William H. Ayers Named CEO of Mississippi Lime Company

February 5, 2016

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Michael A. DeCola Named Chairman of the Board

ST. LOUIS, MO–(Marketwired – February 05, 2016) – Mississippi Lime Company has named William H. Ayers to Chief Executive Officer. Since 2011, he has led the company as President and COO. Under his leadership, Mississippi Lime has grown substantially and he has continued to establish the company as a market leader through operational excellence and effective response to market dynamics.

Mr. Ayers has been with Mississippi Lime Company since 1999, and has held progressively responsible roles in sales and operations. Prior to joining the company, he held both commercial and general management roles at IMC Global, Akzo Nobel, Potash Company of America, and Duracell Battery Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and marketing from Virginia Tech.

Mississippi Lime also named Michael A. DeCola, former CEO of Mississippi Lime Company, as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is CEO of HBM Holdings, the parent company of Mississippi Lime Company.

About Mississippi Lime Company

Mississippi Lime Company (MLC), based in St. Louis, Missouri, has been providing the nation with high calcium lime products for over a century. The company has built a reputation not only on quality of lime, but technical expertise, commitment to research and development, and a tradition of customer service. By utilizing one of the highest purity limestone reserves available, MLC has become the most diversified producer of high calcium lime and calcium-based products in North America. MLC has operations in Ste. Genevieve, MO; Vicksburg, MS; Weirton, WV; Chester, SC; Verona, KY; Mobile, AL; Port Allen, LA; Huron, OH and Prairie du Rocher, IL. For more information, visit MississippiLime.com.

About HBM Holdings

HBM Holdings Company is a management firm that acquires, supports and operates middle-market businesses in industrial products and services. The Company’s strategy is to grow a diversified portfolio using a long-term buy and build approach. HBM Holdings provides its portfolio companies with professional management expertise, financial resources, and high potential human capital to accelerate their growth. For more information, visit HBMHoldings.com.

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