Bridgewell Resources elects food and agriculture industry leader Arnold Donald to board committee

Posted December 9th, 2010

TIGARD, Oregon. (Dec. 9, 2010) – Bridgewell Resources LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has elected food and agricultural products industry veteran Arnold Donald to the compensation committee of its board of managers.

“Arnold has a track record of building successful food and agricultural product brands and brings a depth of experience and expertise to the committee,” said Atlas Holdings Chairman Andrew Bursky. “His election to the compensation committee is a continuation of his involvement with Bridgewell Resources and Atlas Holdings, and is an exciting development for the Bridgewell organization.”

Having spent more than 30 years working in the agriculture, biochemical, chemical and service industries, Mr. Donald’s most recent appointment was president of Monsanto Co.’s agricultural products sector. He currently serves on the board of directors of Carnival Corp., Crown Holdings, The Laclede Group and Oil-Dri Corp. of America. Mr. Donald recently retired from the role of president and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and was recently appointed president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council.

Bridgewell Resources LLC is a leading global trading and wholesale distributor of food and agricultural products, including baking ingredients, oils and shortening, organic and natural products, pulses and specialty crops, fertilizers and minerals, pet food and feed ingredients, and bird and grain seed. Based in Tigard, Oregon and an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, Bridgewell Resources also trades and distributes a wide array of wood, infrastructure, construction and utility products. For more information, visit www.bridgewellresources.com.

Atlas Holdings LLC is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Atlas companies employ more than 5,000 people and operate in a number of industrial sectors, including building materials, capital equipment, trading and wholesale distribution, steel mill services, wood products, packaging, and pulp and paper. Over the past 25 years, the principals of Atlas, in partnership with capable management teams, have built more than 40 companies in a variety of industries. For more information on Atlas, please visit www.atlasholdingsllc.com.