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Compass Diversified Trust Announces Name Change

WESTPORT, Conn., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compass Diversified Trust (NASDAQ:CODI), announced today that it has formally changed its name to "Compass Diversified Holdings," effective September 14, 2007, pursuant to a Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Trust filed with the Delaware Secretary of State.

About Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI")

CODI was formed to acquire and manage a group of middle market businesses that are headquartered in North America. CODI provides public investors with an opportunity to participate in the ownership and growth of companies which have historically been owned by private equity firms or wealthy individuals or families. CODI's disciplined approach to its target market provides opportunities to methodically purchase attractive businesses at values that are accretive to its shareholders. For sellers of businesses, CODI's unique structure allows CODI to acquire businesses efficiently with no financing contingencies and, following acquisition, to provide its companies with substantial access to growth capital.

Upon acquisition, CODI works with the executive teams of its subsidiary companies to identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow those companies' earnings and cash flows. These cash flows support distributions to CODI shareholders, which are intended to be steady and growing over the long term.

    Subsidiary Businesses

     -- Aeroglide Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred
        to as Aeroglide, is a designer and manufacturer of industrial drying
        and cooling equipment, primarily used in the production of a variety
        of human foods, animal and pet feeds, and industrial products.
        Aeroglide is based in Cary, NC and was founded in 1940.

     -- American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. is a leading U.S. manufacturer
        of upholstered furniture, focused exclusively on the promotional
        segment of the furniture industry. American Furniture, headquartered
        in Ecru, Mississippi, is one of the nation's leading low-cost
        manufacturer of a broad product line of stationary and motion
        furniture, including sofas, loveseats, sectionals, recliners and
        complementary products. American Furniture has the ability to ship any
        product in its line within 48 hours of receiving an order.

     -- Anodyne Medical Device, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries,
        referred to as AMD, is a manufacturer of medical support surfaces and
        patient positioning devices, primarily used for the prevention and
        treatment of pressure wounds experienced by patients with limited or
        no mobility.  AMD is based in Los Angeles, CA and was founded in 2005.

     -- CBS Personnel Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries,
        referred to as CBS Personnel, is a provider of temporary staffing
        services in the United States.  CBS Personnel is headquartered in
        Cincinnati, OH, operates 144 branch locations in 18 states and was
        founded in 1970.

     -- Compass AC Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiary, referred to
        as Advanced Circuits, is a manufacturer of low-volume quick-turn and
        prototype rigid printed circuit boards ("PCBs"). Advanced Circuits is
        based in Aurora, CO and was founded in 1989.

     -- Halo Lee Wayne LLC and its consolidated subsidiaries, referred to as
        Halo, is a distributor of customized promotional products and serves
        more than 30,000 customers as a one-stop-shop resource for design,
        sourcing, management and fulfillment across all categories of its
        customers' promotional products needs. Halo is based in Sterling, IL
        and was founded in 1952.

     -- Silvue Technologies Group, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries,
        referred to as Silvue, is a developer and manufacturer of proprietary,
        high-performance coating systems for polycarbonate, glass, acrylic,
        metals and other substrate materials used in the premium eyewear,
        aerospace, automotive and industrial markets.  Silvue is based in
        Anaheim, CA and was founded in 1986.

To find out more about Compass Diversified Holdings, please visit www.compassdiversifiedtrust.com.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements, including statements with regard to the future performance of the Company. Words such as "believes," "expects," "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2006 and Form 10-Qs and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Contact:
    Compass Diversified Trust
    Jim Bottiglieri
    Chief Financial Officer
    203.221.1703
    jim@compassequity.com

    Investor Relations
    KCSA Worldwide
    Jeffrey Goldberger / Garth Russell
    212.896.1249 / 212.896.1250
    jgoldberger@kcsa.com / grussell@kcsa.com

Source: Compass Diversified Holdings

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