THE YALE GROUP ADVISES AL-JON ON TRANSACTION WITH REPUBLIC FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Denver — The Yale Group, Inc., a leading investment bank for growth and middle market companies, announces that Al-jon, Inc. has partnered with and received an equity investment from Republic Financial Corporation, a private investment company. TYG initiated and served as exclusive financial advisor to Al-jon.

ABOUT AL-JON

Based in Ottumwa, Iowa, and founded in 1963, Al-jon, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of scrap recycling and waste management equipment including car loaders, car crushers, scrap metal balers and landfill compactors. See www.aljon.com

“Rob and his Yale Group team worked quickly to identify partners for us to implement our growth plans, meeting all the timetables we set forth. They also did an excellent job screening candidates so that we were able to continue running the business effectively. Net result, a better Al-jon emerges: fiscally stronger, personnel stronger, and with our proud history and values intact. This was a win-win!”— Tim Kneen, Principal, Al-jon, Inc.

“Al-jon was growing rapidly and operating at 120% of capacity. In addition to funds for plant expansion, greater distribution and servicing was needed to meet expanding world demand. The Yale Group was pleased to identify the source of capital and advise on this transaction.”— Rob Gettinger, Sr. Investment Banker.

ABOUT THE YALE GROUP

The Yale Group offers strategies and solutions that assure continued growth and smooth transactions for owners of middle market companies. We conduct private placements of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships for clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, business services, information technology, media, healthcare and biotech. Our principals have decades of investment banking and industry operating experience resulting in a unique blend of effectiveness and creativity in helping management accomplish their financial goals.

To learn how The Yale Group can help you grow or recapitalize your business, contact Rob Gettinger at 303-333-0992 or rob@gyale.com

ABOUT REPUBLIC FINANCIAL

Republic Financial is a private investment company with a interests in a diversified portfolio of companies including aviation, telecommunications, commercial roofing, construction aggregates and data services. Republic’s Private Equity Group collaborates with management to bring unique investment opportunities to its partners. With a mission of generating superior long-term value, Republic combines deep expertise in business development and maximizing business growth potential while working alongside key management to generate superior long-term value. See www.republic.financial.com