months) $360,000 R+D $130,000 Total $1,000,000Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 29
  30. 30. team 5.1 partnerships 5.2 management 5.3 pr report 5.4 the label 5.5 updates 5.6 contactConfidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 30
  31. 31. 5.1 partnerships Finance | Incentives | Grants Collaborators Department of Energy Mississippi Development Authority University of Tokyo USDA Memphis Bioworks Foundation University of Georgia[ The Bamboo Group has EPA Delta Economic Development Center Belgium University GA Energy Center of Innovation AgBio Regional Steering Team UCLAapproached or isin discussions with GA Department of Agriculture NRDC Arkansas State University the following Office of Bioenergy Programs California Clean Air Board University of California Davis organizations. ] Southeast Missouri Economic Mississippi Biomass & Renewable National Taiwan University Development Alliance Energy Council Mississippi Technology Alliance Arkansas Economic Development University of Oregon Commission Mississippi Delta Developers Kentucky Agricultural Association Development Fund Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 31
  32. 32. 5.2 management Eric Stevens COOHe has over 20 years international business experience in both the public and private sectors. Internationally, he is regarded as a visionary andleader in emerging markets, green technology investment, global product development, and green solutions.First to market in countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos Eric has facilitated the investment into several projects by courting US investmentand ramping up factories for Fortune 500 companies. He has initiated and managed international production/distribution facilities for giantsincluding Packard Bell, and Gibson Overseas. Eric’s educational includes a degree in Business Management, APICS certification, and Six Sigmatraining.Mr. Stevens has been responsible for the creation and success of the BumperBib, Fresh Saver Pet Bowl, Kewi and other products. He additionallymanaged outsourcing for fortune 500 companies: Everlast, Honeywell, Navistar, and Fiskars.To combat the new wave of environmental issues, Eric invented a new standard reporting system based on the five stages of a products lifecycle.Opposing simple green certification stamps as have been widely used in the market place, Global Eco Initiatives has developed “nutritional facts”label affixed to products presenting the “green” merits of that products construction, use, and recyclability.As a result of the Eco Initiatives, and Eric’s international contacts he has facilitated the largest Bamboo and Algae fuel and textile productionplantations globally. As a result of his green initiatives and diverse background Eric has had the honor of becoming involved with Greendaq andsubsequently The EcoCapitalist airing on CNBC World.Eric is sought after in business media speaking at several conferences throughout Asia and the U.S. . Eric has also been interviewed by CNBC,CNN Money, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wealth Manager, and Reforma among others. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 32
  33. 33. Charis Henry, VP Marketing: Ms. Henry’s career spans over 20 years of progressive international experience inmanagement consulting, business development, marketing and sales.Prior to Mandalei, Henry founded and serves as CEO of CIW2, Inc., and entertainment management consulting firm.Prior to CIW2, Ms. Henry served in various capacities in the entertainment industry for major productions including,Development and Production Director for Flavor Unit Films, West Coast Operations Manager for Queen Latifah Inc.,Senior Director of Repertoire and Member Services at ASCAP. Ms. Henry’s education, President of National Sales forP&W BMW, and Marketing Director for 310 Motoring. Ms Henry’s education includes a degree in BusinessAdministration Management from Loyola Marymount University, Real Estate and Insurance certifications.Pham Quang Anh, Director Vietnam Offices: Quang Anh earned a Master’s Degree with Ho Chi Minh University inEconomics and Finance. Mr. Quang Anh directed An Thai a successful real estate developer in Vietnam in addition toLorachell outsourcing activities.Dori Shimoda, Director Laos: Excellent relationship developer with expertise in domestic and internationalpartnerships. Adept at motivating and empowering team members to think creatively and to achieve business goalsand objectives.For Profit: EFT/ATM/POS payments, EFT networks, mortgage, mobile, prepaid, domestic/international, carbon creditsNot for profit: build schools in developing countries, helping poor children with health and education; helpingaccelerate other non-profits startups with funding and accelerated executionSpecialtiesHas an incredible ability to assess value chains, squeeze and transfer value between its stakeholders; to executebusiness plans in an entrepreneurial, leadership fashion. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 33
  34. 34. Nick Walters, Financial Consultant: Nick Walters was the third State Director of the U.S. Department of AgriculturesOffice of Rural Development in Mississippi (formerly the Farmers Home Administration). President George W. Bushappointed him to this position in March of 2001. He served until August of 2006.Nick won acclaim in the position in large part due to his work in the wake of the devastation brought to Mississippi byHurricane Katrina. Nick moved quickly after the hurricane to put his agency at the forefront of the relief effort.Nick initiated and spearheaded USDA Rural Development’s efforts in Mississippi to help victims of Hurricane Katrina inthe immediate aftermath of the hurricane, including: transporting FEMA personnel into rural areas for assessments ofdamage and debris; making thousands of vacant USDA multi-family apartment units available for evacuees; openingand manning the first four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and manning all subsequent DRCs; and working for USDAwaivers that opened to all Katrina-affected areas USDA Rural Development programs that are traditionally availableonly to rural areas.This Katrina relief effort, mostly designed to help in the ninety days after the hurricane, is especially pertinent in thatUSDA Rural Development has no mandated role in disaster relief.Nick is a native of Wiggins, Mississippi, and is a seventh generation Mississippian. He holds both Bachelor and Master ofArts degrees in History from Mississippi College. He has been recognized for his leadership in Mississippis economic andcommunity development. He was named one of the Mississippi Business Journals "Top Forty Under Forty" Business Leadersfor 2001. He was a member of the Mississippi Blues Commission, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of BlueMountain College. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 34
  35. 35. Doctor George French, Consultant: As a way of introduction, Dr. French brings over thirty years of grant writingexperience to the table. His dissertation in 1973 was one of the first definitive works concerning the planning, researchand development of proposals for funding purposes by external agencies. The University of Alabama published thisbody of work and was subsequently reprinted and published (with permission) by Virginia Tech University.Currently, he is working for the Downtown Jackson Partners, located in Jackson, Mississippi. His responsibilities includeworking as Director of Development and Special Projects for the Partners. Prior to that, he worked in a similar positionwith the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.While working for the City of Meridian, Mississippi as a program coordinator and grant writer his responsibilitiesincluded working with the Department of Homeland Security and the City of Meridian. The revitalization of downtownMeridian was his number one responsibility. In the three years and six months of employment in Meridian, he worked onand was responsible for funds in excess of $200 million for planning and implementation of programs and projectsMr. Pham Hong Phuong, Lead Chemist: Mr. Phuong is principally responsible for assisting in technical modeling, designwork, feedstock analysis ,feasibility studies, preparing technical and market research studies, etc. Previous to joiningMandalei, Mr. Phuong was senior chemical engineer at Petrovietnam subsidiary, Petrosetco, and was involved with anumber of ethanol projects.Pham Hong Phuong is fluent in both Vietnamese and English. He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering Degree fromStanford University and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Degree from Hanoi National University. Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 35
  36. 36. 5.3 pr reportAMICUS PUBLIC MANDALEI CORP Thru February 20, 2012 MEDIA STATUS TO DATE:RELATIONS REPORT FOR: UNSCHEDULED ITEMS: Outlet Circulation Type Area Product Status CNBC NA Television National Mandalei Interested Bloomberg TV NA Television National Mandalei Interested Fox News NA Television National Mandalei Interested Forbes 929,000 Magazine National Mandalei Interested Kiplingers 640,000 Magazine National Mandalei Interested Wall Street Journal 2,107,000 Magazine National Mandalei Interested Las Vegas Review-Journal 178,000 Newspaper Nevada Mandalei Interested Plain Dealer 274,000 Newspaper Ohio Mandalei Interested Seattle Times 268,000 Newspaper Washington Mandalei Interested San Antonio Express-News 245,000 Newspaper Texas Mandalei Interested Palm Beach Daily News 20,000 Newspaper Florida Mandalei Interested Associated Press NA Syndicate National Mandalei Interested Sacramento Bee 305,000 Newspaper California Mandalei Interested Knoxville News Sentinel 100,000 Newspaper Tennessee Mandalei Interested Dallas Morning News 475,000 Newspaper Texas Mandalei Interested Birmingham News 187,000 Newspaper Alabama Mandalei Interested Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 36
  37. 37. 5.4 the la belConfidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 37
  38. 38. 5.4 the la bel The PEIRS label program sets a new international standard for the measurement of products by providing a complete itemization of the environmental impact of a process. Eco-Print label exceeds the minimal reporting standards set by the current labels that simply certify a product as being while offering no supporting information for consumers. We will utilize this label as a marketing tool conveying transparency in bamboo manufacturing. The P.E.I.R.S. Eco-Print Factstm label clearly reports all facets of a products impact on the environment throughout the five events of a products lifecycle. The P.E.I.R.S. System is designed to report the impact of a effect on climate change. This scientifically based rating system provides measurements which takes into account the full life and analysis of its components. The Eco-Print label reports measurements in six categories: Material the organic sustainability and percent of all materials in the product. Production factory energy efficiency and pollution of air/water around the facility. Use/Consumption energy usage, CO2 release pollution ratings. Transportation how far via truck/ship/plane product traveled to store and how much CO2 released. Recyclability Percentage of product that is recyclable. Carbon Offset- Credits purchased to offset the Eco- of that product.Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 38
  39. 39. 5.5 updates The Bamboo Group expects to receive a significant amount of publicity about bamboo in all major markets as a result of our proposed unique product and the economy, climate change concerns by consumers and the government. Blogs are now picking up our initial project pointed at gaining crowd funding experience and we have been featured in: • • • • • Mandalei Global 39
  40. 40. 5.6 contact BLACK is the new GREEN! We transform agriculture and the environment.Confidential Mandalei Global |Bamboo Group 40