“We appreciate the assistance of the investment bankers at Hyde Park Capital on this sale transaction. In a difficult economy and in challenging financial markets for consumer product manufacturers like Zickgraf, whose products are tied to residential construction, Hyde Park successfully marketed our company and helped us conclude an attractive sale to a strong, blue chip strategic buyer. This was an important deal to me and my family, to our Zickgraf employees and to the Franklin, North Carolina community, and I am optimistic that Shaw will be a great corporate owner going forward to the future benefit of both Zickgraf and Franklin.”