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Freeman Spogli & Co. Holds Final Closing on FS Equity Partners VI, L.P.

Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 2011 - Freeman Spogli & Co. announced today that it held a final closing on its sixth investment fund, FS Equity Partners VI, L.P. ("Fund VI"), with aggregate capital commitments of $735 million.

Fund VI will invest in middle-market companies in the consumer and distribution sectors in North America. The Firm intends to invest at least 90% of Fund VI's capital in these areas. Since the Firm's founding in 1983, Freeman Spogli has developed an expertise in these sectors, investing over 75% of its capital in consumer and distribution companies, including 100% of its prior fund, FS Equity Partners V, L.P.

About Freeman Spogli & Co.

Freeman Spogli & Co. is a private equity firm dedicated exclusively to investing in and partnering with management in consumer-related and distribution companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1983, Freeman Spogli has invested over $2.8 billion in 45 portfolio companies with aggregate transaction value of over $17 billion, and is currently making investments from FS Equity Partners VI, L.P. Freeman Spogli has offices in Los Angeles and New York. For additional information, visit