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July 11, 2016
AE Industrial Partners Acquires
Moeller Aerospace

Boca Raton, FL – July 11, 2016 – AE Industrial Partners, LLC (“AEI”), a private investor in
aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies, announced that it has acquired
Moeller Mfg. Company, LLC (“Moeller Aerospace”). Terms of the transaction, which closed
today, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1953, and based in Wixom, MI, Moeller Aerospace specializes in the precision
machining of complex hot- and cold-section turbine hardware across all major aerospace engine
programs, with high proficiency in the machining of titanium-aluminide, low-pressure turbine
blades and the manufacture of their proprietary Click-LocTM and FlexThreadTM products. With
more than 500 employees, three manufacturing facilities and more than 60 years of industry
experience, Moeller Aerospace is strategically positioned at the forefront of the supply chain to
deliver the future growth of the aviation and power generation turbine engine industries.

“AEI has an extensive, successful track record in our key target markets of aerospace, power
generation and specialty manufacturing,” said Kevin Atkinson, President of Moeller Aerospace.
“There’s no doubt that with the infusion of AEI’s expertise, connections and capital, our
company will have significant new business potential to develop and realize.”

“Moeller Aerospace is virtually unique in its products, technology, and reputation,” said Michael
Greene, Managing Partner of AEI. “The company is a proven innovator in developing new
products and processes that support the development and production of turbine engines for their
key OEM customers, and has the potential to expand this expertise across its target markets.”

Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as financial
advisor to AE Industrial Partners. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP served as legal
advisor and P&M Corporate Finance, LLC served as financial advisor to Moeller Aerospace.

Moeller Aerospace represents the fourth platform acquisition for AE Industrial Partners Fund I.
In the last year, AEI’s three other platform acquisitions include: Belcan, LLC, a global supplier
of engineering project management and technical staffing solutions; Kellstrom Materials, which
provides parts support and supply chain management for leading airlines and air transport
operators worldwide; and AC&A LLC, which provides high quality composite parts and tooling
to the aerospace and defense, space, and specialty automotive markets.

About Moeller Aerospace
Moeller Aerospace, based in Wixom, MI, specializes in manufacturing machined parts for the
gas turbine aircraft engine and power generation industries. Moeller Aerospace manufactures
precision-machined parts – ranging from small items such as bladelocks to complex brackets,
blades, vanes, housings and manifolds. At the core of Moeller Aerospace’s expertise is the
manufacturing of hot- and cold-section turbine airfoils, using a wide range of alloys including
Inconel/nickel alloys and titanium, with a business unit specializing in machining titaniumaluminide, low-pressure turbine blades. Moeller Aerospace is also a recognized industry leader
for their proprietary Click-LocTM and FlexThreadTM products, including self-locking fluid
fittings, fasteners and borescope plugs. For more information, please visit www.moelleraerospace.com.

About AE Industrial Partners, LLC
AE Industrial Partners, LLC is a leading private investment firm in the aerospace, power
generation and specialty industrial sectors, focusing on highly technical manufacturing,
distribution and supply chain management, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and
industrial service-based businesses. AE Industrial’s team includes partners with C-suite
operating experience in organizations such as GE, Gulfstream Aerospace, Power Systems
Manufacturing, Hawker Beechcraft, Landmark Aviation, Bombardier, IDEX, Aviall, B/E
Aerospace, NetJets, and Grand Prairie. For more information, please visit www.aeroequity.com.

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